IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


0 : 1 1933 : 2 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 6 1941 : 40 1942 : 86 1943 : 49 1944 : 50 1945 : 94 1946 : 90 1947 : 69 1948 : 22 1949 : 17 1950 : 13
1951 : 17 1952 : 54 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 17 1962 : 26 1963 : 26 1964 : 30 1965 : 94
1966 : 18 1967 : 31 1968 : 25 1969 : 21 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 35 1973 : 25 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 14 1982 : 26 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 32 1987 : 27 1988 : 35 1989 : 29 1990 : 25 1991 : 24 1992 : 25 1993 : 16 1994 : 34 1995 : 23
1996 : 24 1997 : 20 1998 : 25 1999 : 38 2000 : 28 2001 : 29 2002 : 32 2003 : 15 2004 : 22 2005 : 21 2006 : 10 2007 : 17 2008 : 12 2009 : 17 2010 : 16
2011 : 17 2012 : 14 2013 : 10 2014 : 12 2015 : 13 2016 : 10 2017 : 9 2018 : 15 2019 : 13

A total of 2195 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
18 Jul 86 MiG-23 Flt Lt Atalgatha Gundu Rao Narhari +
10 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
21 Jul 86 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ashwini Kumar Agarwal +
23 Sqn In Memoriam
02 Aug 86 Chetak Lt Cdr Inderjit Saini +
NAVY Vizag INAS cr Simhachalam Hills
07 Aug 86 BN2 Defender IN-131
NAVY Lost off Cochin Coast
16 Aug 86 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Selvaraj Raj
Click to View Record ejection due to bird hit on short finals
22 Aug 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Vijaykumar Santoshkumar Sikdar +
Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao
AFA Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao Ejected Cr Bijleepore Vill
27 Aug 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt John Devadawson +
17 Sqn Awantipur AFB Cr Anantnag Dist
04 Sep 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anandrao Shripatrao Wagh +
26 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Sep 86 Ajeet E-2034 Sqn Ldr Anjan Kumar Gogoi
Click to View Record 22 Sqn quill shaft in the fuel pump had snapped.
15 Sep 86 Chetak Capt Syam Sunder +
Capt R Sibal
ARMY - 7 A Cr in chara vill Patiala 2 killed
25 Sep 86 Alize Cdr G Mukerjee +
NAVY - INA Cr in Sea off Karwar 3 Killed
30 Sep 86 Ajeet Fg Offr P Venkatarao +
2 Sqn ac lifted off prematurely, flipped on to his back
14 Oct 86 Iskra TS-11 Sqn Ldr Dushyant Kumar Laxman +
Flt Cdt S Sharma
408 AFS Ha Cr near Bidar 2 k
16 Oct 86 MiG-21 M Sqn Ldr Robin Shekhar Sharma
29 Sqn Cr Khajaberja 21 km fm Jamnagar Pt Killed
24 Oct 86 Iskra TS-11 W-1747 Flt Lt Pradeep Rastogi +
Flt Cdt Raja Prasad Pandey +
408 AFS Ha Cr in pond 5 km dundigal Flt Cdt Pande k- Hakimpet
30 Oct 86 Canberra Wg Cdr Allandur Sulochanan Gurunathan
Click to View Record DNE. Canberra Trainer, night flight at Jaisalmer.
16 Dec 86 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
Martin Baker List
26 Dec 86Unidentified F
Ferozepur
01 Jan 87 Mil Mi-17 Babu?
128 HU DNE Pilot mishandled trim controls on ground. Ac l
09 Jan 87 Ajeet
2 Sqn DNE Ac Rolling to right on finals -Ejt KKD
20 Feb 87 MiG-23 Flt LT Rachamadugu Raghu +
Click to View Record 221 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Apr 87 Antonov An-32 K-2715 Wg Cdr Kasaragod Pallath Viiayakumar
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Belly landed wheels up due to high workload in coc
24 Apr 87 Mirage 2000 Flt Lt Anil Ganpatrao Ghatge +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
21 May 87 MiG-23 Sqn Ldr Vinaykumar Suryakant Bhisey +
10 Sqn Killed in Crash - Night Sortie. Lost contact at 20
04 Jun 87Unidentified F
Asohi Vill Kutch dist pt BO
08 Jun 87 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Deepak Datta +
Cr at Bhatinda W Sector
17 Jun 87 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Indrjitsinh Dansinh Gohil +
Fg Offr Praveen Sharma +
131 FAC Fl Cr in R Chenab 160 km fm jammu
27 Jul 87 MiG-21 Fg Offr Vivekanand S Jaware +
Cr Jopra Vill Sirsa Dist. Name and Dt from In Memo
13 Aug 87 Canberra Sqn Ldr Gurtej Singh Chauhan +
Sqn Ldr Janardhanan Radhakrishnan +
6 Sqn Night time training sortie Pune
30 Aug 87 Jaguar IS Wg Cdr Ashok Yadav +
ASTE TO Fm BLore Cr Coonoor. Unauthorised display over
02 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Dhiraj Kumar Purkayastha +
Flt Lt Sameer Kalyan Kurane +
AFA Cr Turkalkhanpur Sreddy Dist F/L Khurana k
03 Sep 87 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ranbir Singh
3 Sqn Cr during LL fight - Pilot thrown out safe
08 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt S Tyagi +
AFA Cr Narsapur on second solo flt
11 Sep 87 Ajeet E-1082 Flt Lt Ramdurai Krishna Murthy +
18 Sqn Jamnagar
15 Sep 87 Mirage 2000 Sqn Ldr Gill
Cr Gwalior. The aircraft was destroyed but the pil
22 Sep 87 MiG-23
Gasgret Una dist HP Pt killed -- Not I In Memoria
30 Oct 87 Cheetah SA-315 Maj V Seetharaman +
ARMY - 662 Capt GK Dhani also killed , Siachen Glacier
01 Nov 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Amar Jeet Singh Sandhu
Flt Cdt V Saxena
AFA Martin Baker List Flt Cdt V Saxena Eng Flame out
03 Nov 87Unidentified HC
Jaotala ranchi 5 Killed
09 Nov 87Unidentified F Flt Lt V K Reddy +
Cr at AFB Adampur. Not in In Memoriam
12 Nov 87Unidentified F Flt Lt Uttam Kumar Devnath
Sar al Samand 40 km fm Jodhpur
09 Dec 87 BN2 Defender IN-132 Lt Cdr R Datta
NAVY Ditched in Sea off cochin Crew Safe Eng failure
10 Dec 87 Jaguar Flt Lt Shankar Dayal Bajpai +
6 Sqn lost during dark night LL Nav Sortie Naliya
25 Dec 87 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Ashok Sadhashiv Limaye
Click to View Record Aircraft hit snowbank, turned on back - w/o
29 Dec 87 Ajeet E-1071
Kesavapalem Sulur AFS
11 Jan 88 MiG-21 C-770 Flt Lt Anil Raj +
MOFTU 10 km from Tezpur
08 Feb 88 Antonov An-32 K-2713
Written off in landing - wreck remained for a few
10 Feb 88 MiG-21
Cr 20 km from Lucknow
15 Feb 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bijendra Singh Panwar +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
25 Feb 88 Cheetah SA-315
Cr at Siachen just short of Helipad,

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