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
13 Sep 99 MiG-21
Cr while Landing at Uttarlai Pt Ejected
14 Sep 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Rajnish Sisodia +
51 Sqn Cr Ushu Forests, Udhampur Gorakhpur
20 Sep 99 Jaguar IS
27 Sqn Gorakhpur Cr after TO Pt Ejected. 27 Sqn pilot usi
01 Oct 99 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt S Agnihotri
AFA Bidar AFS Cr Ekalara Tanda Village
14 Oct 99 Kiran HJT-16 Fg Offr Chetanya Marathe +
FTW Hakimpet, Jagdevpur Medak
04 Nov 99Unidentified UI
08 Nov 99 Jaguar IS
27 Sqn Chiduapur Vill Gorakhpur Dist Pt Ejected.
03 Dec 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Pankaj Kumar Joshi +
21 Sqn Cr Zikrapur, Chandigarh AFB, Pt Ejected Killed
08 Dec 99 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr Sanjay Chitnis
NAVY INS Dega, Cr Vzg Rly Lines
14 Dec 99 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Sagar
29 Sqn Ejected on take off roll - flying ac belonging to
15 Dec 99 MiG-21 FL C-706 Sqn Ldr Gurcharan Arora
30 Sqn Tezpur Pt Ejected. No Casualities on Ground
10 Jan 00 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Victor Singh +
29 Sqn Chandan Village, Jaisalmer. Cr during a night sort
02 Feb 00 MiG-23 BN
Engine Failure
23 Feb 00 Antonov An-32 K-2690
43 Sqn Cr Vijaynagar ALG - s/n as seen by reporters
14 Mar 00 Iskra TS-11 W-1742 Sqn Ldr Vishal Mehta +
408 AFS Ha Tumkunta Village, from Hakimpet Fg Off KH Singh BO
14 Mar 00 MiG-23 U
Mechanical Failure
25 Mar 00 MiG-23 U Sqn Ldr Gabriel Raymond Rueben
Flt Lt P K Singh
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Cr Kargil Sector, Both Pts Ejected, Eng Flameout
25 Apr 00 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Madati Raj Kumar +
31 Sqn Bhirdhar vill,Patiala Dist, 0810 Hrs
06 May 00 MiG-21
Ambala
10 May 00 MiG-23 Sqn Ldr Surendar Singh Dalal
Aitiyan vill, TO fm Halwara 2km, Pt BO
17 May 00 Cheetah SA-315 Wg Cdr Chandra Singh +
Click to View Record 117 HU Cr Barachla Pass, Lahaul Spiti
17 May 00 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Amit Goel +
Cr Suraj Tal, HP
23 May 00 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ajay Jetley +
26 Sqn Nimbala vill 32km fm Barmer , TO Uttarlai 07156 Hr
23 May 00 Kiran HJT-16 U-837 Sqn Ldr S Nema
AFA Cr Nittor Vill, TO Bidar AFS Both Pts BO
12 Jun 00 MiG-27 M TS-638 Sqn Ldr Ameet Indukumar Joshi
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Cr in House Midnapore Dist, Fm KKD. A MiG-27 IAF a
12 Jun 00 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Cr Watlab, Maj Gen J S Mukherjee, Brig + 2 unhurt
02 Jul 00 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Sameer Riaz Kagdi +
Flt Lt Siddharth Puranik +
Click to View Record 114 HU Cr Ladakh, 2 K incl 1 ITBP offr,
13 Jul 00 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr Anil Kumar Murgai +
Sqn Ldr Vinay Kumar Srivastava +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn KKD Cr Midnapore
05 Aug 00 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Shreya Shukla +
Click to View Record 21 Sqn Cr in Palam AFS after TO, birdhit and fire
27 Sep 00 Cheetah SA-315
Kwang Village Lahaul Spiti 3 injured
03 Oct 00 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt V Krishnamurthy +
114 HU Crashed Siachen Glacier
13 Oct 00 MiG-21 M Sqn Ldr Mohan Kumar +
37 Sqn Bikaner, Cr Dingsari Killing one on ground
16 Oct 00 MiG-21 U Fg Offr Jodh Singh +
Sqn Ldr Kago Gyati
MOFTU MACW MiG Darrang Sonitpur S/L Kago Ejected
16 Oct 00 MiG-21 U
MOFTU MACW MiG Darrang Sonitpur , Assam Dist.
17 Oct 00 Mil Mi-17
128 HU Cr Arunachal Pradesh, 1 Killed Sgt S Paul 765885
06 Nov 00 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Sudipta Bandopadhaya
Cr Pathankot AFS, Pilot Baled out
12 Nov 00 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr Anil Sharma +
Sqn Ldr Mohmmad Sadaket Pathan +
Click to View Record 119 HU + 5 BSF k Dhora Pran Area, Nal. A MI-8 Helicopter
15 Nov 00 MiG-27 M Sqn Ldr S Badli
TO Hashmara Cr 32 km at Jaipalguri
18 Dec 00 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Umesh Chandra Chaudhary +
4 Sqn Cr Samu Vill, from Uttarlai Airfield
17 Jan 01 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Shrivastava
Cr TO Hashimara COOCH BEHAR Dist
30 Jan 01 Chetak Maj Sanjay Lochup +
ARMY Cr Sanjichhat Helipad Vaishnodevi 5 Army Men K
10 Feb 01 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Amandeep Singh Gill Rana +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Cr TO
23 Feb 01 MiG-21 U Sqn Ldr Yellapragada Mohan Ram +
Click to View Record 30 Sqn Cr Sonitpur dist Assam at Bargang Village
26 Feb 01 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr V Ajit Raju +
Sqn Ldr M S Panwar +
118 HU 6 killed Cr Denko 8 km from Ziro
12 Mar 01 MiG-23 BN SM-261 Sqn Ldr Manish Vishwas Nigde
TO Halwara Cr Sangrur Dist
13 Mar 01 Mil Mi-17
HE(A) RSQ
21 Mar 01 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr Abhilesh Kumar Singh +
Flt Lt Ashish A Hebalkar +
112 HU 5 killed Cr Chikkajala in Bangalore Rural Dist
27 Mar 01 MiG-21
Cr Dhanga Pir, Nurpur Dist HP
10 Apr 01 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Manish Khare
51 Sqn TO Srinagar, Cr S of Gulmarg
03 May 01 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Gaur +
FIS Cr Zoo Park Vandalur TO from Tambaram

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