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
15 Feb 08 MiG-21 Fg Offr S Agashe
Dhari and Punariya villages, about 20 km from Bhu
23 May 08 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr S L Roy
There was a technical snag in the aircraft and one
12 Nov 08 MiG-21 U Sqn Ldr Swapandeep
Cr Sibsagar Dist
24 Nov 08 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anshul Khati +
MOFTU In Memoriam
27 May 09 MiG-21 Bison Air Cmde Shirish Baban Deo
Click to View Record Luni village in Mordijoshyan, near Jodhpu, AOC Jod
18 Jun 09 MiG-21 FL
Crashed Assam from Chabua Pilot Ejected
10 Sep 09 MiG-21 M C-1641 Flt Lt Manu Akhouri +
17 Sqn crashed near Bhalaiana village in Muktsar distric
19 Feb 10 MiG-21 FL
Cr after TO from Bagdogra Ejected 1500
15 Jun 10 MiG-21 M Wg Cdr Sandeep Singh
Routine training flight. Crashed near the Sidhwan
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)
02 Aug 11 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Suraj Mohankumar Pillai +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Routine training sortie. Crashed near the airfield
08 Aug 11 MiG-21 Bison CU-2089
23 Sqn Cat III HE(A) + TD(A)
06 Sep 11 MiG-21 Bison CU-2189
3 Sqn Routine training sortie. Aircraft crashed into pad
07 Oct 11 MiG-21 M
Crashed near Uttalai airport, Barmer district  Ra
01 Dec 11 MiG-21 Bison CU-2206
Routine training flight. Technical problems. Crash
24 Nov 12 MiG-21 Bison CU-2296
On training sortie, crashed in Kutch 30 kilometres
08 Jun 13 MiG-21 Bison
Flameout after TO from Uttarlai Pilot Ejected
15 Jul 13 MiG-21 Bison Flt Lt Shikhar Deep Kulshrestha +
Cr trying to land at Uttarlai. Plt K
20 Jan 14 MiG-21 UM
LSQH
27 May 14 MiG-21 Bison Sqn Ldr Saurabh Raghuvanshi +
Click to View Record Bird Hit near Awantipur. Ejected
03 Jul 14 MiG-21 Bis
LSQH
31 Jan 15 MiG-21 Bison
Cr Bed village. Pilot ejected
24 Aug 15 MiG-21 Bison CU-2785
Cr Soibugh area near Badgam at 1059 Hrs
10 Sep 16 MiG-21 UM U-2140
Pilots ejected near Barmer 1215hrs
20 Sep 16 MiG-21
Aircraft overshot runway, Aircraft damaged badly
01 Jun 18 MiG-21
In June, a MiG-27 upgrade aircraft on a routine mi
18 Jul 18 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Meet Kumar +
26 Sqn The fighter jet was on a routine mission and it to
27 Feb 19 MiG-21 Bison CU-2728
51 Sqn Aircombat with F-16. Hit by AMRAAM - Ejected and t
08 Mar 19 MiG-21 Bison
An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne
25 Sep 19 MiG-21 U
Sqn Ldr Shivanand
TACDE Flameout on Approach

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.