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
19 Oct 05 Cheetah SA-315
No details
26 Oct 05 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr K Ramachandramurthy +
ASTE Bird Hi Eng flame out Plt K in Ej Attempt 1 Surv
26 Nov 05 Dhruv J-4045 Wg Cdr Neti Shivaram Krishna
Click to View Record HAL FL in Karimnagar AP HC Damaged
05 Dec 05 Sea Harrier IN-607 Lt Cdr H S Pannu +
NAVY - INA Cr during TO from Dabolim. Plt Killed
13 Dec 05 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Bansal
Tezpur, Pt Ej safely
19 Dec 05 Canberra PR 57 IP-990 Sqn Ldr Sanjeev Beri +
Flt Lt Anurag Sharma +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 106 Sqn Ac cr during Crashed during inbound turn to finals
27 Dec 05 Kiran HJT-16 U-720 Wg Cdr Rahul Arun Bapat
Sqn Ldr Deepak
ASTE BO Cr Rajarajeswari Ngr nr Mysore
17 Jan 06 MiG-21 Bison
Fm Jamnagar - Rocket pod expl on firing - ejected
18 Mar 06 Kiran HJT-16 Wg Cdr Dheeraj Bhatia +
Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 52 Sqn SKAT. Cr during demo at Bidar. HE(A)
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
08 Jun 06 MiG-29UB Wg Cdr Aman Nautiyal
Click to View Record 28 Sqn ej ac cr on island off Jamnagar. In flight fire
18 Sep 06 MiG-21 Bison
No Details Source http://164.100.24.208/ls/Commit
28 Sep 06 MiG-29 KB-3299
223 Sqn Plt Ej - Cr after TO from Ambala
29 Sep 06 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Rohit Yadav
ARMY - AAC Cr near Gandhinagar near Nasik 3k
19 Oct 06 MiG-27 M Wg Cdr K D Singh
22 Sqn Cr 36km E of Hasimara
11 Nov 06 BN2 Defender IN-135 Lt Cdr T G S Bedi
NAVY FL in field at Kochi
21 Nov 06 MiG-29
28 Sqn Cr into a check dam, 5 Km away from Sarmat Range,
18 Jan 07 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Ronald Kevin Serrao +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn TO from Bikaner ac blew up in mid air
24 Jan 07 Mirage 2000 Sqn Ldr Manish Mani Tripathi +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr Morena dist - MP during night battle innoculati
02 Feb 07 Dhruv J-4062 Wg Cdr Vikas Jetly +
Sqn Ldr Priyesh Sharma +
151 HU Sarang Display team crash at Yelahanka. Jetley die
08 Feb 07 HJT-36 S-3466 Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh
HAL Possibly Repaired Aborted TO , ac ground looped and dam W/O
28 Feb 07 Sea King IN-521 Tarafdar
NAVY Cr L in sea shallow waters mumbai
01 Mar 07 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Swapan Shankar Pandey +
Click to View Record MOFTU Cr 35km from Siliguri
05 Apr 07 Sea Harrier T.61 IN-651 Lt Cdr Vikram Menon
Lt Cdr Saurabh Tiwari +
NAVY - INA Cr in sea off goa. 2nd Plt Lt Cdr S Tiwari k
11 Apr 07 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Shantanu Basu +
Flt Lt Amit Sharma +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 114 HU overshoot landing pad and cr into ravine. The heli
08 May 07 MiG-29 KB-3121 Lt Cdr Vikramdeep Singh Chauhan
47 Sqn Cr after TO from Adampur, Pilot Ejected
22 May 07 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr P Gautham Reddy +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Cr near doda - ac TO Udhampur
24 May 07 Cheetah SA-315 Z-3322 Lt Col Praveen D'Cunha +
Maj Puneet Karol +
ARMY - 661 Maj Puneet Karol k - wirestrike at Kinnaur HP
11 Sep 07 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Harish Chandra Bhagat +
Flt Cdt U C Sati +
F/C U C Sati k TO Hakimpet cr Devarayamjal
11 Sep 07 Sea Harrier IN-608 Lt Cdr A Jain
NAVY - INA Cr on INS Vikrant on completion of Ex-Malabar Pilo
26 Oct 07 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr Sangwan
Ejected Cr after TO from Jamnagar
18 Nov 07 Kiran HJT-16 Anand Kumar
AFA Cr Padmatikesapur vill Warangal dist
22 Dec 07 Kiran HJT-16
52 Sqn SKAT. Bhubaneshwar AP FL- caught fire - ac dam
24 Dec 07 Sea Harrier IN-613 Cdr Janak Bevli
NAVY - INA Cr 1115hrs Dabolim, Goa , Pilot Ejected
22 Jan 08 Chetak
Coast Guar Cr in Bob off Little Andaman , from Port Blair
31 Jan 08 MiG-27 M Wg Cdr Jaspreet Singh
From Hasimara, Cr in Jaipalguri
15 Feb 08 MiG-21 Fg Offr S Agashe
Dhari and Punariya villages, about 20 km from Bhu
29 Apr 08 Bae Hawk 132 A-3487
406 AFS Bi Indian AF Hawk Mk.132 suffered extensive damage fo
12 May 08 Deepak HPT-32 X-2519 Flt Cdt Geetika Sharma +
AFA Cr Kanugunta Village near Dundigal AFA
23 May 08 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr S L Roy
There was a technical snag in the aircraft and one
15 Aug 08 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1894 Maj Sunil Ganapathy +
Maj K E Padmanabhan +
ARMY airborne at 13.20 hours on 15.08.2008 for the oper
01 Sep 08 MiG-29
28 Sqn Lost control 18k feet ejected into sea off kutch
12 Nov 08 MiG-21 U Sqn Ldr Swapandeep
Cr Sibsagar Dist
17 Nov 08 MiG-23 U
Cr 12.36 after TO from Hasimara
24 Nov 08 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anshul Khati +
MOFTU In Memoriam
25 Nov 08 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Sachin Bhatia +
Maj K D Singh
ARMY Cr in River Ramganga near Barielly, Co-Pilot Maj K
21 Jan 09 Kiran HJT-16 Wg Cdr Rajpal Singh Dhaliwal +
Click to View Record 52 Sqn SKAT. Cr near Belur Village near Bidar during prac
06 Mar 09 NAL Saras VT-XRM Wg Cdr Kotekoppa Praveen +
Wg Cdr Dipesh Kumar Shah +
ASTE Cr Bidadi Vill near Blr-Mys road. Sqn Ldr Ilayaraj
07 Mar 09 MiG-27 M
RSQH
25 Mar 09 Kamov Ka-28 Cdr Divesh Khurana
Lt Cdr Prashant
NAVY ditched 22M from Goa. Lt Gaurav safe.

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