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 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.
30 Apr 09 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI SB-021 Wg Cdr Siddharth Vishwas Munje
Wg Cdr Pushpendra Singh Nara +
Click to View Record 30 Sqn Cr in Rajasthan after pilot inadvertantly switched
01 May 09 Mil Mi-8
RSQH
15 May 09 MiG-27 UPG
Routine training mission. crashed at Konkani villa
27 May 09 MiG-21 Bison Air Cmde Shirish Baban Deo
Click to View Record Luni village in Mordijoshyan, near Jodhpu, AOC Jod
09 Jun 09 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Giteshjit Singh Butalia +
Flt Lt Varun Kumar +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn 13k ac crashed at Tato village, Arunachal
18 Jun 09 MiG-21 FL
Crashed Assam from Chabua Pilot Ejected
31 Jul 09 Deepak HPT-32 X-3216 Sqn Ldr Nimesh Chaturvedi +
Sqn Ldr Ritin Jain +
AFA Crashed Annaram Village - Jinnaram dist 2k
21 Aug 09 Sea Harrier Lt Saurav Saxena +
NAVY - INA 20 m off goa
02 Sep 09Bell 430 HC Gp Capt Sunil Kumar Bhatia
Click to View Record CIV helicopter crash over Nallamala forest area in Kur
10 Sep 09 MiG-21 M C-1641 Flt Lt Manu Akhouri +
17 Sqn crashed near Bhalaiana village in Muktsar distric
23 Oct 09 MiG-27 M
The fighter plane took off from Hasimara Air base
30 Oct 09 Mil Mi-17 Wg Cdr Rajiv Garg +
Flt Lt Yogindra Singh Tomar +
Click to View Record 130 HU JWO Kundan Singh Sgt PK Deepak. AC Cr Doda Dist wi
30 Nov 09 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Wg Cdr A Shrivastava
Flt Lt Arora
31 Sqn HAL Built example. The aircraft from Pune was on i
20 Jan 10 MiG-27 M
LSQH
16 Feb 10 MiG-27 M Wg Cdr Oswald De Francis Manuel Abreu +
Click to View Record 222 Sqn Crashed during TO from Hasimara
19 Feb 10 MiG-21 FL
Cr after TO from Bagdogra Ejected 1500
27 Feb 10 Dhruv
An advanced light helicopter Dhruv of the Indian A
03 Mar 10 Kiran HJT-16 IN-078 Cdr Suresh K Maurya +
Lt Cdr Rahul Nair +
NAVY - INA Crashed into a two-storey building  in the Bowenp
02 Jun 10 Chetak IN-468 Lt Cdr Hritikesh
Lt Cdr Tushar Sharma
NAVY On Routine training sortie crashed into the river
15 Jun 10 MiG-21 M Wg Cdr Sandeep Singh
Routine training flight. Crashed near the Sidhwan
24 Jul 10 MiG-27 M TS-572
22 Sqn Four civ on ground killed. met with an accident du
18 Aug 10 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Nikhil Prakash +
Maj Rakesh Sharma +
ARMY Five km from Vishwema helipad, along the Nagaland-
11 Sep 10 Chetak Z-1417 Sqn Ldr Gaurav Kumar Verma +
Flt Lt Sankalp Tewari +
142 SSS Fl 3k Tech Naresh Kumar . Chetak helicopter after tak
24 Sep 10 MiG-27 M TS-579
18 Sqn fell into the Keleghai river in East Midnapore’s
08 Nov 10 Cheetah SA-315
Cr Saltaro Ridge, Siachen Glacier
10 Nov 10 MiG-27 UPG
Caught fire during flight and crashed in a field a
19 Nov 10 Mil Mi-17 Z-3026 Flt Lt Akash Yadav +
Flt Lt Nishanth Rai +
Click to View Record 110 HU The helicopter crashed near Bomdir in Tawang today
14 Dec 10 Mil Mi-26 Z-3076
126 HU Crashed soon after taking off from Jammu airport.
22 Dec 10 Dhruv
ARMY - AAC Army - Crashed near Leh
02 Feb 11 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Atul Garg +
Maj Bhanu Chander +
ARMY - AAC Crashed in the Jai Bhavani Nagar area, Nasik 2 k
04 Feb 11 MiG-21 Bison CU-2818
TACDE Crashed  at Anup Nagar near Bela-Bhimlat village,
01 Mar 11 MiG-21 M C-1545
37 Sqn Cat I - Human Error (Aircrew)
21 Apr 11 Dhruv Lt Jepa +
Lt Col Bhatia +
ARMY - AAC  Went missing. in bad weather over a valley in th
28 Apr 11 HJT-36 S-3466 Gp Capt Anant Mathur
Click to View Record HAL Crashed near Hosur during routine flight test in K
13 May 11 Chetak VT-EQL Capt Bal + (PHHL)
Dy Cdt Vivek Choudhary +
BSF Crashed Rajasthan Sirohi Dist, Fatehpur Village, M
30 May 11 Bae Hawk 132 A-3628
406 AFS Bi

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