IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1971 : 100

A total of 100 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
05 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Jawahar Lal Bhargava
Click to View Record 220 Sqn AAA Nayachor
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-839 Flt Lt Vinay Vasant Tambey +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD AAA Shorkot Base 1350 Hrs
05 Dec 71 Mystere IVa IA-954 Flt Lt Aditya Vikram Pethia
Click to View Record 31 Sqn SD AAA 0715 Hrs Bhawalnagar
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 MiG-21 FL C-764 Flt Lt Harish Sinhji
Click to View Record 29 Sqn SD AAA 1530 Hrs Suliemanke
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
06 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL
4 Sqn AAA fire damage, ran out of fuel. Gauhati
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Jagdish Bhattacharya
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD 1225 Hrs. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-868 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD Pt EJ possibly by Mir III. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-854 Fg Offr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record 222 Sqn SD AAA 1025 Hrs Jassar Bridge Dera Baba Nanak
06 Dec 71 Mystere IVa
Engine Failure over Haveli
07 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-902 Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD F-6 over Chamb area
07 Dec 71 Gnat E-322 Sqn Ldr Nalini Kanta Pathak
21 Sqn Cr Landed Uttarlai
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
07 Dec 71 Gnat IE-1075 Fg Offr Manmohan Singh +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Cr at Amritsar on a ferry flight. Lost Ground
08 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-329 Wg Cdr Bernard Anthony Coelho
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD over Hasilpur 1200 Hrs
08 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Denzil Joseph Keelor
Click to View Record 45 Sqn SD AAA
08 Dec 71 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Anukul
31 Sqn SD near Haveli
08 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-910 Flt Lt Ramesh Gulabrao Kadam +
Click to View Record TACDE Risalawala by F-6
09 Dec 71 Canberra B 66 F-1024 Flt Lt Ravindra Dhar Naithani +
Flt Lt Gerald Theophilus +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 5 Sqn Returning from Lodharan RS - Disorientation? 3 K.
09 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut BD-859
10 Sqn SD AAA Kotri near Hyderabad
09 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-860 Flt Lt Nagaswami Shankar +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD AAA NW of Amritsar.
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 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Zafarwal Area
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Lawrence Herery Dixon
17 Sqn SD AAA Lal Munir Hat. Pt Ejected Rescued
10 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-798 Flt Lt Swadesh Kumar Chibber +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn SD AAA 0915 Hrs at Mandi Sadiqganj
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rajesh Lal
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Dest in Crashlanding at Cooch Behar Airfield
10 Dec 71 Alize IN-203 Lt Cdr Ashok Roy +
Lt Harbans Singh Sirohi +
NAVY - INA SD by F-104 Starfighter off Okha 3 Crew Killed, CP
11 Dec 71 Chetak Z-366 Flt Lt Kharlti Lal Bajaj +
114 HU Hit Power Lines at Pt 7573 in Kashmir
11 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut D-1204 Sqn Ldr Madhukar Shantaram Jatar
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Dest on ground by F-104 at Uttarlai
11 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-780 Flt Lt Krishna Kumar Mohan +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD by F-86 Shakargarh
11 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-1107 Flt Lt Ashok Balwant Dhavle +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD by another MiG-21 Adampur
11 Dec 71 Mil Mi-4 Fg Offr Bagia Laxmi Kanth Reddy
110 HU Onboard fire Aijal from Agartala
12 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Kanwer Jit Singh Gill
28 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected on way to Agartala
12 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Arora
37 Sqn Crashed during TO from Hashimara
12 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-603 Fg Offr Prakash Kumar Sahu +
Click to View Record 47 Sqn Undershot runway at Palam.
13 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-705 Wg Cdr Harsern Singh Gill +
Click to View Record 47 Sqn SD AAA near Badin
13 Dec 71 Mystere IVa IA-1331 Sqn Ldr Jatinder Das Kumar +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn SD near Haveli
14 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-340 Fg Offr Surender Kumar Chopra
14 Sqn Dest on Crashlanding at Jessore
14 Dec 71 Gnat E-257 Fg Offr Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn SD by F-86 Srinagar 0750 Hrs
14 Dec 71 Krishak N-965 Capt Pradip Kumar Gaur +
ARMY - 660 SD by F-86 Shakargarh 1610 Hrs
15 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Brian Rupert Eric Wilson +
Flt Lt Rohinton Burjorji Mehta +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn SD AAA Dacca
15 Dec 71 Vampire T55 BY-925 - -
- -
121 Sqn Dest on ground by F-86 Sabre
15 Dec 71 Mil Mi-4
Tramission failure crashed at Agartala
16 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-889 Flt Lt Tanmaya Singh Danadass +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Narowal RS
17 Dec 71 Dakota C-47 BJ-622 Flt Lt Joaquim D'Souza +
Fg Offr Satyabrata Nandi +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 43 Sqn Accident at Machuka NEFA Cr of 5 k. 10 k including
17 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-716 Flt Lt Tejwant Singh
Click to View Record 29 Sqn SD by F-86 over Pasrur
17 Dec 71 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Tonkeshwar Das
Click to View Record 3 Sqn engine flame out near Haveli
21 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Manoj Kumar +
8 Sqn In Memoriam

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