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
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
14 Feb 94 MiG-21 Plt Offr Anup Negi +
8 Sqn Baghdogra AF Cr on runway on lndg
21 Feb 94 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Pagidimarri Upendra +
MOFTU Cr Dekurgaon Central Assam
25 Feb 94 Kiran HJT-16 U-752
AFA Nosegear Collapse during Ldg at AFA acwo
01 Mar 94 MiG-21 Bis
37 Sqn DNE - caught fire due to fuel leak on runway
10 Mar 94 MiG-21
DNE - Crashed on Runway at Ambala Pilot Killed
13 Mar 94 Sea Harrier IN-605 Cdr E G Shankar
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
15 Mar 94 MiG-21
DNE - Hit a hill over Pathankot - Pilot Killed
17 Mar 94 Kiran HJT-16 U-766 Sqn Ldr Raghunath Nambiar
Click to View Record ASTE Cr 11 km from Hosur TN
29 Mar 94 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Pawan Arora
Canopy Failure Eject Ambala
19 Apr 94 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt P R Shendge +
AFA Bird hit after pull out over Banswada range Bidar.
12 May 94Unidentified HC Plt Offr Rahul Sharma
Click to View Record BIDAR Cr in R Manjeera Pt inj
01 Jun 94 Jaguar IB
16 Sqn DNE Cr Gorakhpur. Pilot kept box in rear cockpit
29 Jun 94Unidentified UI L B Singh
SIRSA Cr in Yamuna R Sardalivill 1 killed
19 Jul 94 MiG-21 UM Fg Offr Sumit Malhotra +
Sqn Ldr Bhanu Pratap Pachauri +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during a cloud flying sortie NE of shahpur
27 Jul 94 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1912
114 HU cr Khardungla. Power Settling, over loading. Write
02 Aug 94 Sea Harrier T.61 IN-653 Cdr K M Karnik +
NAVY - INA INAS Dabolim Cdr Rana Killed. Trainer
03 Aug 94 MiG-25R KP-356 Wg Cdr Prabal Malaker
Click to View Record 102 Sqn Cr bareilly while landing.
11 Aug 94 MiG-21 Bis C-2217
Pilot ejected after systems failure
18 Aug 94 Mil Mi-25 Z-2553 Wg Cdr Rajbir Singh +
Flt Lt Amardeep Bhardwaj +
Click to View Record 125 HS Cr Tikka Bagri Mahadev vill Palampur HP. Went int
19 Aug 94 MiG-27 M TS-593
Kalaikonda AFS Cr Maitigaon Midnapr. Engine Flame-
25 Aug 94 MiG-21 FL C-761
MOFTU Cr Tezpur after badlanding
17 Sep 94 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr A K Jain
Jamnagar AFS Emgncy Ldng HitTruck 2 k
21 Sep 94 Cheetah SA-315 Maj J P Singh +
ARMY - 659 cr in N Sikkim 4 Killed incl 1 Maj Gen
05 Oct 94 MiG-27 M
LS QH 07/12/1994 No.34
18 Oct 94 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Pankaj Ahluwalia +
101 Sqn From Sirsa Cr
29 Oct 94 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Dixit
AFA Martin Baker List
16 Nov 94Glider GL Wg Cdr Ghanshyam Mitra +
1 WB Air S In Memoriam
09 Dec 94 Sea Harrier IN-612 Lt Negi
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
12 Dec 94 MiG-21 Bis C-2277
Rolled over on landing and Cat2 Damage.
15 Dec 94 Mil Mi-8 Z-2840
Crashed and Destroyed Crew Safe
05 Jan 95 Mil Mi-8 Flt Lt Neelkanth R Hiremath +
118 HU In Memoriam
06 Jan 95 MiG-21 Bis C-2251
Flameout after birdhit Pilot Ejected
31 Jan 95 Mil Mi-35 Z-3315
Helicopter Crashed after hitting ground
22 Mar 95 Jaguar IS
Martin Baker List
07 May 95 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Nandy +
Sqn Ldr Vinod G Koshy +
Click to View Record AFA Cr after TO from Kalaikunda 1k 1Ej
25 May 95 MiG-27 M TS-614 Wg Cdr Jasvinder Chauhan
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Aircraft caught fire during pull up for a steep di

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