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
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
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 CO AEB, G/C Damodaran and
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
21 Mar 98 MiG-21 Bis
Cr near Chandigarh - MoD statement in LS
26 Mar 98 MiG-27 M
Cr near Jaisalmer/Suratgarh MoD statement in LS
12 May 98 MiG-21 M Air Cmde Arun Kumar Tiwary
Click to View Record Pathankot 4k on gd
23 May 98 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ranadeep Chakarvarty +
AFA Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS
04 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Samir Kashinath Nerkar +
4 Sqn
24 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis
27 Jul 98 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Chaudhary
MiG21 crashed in the Assam
14 Aug 98 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1441
Fg Offr Nitin Anil Welde
Click to View Record 114 HU engine failure at an altitude of 17800 ft. helico
14 Aug 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr C G Trivedi
Cr barmer dist. From Uttarlai
29 Aug 98Unidentified HC
Unidentified Cr in Madhya Pradesh
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-585 Flt Lt Parminder Singh Rana +
22 Sqn Cr Kalaikonda onto Two other MiGs. Of the three ai
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-571 - -
22 Sqn Second MiG dest after another cr on top
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-530 - -
22 Sqn Stationary on Ground Dest when another Ac cr
03 Sep 98 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn Cr after TO from Halwara
07 Sep 98 Mil Mi-25
Sqn Ldr Dharminder Singh Nehra
Cr near Gurdaspur Punjab
08 Sep 98Unidentified UI
Pokhran Range
07 Oct 98 MiG-21 Flt Lt Rakesh Kumar Kamboj +
51 Sqn Cr Niligrant Sonamarg Dist.
19 Oct 98 Cheetah SA-315 Capt G D Singh +
ARMY Maj Shankaran too k in Army crash at Simla
27 Oct 98 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Manu Srivastava +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Pathankot AFB Cr Kangra Dist
28 Oct 98 MiG-27 M
Kalaikonda Pt BO
14 Nov 98Unidentified T
Cr Mhow 2 Crew Killed
23 Nov 98 Sea Harrier
NAVY - INA Cr in Indian Ocean Pt bo
28 Nov 98 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt H K Rai +
BFTS Bamrauli AF
11 Jan 99 HS-748 H-2175 Sqn Ldr Pasupathy Venkataraman +
Sqn Ldr Nipani Venkat Seshu +
Click to View Record ASTE AWACS Version, Cr in Arkonam Forests
02 Feb 99 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn TO fr Halwara , Cr Samana Sub Division
15 Feb 99 Jaguar IM Flt Lt Rishabh Agrawal
6 Sqn Pune Airfield, Overshot barrier on runway
07 Mar 99 Antonov An-32 K-2673 Flt Lt Mohit Abrol +
Fg Offr Tanaji Balasaheb Payagude +
PTS Cr on Approach to Delhi 24 K. WC DK Shukla (16044)
15 Mar 99 MiG-21 U Sqn Ldr Arvind Kumar Dwivedi
Lt U V Bishnoi
Click to View Record Dibrugarh, Assam 2 Pts Ejected
16 Mar 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Kuldeep Singh +
45 Sqn Nalia AFB Cr Kotadi Mahadevpura Vill
26 Mar 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Rakesh Gupta +
23 Sqn Tolewala Bridge Sangrur Pt Ejected
26 Mar 99 MiG-23 BN
Cr Halwara TD
07 Apr 99 MiG-21 Wg Cdr Anup Ghosh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Rajasansi AB Bird Hit
13 Apr 99 MiG-21 M
Rania Mandi, Sirsa AFB
18 Apr 99 Mil Mi-25
Cr Near Palampur
21 Apr 99 Deepak HPT-32
FL in lake bed outside of airfield . Engine failur
01 May 99 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Rishabh Agrawal
16 Sqn DNE. Happened 1998-99. Barrier impact. Pilot walke
10 May 99 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt V B Deshmukh +
AFA Cr Reddykhanpur vill, Medak Dist. From Dundigal

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