IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1963 : 2 1965 : 4 1966 : 1 1968 : 3 1969 : 2 1970 : 5 1971 : 11 1972 : 8 1973 : 5 1974 : 4 1975 : 5 1976 : 5 1977 : 2 1978 : 2 1979 : 6
1980 : 3 1981 : 2 1982 : 9 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 5 1986 : 8 1987 : 4 1988 : 13 1989 : 9 1990 : 6 1991 : 8 1992 : 7 1993 : 6 1994 : 12
1995 : 3 1996 : 8 1997 : 6 1998 : 9 1999 : 16 2000 : 9 2001 : 12 2002 : 12 2003 : 4 2004 : 2 2005 : 4 2006 : 3 2007 : 2 2008 : 4 2009 : 3
2010 : 2 2011 : 7 2012 : 1 2013 : 2 2014 : 3 2015 : 2 2016 : 2 2018 : 2 2019 : 3

A total of 281 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
03 Dec 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Pankaj Kumar Joshi +
21 Sqn Cr Zikrapur, Chandigarh AFB, Pt Ejected Killed
15 Dec 99 MiG-21 FL C-706 Sqn Ldr Gurcharan Arora
30 Sqn Tezpur Pt Ejected. No Casualities on Ground
06 May 00 MiG-21
Ambala
23 May 00 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ajay Jetley +
26 Sqn Nimbala vill 32km fm Barmer , TO Uttarlai 07156 Hr
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
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.
06 Nov 00 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Sudipta Bandopadhaya
Cr Pathankot AFS, Pilot Baled out
18 Dec 00 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Umesh Chandra Chaudhary +
4 Sqn Cr Samu Vill, from Uttarlai Airfield
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
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
06 May 01 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Ajay Sharma +
23 Sqn Cr during Ex Pvijay Rajasthan
08 Jun 01 MiG-21 M Fg Offr S Sharma
Cr Kangra Dist, TO from Pathankot
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
26 Sep 01 MiG-21 M Sardanand
TO Pathankot, Cr Dasuya Pt BO
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 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
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
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
09 Sep 02 MiG-21 Bison Sqn Ldr Rajat Nangia
3 Sqn Cr. Naggal area near Ambala Pilot BO
09 Sep 02 MiG-21 Bis C-276?
Rajasthan. Pilot Baled out
11 Oct 02 MiG-21 UM
MOFTU Cr Rangapura Sonitpur dist, assam Plts BO, Tezpur
21 Oct 02 MiG-21 Bis C-2800 Flt Lt Pratap Singh
Ejected on approach to Uttarlai - Night flying
14 Nov 02 MiG-21 UM Wg Cdr Naresh Dogra +
Fg Offr Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan +
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra
26 Dec 02 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr B K Singh
Cr near Badgam at Srinagar Airfield Pt Ejected
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
14 Jul 03 MiG-21 UM U-3284 Wg Cdr Rakesh Rastogi +
Flt Lt Ganesh Balakrishnan +
51 Sqn Cr 2230 Hrs Srinagar AF
28 Nov 03 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr A Gupta
Cr Rajasthan at Nal
20 Feb 04 MiG-21 M C-1635
Cr near Jamnagar 4k on grd Pt BO
01 Nov 04 MiG-21 Bis C-2084
Cr Bikaner Canasaur, from Nal TO 2140
04 Jan 05 MiG-21 Bis C-2236
Cr after TO Nal, Bikaner
08 Mar 05 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Tushar Shamrao Chavan +
15 Sqn Veered off runway after landing hit pump wrks. Sha
26 Oct 05 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr K Ramachandramurthy +
ASTE Bird Hi Eng flame out Plt K in Ej Attempt 1 Surv
13 Dec 05 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Bansal
Tezpur, Pt Ej safely
17 Jan 06 MiG-21 Bison
Fm Jamnagar - Rocket pod expl on firing - ejected
21 Mar 06 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr Pramod Kumar Chhikra +
Flt Lt Aniket Baliram Kolhe +
101 Sqn A trainer version of the MiG 21 fighter aircraft o
18 Sep 06 MiG-21 Bison
No Details Source http://164.100.24.208/ls/Commit
01 Mar 07 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Swapan Shankar Pandey +
Click to View Record MOFTU Cr 35km from Siliguri
22 May 07 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr P Gautham Reddy +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Cr near doda - ac TO Udhampur

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