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 : 18 1952 : 55 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 18 1962 : 26 1963 : 26 1964 : 30 1965 : 95
1966 : 18 1967 : 32 1968 : 25 1969 : 22 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 36 1973 : 27 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 15 1982 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 22 1986 : 32 1987 : 28 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 : 14 2020 : 3

A total of 2210 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
08 Oct 89 Mirage 2000 KF-102 Wg Cdr Ramesh Bakshi +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr AF Day Flypast 2 k on ground
24 Oct 89 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ajay Srivastava +
45 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Nov 89 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Bondugula Vijay Kumar Reddy
Click to View Record 4 km from adampur Kathania Vill
16 Nov 89 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ranjan Krishnan +
32 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Nov 89 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt Rajendra Vinayak Rao Kunte +
AFA Medak dist
01 Dec 89 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Ajay Ahuja
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Over Range
06 Jan 90Unidentified HC
Gorakpur Hit Elec Pole 2 Airmen Killed
10 Jan 90 MiG-23 BN Fg Offr Naveen Sharma +
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Jodhpur AFS (UI)
10 Jan 90 MiG-21
Ejected.
01 Mar 90 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Perumal Venkatswamy Lavanya
9 Sqn Flameout, relight failed. Ejected, Cr on Meerut Hi
30 Mar 90 MiG-27 M Gp Capt Anant Vasant Awlegaonkar +
HAL Ojhar AFB Nasik Cr. The aircraft hit the ground wh
31 Mar 90 Hunter Flt Lt Mohanto Panging
Click to View Record HOFTU Martin Baker List
09 Apr 90 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sanjay Kumar Singh +
29 Sqn Kagachia Vill Midnapore fm Kalaikonda 3 k on gd .
01 May 90 Deepak HPT-32
Gp Capt Jitendra Singh Thakur
Click to View Record BFTS DNE. Check sortie. Engine Failure. A/c landed in f
24 May 90Unidentified F
Jamnagar AFB Tathia vill
25 May 90 Sea King IN-551 Cdr S K Chaudary +
NAVY Cr in Sea 8 miles off Bombay 4 killed
11 Jun 90 MiG-21 Gp Capt Mohinder Singh Bhatia +
35 Wing AOC died in accident.
25 Jun 90 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Vijay Agarwal +
15 Sqn Failed to Return to Bhuj - ac missing never traced
14 Jul 90 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Rajesh Chaturvedi +
ARMY - 662 5 Killed Rajauri incl 1 Maj Gen
15 Jul 90 Antonov An-32 K-2705 Wg Cdr Shapur Erachshaw Baria +
Fg Offr Sandeep Kumar Mitra +
Click to View Record 19 Sqn Tambaram to Trivandrum Palode Forest 6 Killed. W/C
28 Jul 90 Chetak
NAVY Kochi
01 Aug 90 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Ajay Kumar Bugnait
16 Sqn MAC with Jag Gorakhpur. Ejected Safely
01 Aug 90 Jaguar IS
16 Sqn MAC with Jag Gorakhpur. Ejected Safely
13 Aug 90 Mil Mi-8 Flt Lt Deepak Moreshwar Paranjape +
Flt Lt Sanjay Satyarthy +
122 HF In Memoriam
13 Oct 90 MiG-29 Sqn Ldr Rakesh Madan +
47 Sqn Went into ground during aerobatics
06 Nov 90 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt S Surinder +
AFA Dundigal AFA Jinnaram Forests
14 Nov 90 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Rajib Kumar Chakravorty +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Cr during night flying from Jaisalmer. 12503 Rajib
26 Nov 90 Cheetah SA-315 Fg Offr Madan J Ghatge +
Fg Offr Vivek Naresh +
114 HU Op Meghdoot
26 Nov 90 MiG-23 MF Fg Offr Anuj Nanchahal +
Click to View Record 224 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Dec 90 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh
AFA Cr 5 km fm Narsapur
28 Dec 90 MiG-21 Plt Offr Narayanan Vijit +
MOFTU Tezpur Cr Rota Darrang dist
09 Jan 91 Canberra Sqn Ldr Subhash Mohan +
Wg Cdr David Devanbu +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 35 Sqn Cr Bhaderakhera Vill Wg Cdr Rao also killed. CoI c
02 Feb 91 MiG-21 M
29 Sqn took of in a 4ac RP and guns sortie and ejected ju
05 Mar 91 Deepak HPT-32 Sqn Ldr Bhupinder Singh +
Flt Cdt N Gaur
Click to View Record BFTS In Memoriam
25 Mar 91 HS-748 H-1513 Sqn Ldr Rajinder Bhalla +
Plt Offr Ahasan Hafeez +
TTW Cr after TO from Yelahanka 28 Killed. during an in
28 Mar 91 Deepak HPT-32 Sqn Ldr Nihal Singh +
Flt Cdt J S Rana +
AFA In Memoriam

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