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
24 Jan 03 Cheetah SA-315 Maj K T Krishna
ARMY Cr Samastapura Vill 20km Baroda. Lt Col , Maj safe
28 Jan 03 Jaguar IS Wg Cdr Priyanath Mukhopadhyay +
5 Sqn Cr near Bikaner Range Plt Killed
26 Mar 03 Sea King IN-525 Lt R Ludra
NAVY Ditched in sea off mumbai or goa, crew rescued
04 Apr 03 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Balwinder Singh Gill
Cr in Ludhiana 4 k on ground TO Halwara
07 Apr 03 MiG-21 Bison Flt Lt H Garg
3 Sqn TO from Ambala Pt Ejected
04 Jun 03 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Dipankar Singh Jamwal +
4 Sqn Cr Sinadari Barmer Dist during LL flt 54km from Ut
18 Jun 03 Deepak HPT-32 X-3246
Sqn Ldr Raj Vaid
FIS Cr L Thoraipakam near Tambaram S/L Raj Vaid Co-P
07 Jul 03 MiG-23 BN
Cr 1128 - from Halwara - Mianwala Kalai
14 Jul 03 MiG-21 UM U-3284 Wg Cdr Rakesh Rastogi +
Flt Lt Ganesh Balakrishnan +
51 Sqn Cr 2230 Hrs Srinagar AF
22 Jul 03 Jaguar IS Flt Lt S Kanvinde
1610 Hrs aborted TO at Ambala after Nose gear fail
31 Jul 03 Chetak Flt Lt Vinayak Narayanan +
Capt Avinash Sharma +
HTS hc cr 35km from Hakimpet
24 Aug 03 Sea Harrier IN-615 Lt S H Azad
NAVY - INA Cr in sea off Goa - tech failure during ldg phase
06 Nov 03 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr K Gokul +
Fg Offr Animesh Srivastava +
408 AFS Ha Cr Anthayapalli 25km from Hyd
28 Nov 03 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr A Gupta
Cr Rajasthan at Nal
04 Dec 03 MiG-29 KB-736
47 Sqn BO 25km from Adampur
07 Feb 04 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Bharat Kumar +
220 Sqn Cr Pokhran Range TO from Jaisalmer
20 Feb 04 MiG-21 M C-1635
Cr near Jamnagar 4k on grd Pt BO
26 Feb 04 Jaguar IS Wg Cdr Ravi Khanna +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr Pokhran Range
04 Mar 04 Mil Mi-17
Dirang N of Tezpur
02 Apr 04 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Mayank Mayur +
5 Sqn MAC in bad weather - hit by another Jag
02 Apr 04 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Gagan Oberoi +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn MAC bad weather J and K. hit another jag
22 Apr 04 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Atul Tripathi +
Flt Lt R K Sharma +
Click to View Record 132 Sqn Cr 40k fm Uri F/L R K Sharma Injured
28 Apr 04 MiG-27 M
10 Sqn Range Sortie, developed hydralic failure and R/T i
07 May 04 Jaguar IS JS-148
5 Sqn Cr TO from Ambala Pt Ejct -
19 May 04 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Ajit Sinha +
18 Sqn Sortie Hashimara Baghdogra - cr 15km away
15 Jul 04 Mil Mi-8
Possibly Repaired Cr at Dharbhanga Hostel into water. Damaged
26 Jul 04 Mil Mi-17
105 HU Plunged into water at Beghara Bihar 1k. During flo
23 Sep 04 Mirage 2000 Sqn Ldr H S Gill
Main wheel fell off on TO - Pilot ordered to Ejec
04 Oct 04 Mirage 2000
Possibly Repaired An Indian Air Force's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft
10 Oct 04 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt Biswas Singh
AFA FL in field near Gagillapur Dundigal
12 Oct 04 Mirage 2000TH KT-207 Wg Cdr N S Venkateshvar
Cr 4.5km from Gwalior - Tech Defect
29 Oct 04 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Arjun Sadanah +
ARMY - 29 Cr 7km from Mannapass, Uttaranchal. 1 MG,1 LTC k
01 Nov 04 MiG-21 Bis C-2084
Cr Bikaner Canasaur, from Nal TO 2140
05 Nov 04 MiG-27 M
Cr Barielly Rs 20 Cr est loss
09 Nov 04 Mirage 2000 Flt Lt Neehar Gururani +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine fire after TO 2100Hrs Plt Killed
17 Dec 04 Sea Harrier IN-604 Lt Mehta
NAVY - INA Cr while hoverlanding at Dabolim
30 Dec 04 Cheetah SA-315 Fg Offr Bharadwaj
142 SSS Fl TO Hashimara Cr Damdim Tea Estate
04 Jan 05 MiG-21 Bis C-2236
Cr after TO Nal, Bikaner
01 Feb 05 Chetak
Jamnagar
18 Feb 05 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Siachen
21 Feb 05 Chetak
NAVY Visakhapatnam
04 Mar 05 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt Sparsh Rana +
AFA Cr at Toopran
08 Mar 05 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Tushar Shamrao Chavan +
15 Sqn Veered off runway after landing hit pump wrks. Sha
06 May 05 Chetak IN-493 Lt Cdr D Poddar +
Sub Lt M Bhaskaran +
NAVY Sub Lt M Bhaskaran and Div VR Karla k - nr Chennai
11 May 05 Jaguar IS JS-204 Flt Lt Amit Singh +
16 Sqn Cr after TO from Gorakhpur CFIT?
17 May 05 Sea Harrier IN-603
NAVY - INA Goa On Ground error
22 May 05 Mil Mi-8
Cr Kamzal, Mizoram . 1 Pssnger killed
21 Jun 05 Mil Mi-17 Gp Capt Radhakrishnan Shankar
Wg Cdr Prakash Kumar Sinha
Cr Helipad N of Rajauri
19 Aug 05 Kamov Ka-28 Lt Cdr O Sherawat +
Cdr Ravindranath +
NAVY Cr NE of Belgaum 4k 1surv 1 missing
07 Sep 05 Chetak
NAVY No details

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