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
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
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
13 May 99 MiG-21
Nal
27 May 99 MiG-21 M C-1539 Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja +
Click to View Record 17 Sqn SD by Pak Army Anza Missile in Kargil Ops
27 May 99 MiG-27 M
9 Sqn Engine Flame out Kargil Sector Pt Ejected
28 May 99 Mil Mi-17 Flt Lt Subramaniam Mulihan +
Sqn Ldr Rajiv Pundir +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 152 HU SD by Pak Army Stinger Tololing Sector 4 Crew K
17 Jun 99 MiG-21 Flt Lt Mishra
Flt Lt Jiju Thomas +
MOFTU Tezpur AFB, Cr Karbi Anglong Village
19 Jun 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Amit Singh +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Near Barmer, Eng failure due to Bird Strike
23 Jun 99 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sanjay Karki +
26 Sqn Cr after TO from Pathankot Bhadroha Village,
30 Jun 99 Jaguar IS
14 Sqn Changera and Killaur Villages, Patiala Dist,
02 Jul 99 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Deepak Sharma +
10 Sqn Cr during take-off. Unstick and nose wheel touched
04 Aug 99 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Farhat Samiullah Siddiqui +
Flt Lt Sanjay Kumar Pandey +
117 HU Cr in Himachal while on a rescue mission 2 K
06 Aug 99 MiG-29 Flt Lt Gaurav Chibber +
Click to View Record 223 Sqn Cr in Nainadevi Area Himachal Pt K
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Gursimart Singh Dhindsa +
51 Sqn Cr on Take Off from Srinagar AFB
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis
51 Sqn Ejected Take Off from Srinagar AFB
13 Sep 99 MiG-21
Cr while Landing at Uttarlai Pt Ejected

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