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
03 Apr 91 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Vivek Sikka +
4 Sqn Hit hill on approach at Jaisalmer
01 May 91 MiG-21 M Wg Cdr Damodaran
29 Sqn Ejected while turning finals - after DASI inspecti
17 May 91 MiG-23 BN
ac swung on take off as brakes slipped as pilot wa
17 Jul 91 MiG-27 M TS-539
9 Sqn Ac caught fire before takeoff, write off
19 Jul 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr Rehan Ahmed +
8 Sqn Cr after TO frm Baghdogra
20 Jul 91 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr Umesh Kumar Baweja +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Jul 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sujoy Chandra +
MOFTU In Memoriam
26 Jul 91 Chetak
Panchami Vill 60 km fm Jammu 6 Killed
27 Jul 91 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Ashok Sadhashiv Limaye
Sqn Ldr Sandeep Suri
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Cr in Midnapore Dist fm Kalaikonda
01 Aug 91 Mil Mi-35 Sqn Ldr Rajbir Singh
Sqn Ldr Dilip Bhaskar Fulay
Click to View Record 104 HS Patnitop for hill flying training. They undershot
07 Aug 91 MiG-21 Fg Offr Surinder Singh Rana +
24 Sqn From Ambala
10 Aug 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr S Shriram +
MOFTU In Memoriam
16 Aug 91 Chetak Lt N M Shaik +
NAVY Cr fm Mangalore 4 Killed
25 Aug 91 Jaguar IS Fg Offr Rana +
16 Sqn Gorakhpur AFB Pilot Killed Check Pilot and report.
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
Click to View Record 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 93 MiG-21 Bis
26 Sqn 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

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