IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1958 : 5 1959 : 4 1960 : 3 1961 : 2 1962 : 4 1963 : 1 1964 : 5 1965 : 18 1966 : 1 1967 : 7 1968 : 2 1969 : 4 1970 : 3 1971 : 25 1972 : 5
1973 : 4 1974 : 1 1975 : 4 1976 : 1 1978 : 3 1979 : 1 1980 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 2 1988 : 5 1989 : 1 1990 : 1 1991 : 1

A total of 119 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Sep 68 Hunter Fg Offr Harjit Singh Chowhan +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
07 Nov 68 Hunter Fg Offr Tirath Singh Sandhu +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Mar 69 Hunter Fg Offr Jamshed Shavek Billimoria +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Cr while landing at Jamnagar.
11 Jul 69 Hunter F56 Plt Offr Vijay Rajan +
7 Sqn Ejected after an engine flame-out during LL Nav. T
23 Sep 69 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Praveen Sharma +
low flying sortie and he had a flame out. He trie
03 Oct 69 Hunter Fg Offr Vijayshekhran Balraj +
221 Sqn In Memoriam Squadron does not match type
13 Jul 70 Hunter Plt Offr Dharamvir Singh +
OCU Cr in Jamnagar Rly Stn. There were 15 civilian fat
01 Nov 70 Hunter F56
27 Sqn Birdhit during TO Hindon Ejected
19 Dec 70 Hunter T66 S-575 Sqn Ldr Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Fg Offr K K Bakshi
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Ejected Hindon AFB at 200' AGL.
17 Mar 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jatinder Pal Singh Talwar
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
13 May 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jayant Kumar Mahajan +
In Memoriam
16 Aug 71 Hunter Fg Offr Inderjeet Bhutani +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Nov 71 Hunter Fg Offr Arun Vishnu Bakre +
17 Sqn Cr after takeoff when controls reverted to 'manual
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-252 Sqn Ldr Amalendu Bhushan Samanta +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-287 Sqn Ldr Surendranath Kedarnath Gupta
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base at Baghdogra
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kanwal Deep Mehra
14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kailash Nath Bajpai
Click to View Record 27 Sqn AAA Fire CrL at Base at Jammu
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-295 Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD AAA at Lal Munir Hat .Cr in Indian Territory
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-266 Flt Lt Shrikrishna Gajanan Khonde +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kenneth Charles Tremenheere
Click to View Record 14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-479 Fg Offr Vidyadhar Shankarrao Chati
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Mianwali
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-462 Flt Lt Kotteiezath Puthiyavettil Muralidharan +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Peshawar
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-490 Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Murid Airbase
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-1014 Sqn Ldr Jal Maniksha Mistry +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn SD MirageIIIs
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-482 Flt Lt Gurdev Singh Rai +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn SD F-6 (W/C S Hatmi)1235 Hrs
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-488 Fg Offr Kishan Lakhimal Malkani +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn SD F-6 (F/O S Raza ) 1235 Hrs
07 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Samarjit Dasgupta
Click to View Record 14 Sqn Pilot Ejected after running out of fuel at Dum Dum
08 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-329 Wg Cdr Bernard Anthony Coelho
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD over Hasilpur 1200 Hrs
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-275 Sqn Ldr Ramesh Chander Sachdeva +
Click to View Record 14 Sqn SD Narayanganj Ejected after Flameout Pt Killed
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-938 Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar Jain +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn SD AAA Chamb
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Lawrence Herery Dixon
17 Sqn SD AAA Lal Munir Hat. Pt Ejected Rescued
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rajesh Lal
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Dest in Crashlanding at Cooch Behar Airfield
12 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Arora
37 Sqn Crashed during TO from Hashimara
14 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-340 Fg Offr Surender Kumar Chopra
14 Sqn Dest on Crashlanding at Jessore
01 Apr 72 Hunter F56 BA-356
DNE Undershot runway - broke up on impact Plt Safe
26 Apr 72 Hunter F56 Wg Cdr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda +
17 Sqn Ac cr after Aileron Failure
06 Jun 72 Hunter Fg Offr Roop Rattan Dhami +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Oct 72 Hunter T66
Plt Offr Navjit Singh +
27 Sqn Aborted Take Off with open hood (Captain), overran
11 Dec 72 Hunter Fg Offr Kalash Chandar Arora +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Feb 73 Hunter Fg Offr K Singh
Martin Baker List
27 Mar 73 Hunter Flt Lt Surender Kumar Chopra
Martin Baker List
23 Jul 73 Hunter F56 BA-324 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Sofat
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ejected after Eng Fail during Approach KKD
23 Aug 73 Hunter Plt Offr Parminder Singh Trehan +
OCU In Memoriam
28 Sep 74 Hunter F56a Flt Lt Harjeet Singh Kahlon +
27 Sqn hit a sand dune during a low level sortie in an Ar
25 Jan 75 Hunter Flt Lt Vasant Vasudevan
Martin Baker List
22 Apr 75 Hunter Flt Lt Nirmal Kumar Bhasin
Martin Baker List
17 Jul 75 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Sajjan Singh Rana +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Crashed into Hills NW of Pathankot. Wreckage not f
06 Oct 75 Hunter Plt Offr Jai Kumar Kartha +
OCU In Memoriam
07 Apr 76 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Tejendra Singh Rathore
S K Sinha
OCU Khalid and S K Sinha ejected
18 Mar 78 Hunter Fg Offr Nur Ul Amin Saharia +
27 Sqn In Memoriam

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