IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1963 : 2 1965 : 4 1966 : 1 1968 : 3 1969 : 2 1970 : 5 1971 : 11 1972 : 8 1973 : 5 1974 : 4 1975 : 5 1976 : 5 1977 : 2 1978 : 2 1979 : 6
1980 : 3 1981 : 2 1982 : 9 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 5 1986 : 8 1987 : 4 1988 : 13 1989 : 9 1990 : 6 1991 : 8 1992 : 7 1993 : 6 1994 : 12
1995 : 3 1996 : 8 1997 : 6 1998 : 9 1999 : 16 2000 : 9 2001 : 12 2002 : 12 2003 : 4 2004 : 2 2005 : 4 2006 : 3 2007 : 2 2008 : 4 2009 : 3
2010 : 2 2011 : 7 2012 : 1 2013 : 2 2014 : 3 2015 : 2 2016 : 2 2018 : 2 2019 : 3

A total of 281 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Mar 94 MiG-21 Bis
37 Sqn DNE - caught fire due to fuel leak on runway
10 Mar 94 MiG-21
DNE - Crashed on Runway at Ambala Pilot Killed
15 Mar 94 MiG-21
DNE - Hit a hill over Pathankot - Pilot Killed
29 Mar 94 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Pawan Arora
Canopy Failure Eject Ambala
19 Jul 94 MiG-21 UM Fg Offr Sumit Malhotra +
Sqn Ldr Bhanu Pratap Pachauri +
26 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Aug 94 MiG-21 Bis C-2217
Pilot ejected after systems failure
25 Aug 94 MiG-21 FL C-761
MOFTU Cr Tezpur after badlanding
17 Sep 94 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr A K Jain
Jamnagar AFS Emgncy Ldng HitTruck 2 k
18 Oct 94 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Pankaj Ahluwalia +
101 Sqn From Sirsa Cr
12 Dec 94 MiG-21 Bis C-2277
Rolled over on landing and Cat2 Damage.
06 Jan 95 MiG-21 Bis C-2251
Flameout after birdhit Pilot Ejected
09 Jun 95 MiG-21 C-1666
aircraft lost as pilot ejected
05 Sep 95 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ranbir Singh Riar +
45 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Feb 96 MiG-21 Fg Offr Gaurav Saxena +
101 Sqn Cr 910km from Bikaner Pt K. Dt could be 12-2-96
12 Feb 96 MiG-21 M Gp Capt Vinod Kumar Verma
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Stn Cdr 34 Wg Bhatinda. he ejected from a Mig - 21
13 Mar 96 MiG-21
From Adampur, Cr nr Jalandhar Pt BO
28 Mar 96 MiG-21
Cr at Ozhar due to faulty fuel tank
04 Apr 96 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Nuthalapati Koteswara Rao +
Click to View Record MOFTU Tejpur during landing phase.
17 Jul 96 MiG-21
Cr near Salempur Pt Ejected Engine Failure
07 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr 3km from Zikrapur Punjab
17 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr Noriati Sonitpur Pt Ejected
29 Jan 97 MiG-21 Bis
108 km from Pathankot
09 Jun 97 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Tofkar
065/15 Kms from Nal A/F
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Satish Ramanathan +
52 Sqn MACW Mig after TO frm Chabua
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Ritul Srivastava +
Click to View Record 52 Sqn MACW MiG Chbua Both Pts Killed
02 Sep 97 MiG-21 FL C-992
17 Sep 97 MiG-21 Bis
Bhuj Airfield Tech Defect
21 Jan 98 MiG-21 M
Cr outside Sirsa Engine Failure
21 Mar 98 MiG-21 Bis
Cr near Chandigarh - MoD statement in LS
12 May 98 MiG-21 M Air Cmde Arun Kumar Tiwary
Click to View Record Pathankot 4k on gd
04 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Samir Kashinath Nerkar +
4 Sqn
24 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis
27 Jul 98 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Chaudhary
MiG21 crashed in the Assam
14 Aug 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr C G Trivedi
Cr barmer dist. From Uttarlai
07 Oct 98 MiG-21 Flt Lt Rakesh Kumar Kamboj +
51 Sqn Cr Niligrant Sonamarg Dist.
27 Oct 98 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Manu Srivastava +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Pathankot AFB Cr Kangra Dist
15 Mar 99 MiG-21 U Sqn Ldr Arvind Kumar Dwivedi
Lt U V Bishnoi
Click to View Record Dibrugarh, Assam 2 Pts Ejected
16 Mar 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Kuldeep Singh +
45 Sqn Nalia AFB Cr Kotadi Mahadevpura Vill
26 Mar 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Rakesh Gupta +
23 Sqn Tolewala Bridge Sangrur Pt Ejected
07 Apr 99 MiG-21 Wg Cdr Anup Ghosh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Rajasansi AB Bird Hit
13 Apr 99 MiG-21 M
Rania Mandi, Sirsa AFB
13 May 99 MiG-21
Nal
27 May 99 MiG-21 M C-1539 Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja +
Click to View Record 17 Sqn SD by Pak Army Anza Missile in Kargil Ops
17 Jun 99 MiG-21 Flt Lt Mishra
Flt Lt Jiju Thomas +
MOFTU Tezpur AFB, Cr Karbi Anglong Village
19 Jun 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Amit Singh +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Near Barmer, Eng failure due to Bird Strike
23 Jun 99 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sanjay Karki +
26 Sqn Cr after TO from Pathankot Bhadroha Village,
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Gursimart Singh Dhindsa +
51 Sqn Cr on Take Off from Srinagar AFB
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis
51 Sqn Ejected Take Off from Srinagar AFB
13 Sep 99 MiG-21
Cr while Landing at Uttarlai Pt Ejected
14 Sep 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Rajnish Sisodia +
51 Sqn Cr Ushu Forests, Udhampur Gorakhpur

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