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
15 Nov 00 MiG-27 M TS-510
TO Hashmara Cr 32 km at Jaipalguri. Flameout on ap
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
06 May 01 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Ajay Sharma +
23 Sqn Cr during Ex Pvijay Rajasthan
08 May 01 Kiran HJT-16 U-778 Flt Cdt Shishir Sukant
AFA Cr Daramanga Vill, RR Dist Pilot Baled out
25 May 01 Sea Harrier IN-610 Lt Cdr Vikram Menon
NAVY - INA Cr near Canacona . TO from Dabolim
08 Jun 01 MiG-21 M Fg Offr S Sharma
Cr Kangra Dist, TO from Pathankot
04 Jul 01 MiG-29 Sqn Ldr Sandeep Mehra +
47 Sqn Cr Todarpur-Ajnoha Vill at Hoshiarpur Pun. Adampur
05 Jul 01 MiG-23 U
Cr Thumbali Dani Vill Jodhpur. Dual check sortie a
20 Jul 01 Mil Mi-17 1V Z-3372 Sqn Ldr Pranay Dixit
130 HU HE(A) RSQ - Crashed on landing at Padum town, Zans
24 Jul 01 Mil Mi-8
112 HU Cr Hesaragutta Bangalore 5 injured. Mechanical fai
21 Aug 01 MiG-23 BN
HE(A) RSQ
28 Aug 01 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Amit Bansal +
MOFTU Cr Dipota Grid Substation Sonitpur Dist Assam
11 Sep 01 MiG-21
Dipota, Assam
17 Sep 01 MiG-21 Bis C-2071 Flt Lt Abhijeet Anil Gadgil +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Cr TO from Suratgarh, Bikaner 2010 Hrs
19 Sep 01 Kamov Ka-28 Cdr A K Vaideeswaran +
Lt Cdr S K Suresh +
NAVY Missing in Sea from INAS Hansa
26 Sep 01 MiG-21 M Sardanand
TO Pathankot, Cr Dasuya Pt BO
24 Oct 01 Kiran HJT-16
Unk RSQH
25 Oct 01 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Romesh Sharma
5 Sqn Cr HP near Meerut. Pt Ejected. The pilot inadverte
13 Dec 01 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Madhukar Seth +
4 Sqn Cr Landing at Uttarlai Pt Killed
27 Dec 01 MiG-21 FL
04 Jan 02 MiG-25R Sqn Ldr Balraj Singh Bhullar
Click to View Record 102 Sqn Ac hit Mech Rwy Swpr landing at Adampur Pt Ejected
24 Jan 02 Cheetah SA-315 Maj A P S Mohal +
ARMY Capt Pramod Lal Killed. Leh Area
19 Feb 02 Mil Mi-35 Flt Lt Deshpande
Cr Kangradist HP. Crew OK. Sgt Tripathi
21 Feb 02 MiG-23 BN
Pathankot Rs 4.6 Cr Loss
25 Feb 02 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Lt Vineet Bhardwaj +
Sqn Ldr D K Suresh +
Click to View Record AFA Cr Dacharam Village Dundigal
15 Mar 02 MiG-23 MF Rakesh Sharma
Cr at Uttarlai - Bayatu and Sindhari villages
04 Apr 02 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Prashant Kumar Bundela +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn Cr Jhelu-Gagari vill Jodhpur Dist died 17 Aug 02
11 Apr 02 MiG-29 KB-3126 Fg Offr Prasanta Kumar Mishra +
Click to View Record 223 Sqn Cr Sirsi, Karnataka
12 Apr 02 Chetak
HE(A) RSQ
20 Apr 02 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan +
Fg Offr Deepak Dahiya +
Click to View Record MOFTU Sqn Ldr Khan and Fg Offr Dahiya were on a fighter
26 Apr 02 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Paul
Cr near Sirsa, Pt BO
03 May 02 MiG-21 Bis C-2797 Flt Lt S K Nayak
23 Sqn Ejected over Jallandhar City - Eight on Ground k
09 May 02 Jaguar IS JS-139 Fg Offr Sandeep Palarwal +
14 Sqn Aborted TO Ambala. Hit fence ac exploded
07 Jun 02 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Thakur
Caught fire on TO Srinagar, Pt Ejected
09 Jun 02Arudhra Glider GL Gp Capt Gurcharan Singh Baweja +
Flt Cdt R Sathya +
Click to View Record 1 TN Air S In Memoriam
26 Jun 02 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Bharat Kumar
TO from Halwara Pilot Baled out.
27 Jun 02 MiG-21 Bis
Barrackpore Rs 1.5 Cr Loss
15 Jul 02 MiG-21 UM U-1729 Sqn Ldr Rethivedi Duraiswami Hemraj
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra. Both Pilots ejected after TD
16 Aug 02 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Bharadwaj +
Flt Lt Maheesh Trikha +
Click to View Record 114 HU Cr Siachen - Flt Lt A M Trikha killed

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