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 : 26 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 : 13

A total of 2193 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
29 Nov 95 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Harishankar Prasad Kosta +
TACDE In Memoriam
01 Dec 95 MiG-27 M
Cr Morti town, UP. Possibly same as 29/11 ?
26 Dec 95 MiG-23 U MS-3270 Sqn Ldr Ajit Singh
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Flying as bouncer to Bismark formation carrying ou
26 Dec 95 MiG-23 MF SK-436 Sqn Ldr Ganesh Chand
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Flying as Bismark 2 carrying out two ac LLT missio
08 Feb 96 Sea Harrier IN-620 Lt Arun Poonia +
NAVY - INA From Goa - missing during nightflying over sea.
09 Feb 96 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Azhar Zakarya +
18 Sqn Cr Bird Hit Bikaner Area Pt Killed
11 Feb 96 MiG-21 Fg Offr Gaurav Saxena +
101 Sqn Cr 910km from Bikaner Pt K. Dt could be 12-2-96
12 Feb 96 MiG-21 M Gp Capt Vinod Kumar Verma
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Stn Cdr 34 Wg Bhatinda. he ejected from a Mig - 21
16 Feb 96 Jaguar IS JS-167 Flt Lt Navneet Raina
16 Sqn Flight test after an engine mod. Crashed 10 mins a
13 Mar 96 MiG-21
From Adampur, Cr nr Jalandhar Pt BO
28 Mar 96 MiG-21
Cr at Ozhar due to faulty fuel tank
04 Apr 96 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Nuthalapati Koteswara Rao +
Click to View Record MOFTU Tejpur during landing phase.
30 May 96 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Simon Kachari +
222 Sqn 4-5 Km Inside bhutan
04 Jun 96 MiG-23
Cr Outskirts of Jodhpur Pt Ejected
09 Jul 96Unidentified UI
RS: 267/10 NM from Nal A/F
17 Jul 96 MiG-21
Cr near Salempur Pt Ejected Engine Failure
08 Aug 96 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Badrinath Dharwar +
9 Sqn Over SK Range
12 Aug 96Unidentified UI
RS: 250/18 Kms from Halwara
12 Aug 96Unidentified UI
RS: 10 Kms Sourth of Siyani
28 Aug 96 Mil Mi-17 Flt Lt Sandeep Jain +
Flt Lt Vaibhav Prahlhad Bhagwat +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 130 HU Cr in Siachen Pakfire 6killed. Dt as 26-8 in IM
24 Sep 96Unidentified UI
RS: Tezpur LFA
07 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr 3km from Zikrapur Punjab
17 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr Noriati Sonitpur Pt Ejected
30 Oct 96Unidentified UI
RS: 110/12 Kms from Bareilly
04 Nov 96 Kiran HJT-16 U-857
AFA got lost - ejected.
04 Nov 96 Deepak HPT-32 Maj Ramesh Kumar +
BFTS In Memoriam
16 Nov 96 Deepak HPT-32 Sqn Ldr Guru Pratap Malik
Sqn Ldr Vadlamani Ramchand
HAL Controls jammed and ac went into dive. Pilots bale
24 Dec 96 HS-748 H-1032 Sqn Ldr K S Kumara Krishnan +
Fg Offr Harita Kaur Deol +
Click to View Record NSS Dubagunta nellore Dist 22 killed . S/L S Sahoo (16
21 Jan 97 MiG-29 KB-738 Air Cmde Chittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar +
Click to View Record 28 Sqn AOC Lohegaon AFB Cr during Emergency landing
29 Jan 97 MiG-21 Bis
108 km from Pathankot
26 Feb 97 Jaguar IB JT-066 Flt Lt Puneet Kumar Pareek
14 Sqn 3.23 M from Uttarlai Tech Defect
09 Mar 97 MiG-23 MF
33km from Halwara. In Flight Fire
25 Apr 97 Kiran HJT-16
Bidar Mk 1a
08 May 97 MiG-23 MF
26km from Halwara. Mechanical Failure
09 Jun 97 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Tofkar
065/15 Kms from Nal A/F
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Satish Ramanathan +
52 Sqn MACW Mig after TO frm Chabua
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Ritul Srivastava +
Click to View Record 52 Sqn MACW MiG Chbua Both Pts Killed
02 Jul 97 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Rajeev Juyal +
Flt Lt Vipin Kumar Agarwal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 114 HU SD Siachen Glacier
23 Aug 97 Mil Mi-17
HC fell of Morah HP and suffered Cat 1 damage
02 Sep 97 MiG-21 FL C-992
15 Sep 97 Kiran HJT-16
Bidar Mk1a Human error
17 Sep 97 MiG-21 Bis
Bhuj Airfield Tech Defect
30 Sep 97 Sea Harrier IN-611 Lt TSS Prakash +
NAVY - INA Dabolim, Cr in Sea
09 Oct 97 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn 32km from Halwara
29 Oct 97 Mil Mi-8 Wg Cdr Rajan Kapur
Click to View Record 109 HU Sulur Airfield
10 Nov 97 MiG-27 M
Cr Alipurdaur West Bengal Pilot ejected
14 Nov 97 Cheetah SA-315 Maj P K Aggarwal +
ARMY 4 k HC cr Tawang, DM and GOC 4 Div
14 Dec 97 Chetak Sqn Ldr Balakrishan T +
Fg Offr Jaspreet Singh Bindra +
131 FAC Fl Cr jogewala Raj 4 k incl
21 Jan 98 MiG-21 M
Cr outside Sirsa Engine Failure
21 Mar 98 MiG-27 M Sqn Ldr Rajiv Kumar Mendiratta
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Engine burst on T/O roll. Pilot stopped and got ou

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