IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1951 : 1 1953 : 3 1954 : 9 1955 : 5 1956 : 5 1957 : 6 1958 : 7 1959 : 3 1960 : 2 1962 : 3 1963 : 6 1964 : 6 1965 : 14 1966 : 5 1967 : 3
1968 : 5 1969 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1972 : 5 1973 : 5 1974 : 2 1976 : 1

A total of 100 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
29 Jan 64 Vampire Flt Cdt R P S Chopra +
2 JTW In Memoriam
31 Jan 64 Vampire Flt Cdt D Gautam +
2 JTW In Memoriam
13 May 64 Vampire Flt Cdt Gulshan Rai +
1 JTW In Memoriam
15 May 64 Vampire PR55 7746 Fg Offr Devinder Singh Dhillon+
Fg Offr Sumatt Singh Sandhu +
108 Sqn From Pathankot Fg Off S S Sandhu killed
13 Jun 64 Vampire Plt Offr Brij Mohan Lakhanpal +
20 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Oct 64 Vampire Flt Cdt S S Minhas +
1 JTW In Memoriam
06 Feb 65 Vampire Plt Offr Ramanujapuram Anandampillai Parthasarathy +
220 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Mar 65 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Windsor Lawrence Edward Bower +
24 Sqn In Memoriam
26 May 65 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Nuggehalli Krishnaswamy Ramprasad +
Flt Lt Sant Pershad Mangla +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Bird hit during practice flt
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Aspi Kekobad Bhagwagar +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Vijay Madhav Joshi +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Satish Bharadwaj +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 BB-445 Fg Offr Shrlkrishna Vishnu Phatak
45 Sqn Ground fire over Chamb. Pilot Baled out
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 IB-344 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 IB-614 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
10 Sep 65 Vampire T55 BY-413 Sqn Ldr Maurice John Marston +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Dest on ground Baghdogra by F-86
11 Sep 65 Vampire Fg Offr Carl Andre Roberts+
22 Sqn In Memoriam
14 Sep 65 Vampire - -
Dest on ground at Jamnagar by B-57
30 Jun 66 Vampire Flt Cdt K Tarfa +
1 JTW Flight Cadet K. Tarfa of Nigerian Air Force was on
07 Jul 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Vasudev Rao Niranjangopal +
Plt Offr Pramesh Chandra Agarwal +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
08 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Rajan Onkar Ban +
Fg Offr Surrinder Singh Sehgal +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn In Memoriam
13 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Y S Rao
Martin Baker List
28 Dec 66 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Arbinder Singh
1 JTW crashed over the paddy fields at Jagdevpur (Hyder
11 May 67 Vampire T55 Lt R S Sodhi
Lt Antony Carlier
NAVY Martin Baker List
28 Jun 67 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Milind Narayan Patankar +
Flt Lt Noshir Eduljee Nagarvala +
Click to View Record ATW In Memoriam
23 Dec 67 Vampire Fg Offr Ramesh Kapur +
1 JTW In Memoriam
01 Jan 68 Vampire FB52 IB-201 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Jain
Click to View Record Engine failure baled out
22 Jan 68 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar Jain
Sqn Ldr Chongtham Birendra Singh +
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
09 Feb 68 Vampire
accident occurred 4 miles West of Dirang Ozong in
16 Apr 68 Vampire T55 Plt Offr N Ahmed
Flt Lt J Singh
FTW Martin Baker List
20 Aug 68 Vampire Sub Lt H S Atwal +
FTW In Memoriam
16 Mar 69 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Bhanu Hora +
FTW In Memoriam
08 May 70 Vampire T55 Cdr S Chopra
Sub Lt B Hothi
NAVY Martin Baker List - Ejected over Sea off INS Hans
13 Feb 71 Vampire FB52 IB-802 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Gupta
Click to View Record FTW Baled out of Vampire - Stuck undercarriage. full
15 Dec 71 Vampire T55 BY-925 - -
- -
121 Sqn Dest on ground by F-86 Sabre
19 Apr 72 Vampire T55 Flt Cdt R P S Bindra +
FTW In Memoriam
12 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt Rajiv Mathur +
FTW In Memoriam
17 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Flt Lt David Malcolm Subaiya
Flt Cdt Chandrasekhar
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
22 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt V P Dewan +
FTW In Memoriam
25 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Flt Cdt Bidanda Chengapa Nanjappa
Click to View Record Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
01 Jan 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Raghavachari
FTW Possibly Repaired CrLanded outside Hyd. Pt OK with injuries. DNE. Fo
19 Apr 73 Vampire Flt Cdt V S Gahlaut +
FTW In Memoriam
01 May 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Om Narayan Arha
FTW DNE. He had grinding noise from the engine. Got in
23 Aug 73 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Ajitkumar Baburao Kadam +
1 BRD Martin Baker List
29 Aug 73 Vampire T55 BY-402 Flt Lt Jasminder Singh Kahlon
Fg Offr S Ghosh
FTW ejection due to engine failure soon after take off
03 Jan 74 Vampire Flt Cdt Vijay Keshav Gadre +
FTW In Memoriam
01 Jun 74 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Vijay Singh
FTW DNE. Mk52 suffered a flame out soon after take off
21 Apr 76 Vampire T55 Lt V Ahuja
Sub Lt J Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List

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