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
10 Sep 91 MiG-27 M Fg Offr H R S Sarma
2 Sqn G-LOC during ACM - Spin- Ejection
19 Sep 91 MiG-23 BN Wg Cdr Sanjoy Bose +
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Crashed after Flameout
09 Oct 91 MiG-21 Fg Offr Inder Mohan Singh +
32 Sqn Cr on Landing at Jamnagar Pt killed
21 Oct 91 MiG-23 BN SM-278
221 Sqn Ejected Pokhran after ac caught fire
20 Nov 91 MiG-29UB Sqn Ldr Ramesh Kumar Panda +
Flt Lt Nikhil Rohatgi +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 223 Sqn In Memoriam. Rohtagi mentioned in 29 Sqn history
05 Jan 92 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt M Sabharwal
AFA BO after engine oil leak near Dundigal AFA
22 Jan 92 MiG-23 BN Fg Offr Sunil Bajpai +
10 Sqn Cr at 1200 hours on the range. Turning downwind an
13 Feb 92 MiG-23 UB MS-3031 Sqn Ldr Chetan Prakash Yadav
Flt Lt Divesh Rai Auplish
18 Sqn An IF sortie with Sqn Ldr CP Yadav in front cockpi
13 Mar 92 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Vivek Jain
Flt Cdt S Choudhary
Click to View Record Martin Baker List . Name given as V Jain
25 Mar 92 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Dilip Vilhal Ghatnekar +
Flt Lt Bhasker Ekambaram +
43 Sqn flew into a hill in N’Land in bad weather. Rajy
01 Apr 92 Antonov An-32 K-2669 Wg Cdr Manjit Singh Makol +
Fg Offr P Raghupathy +
48 Sqn MACW An32 during Paradrop total 8 Killed. Nav W/C
01 Apr 92 Antonov An-32 K-3055 Sqn Ldr Nagendra Mandiga +
Fg Offr Deepak Vashishta Pintu +
Click to View Record 48 Sqn MACW Above Boothgarh Vill Ludhaina. Nav W/C AS Bed
03 Apr 92 MiG-23 BN
221 Sqn Pukdari Vill Pali dist Jodhpr AFS pt bo. Engine fa
23 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16
FIS Tambaram AFS Cr thiroppur Pts BO
26 Apr 92 MiG-21
Simolodenga N Lakhimpur Pt BO [afm/july/62/92]
29 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16 Wg Cdr S P Singh
Flt Lt Jayachandran Divakran Pillai
Chegalpatt Dist Alandur
13 May 92 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Bharat Mehra
Mathania Vill Jodhpur AFS
14 May 92 MiG-21 Plt Offr Avishek Punia +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
14 May 92 MiG-27 M
Non -Fatal
03 Jun 92 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Chow Ongpee Maunglang +
Click to View Record MOFTU cr rahibal morigaon dist fm tezpur AFS
09 Jun 92 Sea Harrier IN-619
NAVY - INA
21 Jul 92 Iskra TS-11 W-1750 Sqn Ldr Aneesh Chawla
Wg Cdr D V Singh
Click to View Record 408 AFS Ha Cr vadapary vill Hakimpet AFS
05 Aug 92 MiG-27 M TS-544 Sqn Ldr Ranjit Singh Bhatti
18 Sqn Pilot ejected after ac caught fire overhead
10 Sep 92 MiG-23 Fg Offr Virendra Singh Dagar
Atti vill julundur Adampur AFS
11 Sep 92 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist
25 Sep 92 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ranjit P Damle +
3 Sqn Cr during Demo for Press at Leh BO but K
11 Nov 92 Mil Mi-8 Wg Cdr Viman Kumar Arora
Click to View Record 121 HF on loan to ONGC cr in sea off rig Bombay
03 Dec 92 MiG-21
padumari Vill Tezpur Dist
08 Dec 92 Chetak Fg Offr Sanjay Mishra +
Fg Offr Anil Awasthi +
Gadra Rd Barmer Dist 1 IAF and 4 Army off K
15 Dec 92 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Kuttappa +
4 Sqn DNE - G-LOC during Spin over Uttarlai. Not in In M
02 Jan 93 Dornier Do-228 CG-75 A Cmdt Satish Kumar +
Coast Guar Coast Gaurd Cr in Sea off bengal 2 K
17 Feb 93 MiG-21 Bis
Cr on approach Jodhpur Bird Hit
02 Mar 93Unidentified F
Cr Landed to side of Runway, rescued from burning
20 Mar 93 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Virendra Singh Rawat +
220 Sqn Charaj ka dani Jodhpur AFS . Dt given as 18 March
15 Apr 93 MiG-21 U Air Cmde Sanjeeva Sahay +
Wg Cdr Prakash Govind Malvi +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 32 Sqn Both Killed . During TO Jodhpur AFS -
27 Apr 93 MiG-21
Rajasansi AFS Amritsar Tyre Burst on Ldg. The air
29 Apr 93 Iskra TS-11 W-1775 Civ Pt Tadeusz Czekajlo +
Civ Pt Lech Budzisz
408 AFS Ha Cr Hakimpet near Turkapally Lech Budzisz ejected
02 May 93 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt U B Umrani +
AFA Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed.
07 May 93 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Kumar Sahoo +
Flt Lt Suryanarayan Sabat +
118 HU Cr at paro Bhutan 8 killed incl GOC-in-C East. fin
26 Jun 93 MiG-21 Fg Offr Prem Handa +
108 Sqn Cr bhind Dist on Army Camp 4 K on Gd
05 Aug 93 MiG-27 M
Engine Failure (non Fatal)
24 Aug 93 MiG-21 M C-1540 Sqn Ldr Ajit V Patwardhan
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Cr near Jamnagar. Ejected while carrying out RP di
08 Sep 93 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Rajgopal Ravindranath +
221 Sqn Cr near Halwara (SK Range) due to disorientation
30 Sep 93 MiG-21 Fg Offr Dilip Khurana +
45 Sqn Cr near Nalia AFS Kutch due to disorientation
22 Nov 93 Jaguar IS JS-120 Fg Offr Puneet Kumar Pareek
Cr Naraingarh Ambala Dist Pt BO. Brake unit body f
02 Dec 93 Iskra TS-11 W-1751 Civ Pt Miroslaw Golebiowski
Civ Pt Witold Sar +
408 AFS Ha Co-P Witold Sar k , Spin recovery failure Hakimpet
15 Jan 94 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Vijay Kumar +
2 Sqn HashimaraAFS Cr 80km away caused due to disorienta
22 Jan 94 MiG-27 M
Engine disintegrated due to material failure lead
27 Jan 94 Mirage 2000 Flt Lt S Kumar
Bird Hit
09 Feb 94 MiG-29 Sqn Ldr Ajay Jasjit Singh
28 Sqn Cr jejuri 45 km from Lohegaon Pt BO

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