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
09 Jan 76 MiG-21 Fg Offr Munesh Kumar Gupta +
3 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Konda Lakshman Umesh +
108 Sqn In Memoriam. Collided with another MiG-21.
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL
108 Sqn Collided with K L Umesh - Ejected Safely
08 Jun 76 MiG-21 Flt Lt Turab Ali +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Oct 76 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Deshpal Singh +
8 Sqn Aerobatics
20 May 77 MiG-21 FL C-1004 Flt Lt Simhakutty Varthaman
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine fire followed by catastrophic disintegratio
15 Oct 77 MiG-21 Flt Lt Z A V Fernandes +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 78 MiG-21 Gp Capt Ramanathan Sundaresan +
Click to View Record Mid Air Collision with Mig at Pathankot.
20 Oct 78 MiG-21 Flt Lt Gopal Krishnan +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Chattrashal Singh Rathore +
30 Sqn Died in Crash
26 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL C-762 Flt Lt Ashok Dharam Chibbar
Click to View Record 30 Sqn 1 vs 1 Practice Combat Sortie. Fire Warning and Sm
28 Mar 79 MiG-21 FLt LT Baby Sreedhar +
21 Sqn In Memoriam
05 May 79 MiG-21 Flt Lt Tarit Kumar Sinha +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
31 May 79 MiG-21 FL
29 Sqn Ejected after a flypast
05 Sep 79 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Madhu Kashyap +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Cr 200 km Jodhpur at balora Pt K. Went into ground
01 Feb 80 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Anil Kumar Dogra +
3 Sqn crashed during ACM near Kotla Hills, Kangra
29 May 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bhabani Charan Talukdar
Click to View Record Bakula Area at Diphu Assam
17 Jun 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Edakalavan Satish +
1 Sqn K in Training Accident
09 Feb 81 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Sanjeeva Sahay
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Eng flame out on approach to Halwara - ejected
21 Aug 81 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Satish Kumar Rampal +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Jan 82 MiG-21
17 Sqn DNE Pilot ejected during night at Gidharbha Road
01 Jun 82 MiG-21 Gp Capt Krishna Narayana Pillai
Click to View Record DNE Ejected after Engine fire
08 Jun 82 MiG-21 Fg Offr Avinah Narain Gadgil +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Hoshaipur Dist.
08 Jun 82 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Indrjitsinh Dansinh Gohil
29 Sqn Ejected while flying in a two ac formation at Jamn
14 Jul 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Kuldeep Singh Rawal +
Sqn Ldr Kidyur Sudhir +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Shivaram Vijay Kumar +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn In Memoriam
07 Oct 82 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sri Ramulu Sridhar +
24 Sqn From Ambala
11 Oct 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sukhvir Singh Yadav +
35 Sqn In Memoriam
29 Oct 82 MiG-21 U U-553 Flt Lt Rakesh Mohan Arora +
7 Sqn Bird Hit after TO from Knpur to KKD Sandy Ejected
16 Oct 83 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Biri Singh +
26 Sqn Cr during LL Pass over Pathankot -AFD celebrations
02 Nov 83 MiG-21 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Chama +
24 Sqn Crashed, Ambala
25 Sep 84 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Sunil Mehta +
23 Sqn Sulvad Vill Rajkot dist Jamnagar. Prev UI
09 Apr 85 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Click to View Record 35 Sqn TO from Bareilly Cr Rampurmasi Vill 13 k on ground
27 Apr 85 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anand Gode
Click to View Record Bhisiana AP 15 km fm Bhatinda
24 May 85 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sanjeev Mohan Majumdar
45 Sqn Raka Vill Fm Jamnagar AFB
01 Jun 85 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Dogra
35 Sqn Cr UP
03 Oct 85 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sujit Suryakant Jog +
28 Sqn Tezpur Low Level Sorties
22 May 86 MiG-21 Fg Offr Anup Mair +
52 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Jun 86 MiG-21
Sirsa AFB Cr 7 km at Shajhdewanwali vill. the pi
17 Jun 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt Biswajit Nandy +
Flt Lt Rajinder Singh Bains +
101 Sqn Ambala AFB Cr Maheshnagar Cly 1 on Gd K. crashed d
21 Jul 86 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ashwini Kumar Agarwal +
23 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Aug 86 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Selvaraj Raj
Click to View Record ejection due to bird hit on short finals
27 Aug 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt John Devadawson +
17 Sqn Awantipur AFB Cr Anantnag Dist
04 Sep 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anandrao Shripatrao Wagh +
26 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Oct 86 MiG-21 M Sqn Ldr Robin Shekhar Sharma
29 Sqn Cr Khajaberja 21 km fm Jamnagar Pt Killed
08 Jun 87 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Deepak Datta +
Click to View Record Cr at Bhatinda W Sector
27 Jul 87 MiG-21 Fg Offr Vivekanand S Jaware +
Cr Jopra Vill Sirsa Dist. Name and Dt from In Memo
03 Sep 87 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ranbir Singh
3 Sqn Cr during LL fight - Pilot thrown out safe
25 Dec 87 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Ashok Sadhashiv Limaye
Click to View Record Aircraft hit snowbank, turned on back - w/o
11 Jan 88 MiG-21 C-770 Flt Lt Anil Raj +
MOFTU 10 km from Tezpur

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