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 : 25 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 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 31 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 : 12

A total of 2191 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
16 Mar 88 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Bhaskar Jyoti Adiyta +
29 Sqn Rajkot cr in field Pt Killed
18 Mar 88 MiG-21 Plt Offr Surinder Singh Pahil +
30 Sqn Cr gerua patther Tezpur Pt K
29 Mar 88 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Sukhram Singh +
222 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Apr 88 Hunter Wg Cdr Daljit Singh Minhas +
Click to View Record Cr Asnabani Vill Midnapore dist
08 Apr 88 MiG-27 M
21km E of Delhi Hindon AFB
04 May 88 Sea Harrier IN-601 Sqn Ldr Vinoo Mehta +
NAVY - INA Lost Control of AC during appr Crashed
10 May 88 Cheetah SA-315 Capt D S Sarao
Maj J S Labana
ARMY - 663 Cr at Sonam Helipad - 1 k - exceeded AUW
13 May 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ashutosh Sharma +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
21 May 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Nitish Balachandra Kadam +
51 Sqn 28 km fm Srinagar
08 Jun 88 Chetak Fg Offr Jatinder Singh +
Sqn Ldr Surendra Kumar Dogra +
131 FAC Fl Cr after Wirestrike Hamirput HP 4 K. Fg Offr Sanje
27 Jun 88 Sea Harrier T.61 IN-652 Cdr Sunil K Damle
NAVY - INA Chengalpattu dist Lt R Sharma Martin Baker list
11 Jul 88 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Shakeel Soni +
3 Sqn Cr into hill during ACM exercise
14 Jul 88Westland 30 HC Wg Cdr Tejinder Singh Gauri +
Click to View Record PHC
28 Aug 88Unidentified T
Murpur Vill Rajkot dist fm Jamnagar
30 Aug 88 Hunter Plt Offr Ganesh Gopala Krishna +
HOFTU Kalaikonda Midnapore Pt Killed after BO (UI)
24 Sep 88 MiG-21 Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma
Click to View Record HAL Cr in field Pimplegaon 100 km fm Nasik
27 Sep 88 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S N Murthy
AFA Narsapore Pt BO Martin Baker List
04 Oct 88 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Chandra Prakash Malik +
Wg Cdr Bommaoda Muthanna Mandappa +
Click to View Record ARC cr shivrajpur 40 km fm kanpur 10 Killed. Nav W/C S
01 Nov 88 MiG-23 UM
Bhatinda Village Pt BO
05 Nov 88Unidentified F
Cr Muzafarnagar to Barriely Pt BO
08 Nov 88 MiG-21 Bis C-2798 Sqn Ldr Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Cr Delhi Nazafgarh during flypast 4 k on ground
15 Nov 88 Hunter T66 Flt Lt G R S Reddy
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Marwaha
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Sqn Ldr Marwaha opted to do the landing and while
17 Nov 88 MiG-21
Jamnagar AFB
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Himanshu Narayan Manerikar +
20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Shirish Baban Deo
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
14 Dec 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Jaleel Ahmed +
32 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
27 Dec 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sukhdev Singh Bhehowalia +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Jan 89 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Harindu Kumar Bajaj +
Cr Banhilal Pass 3 K Not in In Memoriam
02 Jan 89 Hunter Lt Akhil Pundir +
HOFTU In Memoriam
12 Jan 89 HT-2 IX-858 Wg Cdr Manu Dutt +
Flt Lt Anurag Gupta +
FIS Cr nr Madras fm Tambaram. S/L PV Chaudhary (14085)
23 Jan 89 MiG-21
10 km fm Chandigarh at Zeerakhpur
26 Feb 89 Cheetah SA-315 Wg Cdr Chekuri Mohan Rao +
117 HU Cr Baralachla Pass - victims evac by 132FAC
03 Mar 89 Jaguar IS JS-150 Sqn Ldr Evlp Parmesh Babu
14 Sqn Crash landed in a Jaguar on Mar 3rd 1989. Unhurt.
30 Mar 89 Deepak HPT-32 IN-034 Lt Cdr Syam Sunder
NAVY Cr on landing
12 Apr 89 Canberra B 66 F-1020 Sqn Ldr Udai Sivram Soman +
Flt Lt Konur Chandran Vinod +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr Uralikanchan Pune 40 km fm Lohegaon
13 Apr 89 MiG-21 Flt Lt Ashish Agarwal
26 Sqn Pathankot
15 Apr 89 Ajeet E-1960 Lt Uday Kumar Sondhi
2 Sqn Cr L a/c in unpopulated area Got SC
17 Apr 89 HT-2 Wg Cdr Ashok Kumar Dasgupta +
Capt V Chand
FIS Cr marimalia ngr Capt V Chand Killed
23 Apr 89 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Kulwant Singh Dhindsa +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
03 May 89 MiG-21
[afm/au/6/89] from Ambala
10 May 89 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Rabin Kumar Ghosh
3 Sqn BO Engine flame out at Jaisalmer
10 May 89Unidentified T
AFA Cr Masaipet Village Medak Dist
11 May 89 Ajeet E-1966 Fg Offr Sanjay Shivraj +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Kalaikunda - Cr during formation flying
17 May 89 MiG-23 Sqn Ldr Pradeep Singh
Click to View Record Bodakdev Vill Ahmedabad
31 May 89 Chetak Lt Chandrakumar +
NAVY Wirestrike at Rameshwaram 5 Killed
01 Jun 89 MiG-29 KB -714 Sqn Ldr Rakesh Madan
47 Sqn .DNE Ran off Runway - Aircraft Cat E - not repaire
06 Jun 89 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr Sanjay Raghunath Karve +
ASTE HAL Blore 1 on Ground Killed
15 Jun 89 MiG-23 UM Sqn Ldr Deepak Chaudhuri +
Sqn Ldr Archel Joseph Thomas +
221 Sqn Cr during night sortie
20 Jul 89 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sanjay Tandon +
3 Sqn Lost way on solo flight, crashed 40NM from ptkt
01 Sep 89 Otter DHC-3 - -
59 Sqn DNE Ac airlifted by Mi-8. Broke loose, glided in a

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