IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


0 : 1 1933 : 2 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 6 1941 : 40 1942 : 86 1943 : 49 1944 : 50 1945 : 94 1946 : 90 1947 : 69 1948 : 22 1949 : 17 1950 : 13
1951 : 17 1952 : 54 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 17 1962 : 26 1963 : 26 1964 : 30 1965 : 94
1966 : 18 1967 : 31 1968 : 25 1969 : 21 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 35 1973 : 25 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 14 1982 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 31 1987 : 27 1988 : 35 1989 : 29 1990 : 25 1991 : 24 1992 : 25 1993 : 16 1994 : 34 1995 : 23
1996 : 24 1997 : 20 1998 : 25 1999 : 38 2000 : 28 2001 : 29 2002 : 32 2003 : 15 2004 : 22 2005 : 21 2006 : 10 2007 : 17 2008 : 12 2009 : 17 2010 : 16
2011 : 17 2012 : 14 2013 : 10 2014 : 12 2015 : 13 2016 : 10 2017 : 9 2018 : 15 2019 : 13

A total of 2193 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Aug 51 Harvard T-6 Sqn Ldr Rustom Sorabji Kalyaniwala +
Click to View Record Mil Wing Cabinet Sectt, Attd
27 Aug 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-913 Fg Offr Ripu Daman Sahni
Click to View Record 12 Sqn ac ditched Wular Lake due to pt negligence.
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Subrata Biswas +
14 Sqn Possible MAC
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Jaydev Gurubhashya Hiramat +
14 Sqn Possibly MAC with below . http://pibarchive.nic.in
05 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Radharaman Nandi +
2 Sqn No Details 51 PC
06 Oct 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-920 Air Cmde Narendra +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Turkey - Malta Cyprus lost way
20 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bhagwant Singh Mangat +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
24 Nov 51 Tempest II Fg Offr Hugo Pachero Gracias +
3 Sqn flew into tree during LL flying Halwara
01 Dec 51 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Gerald Bertram Cabral +
Flt Cdt S D Ghaisad +
Click to View Record 1 AFA Cr at Glass Factory Begumpet
02 Jan 52 Tempest II Fg Offr W H Walmsley
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
03 Jan 52 Tempest II
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
03 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
04 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
08 Jan 52 Tempest II Flt Lt Melville Desmond Rathan
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
08 Jan 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Kottarathil Narayan Pillai Madhava Panicker
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
11 Jan 52 HT-2 Sqn Ldr Suranjan Das
Click to View Record HAL BO Southwest of Yelahanka.
14 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
30 Jan 52 Tempest II HA-464 Flt Lt Dilbagh Singh
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Nosed over vertically - written off
02 Feb 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-652 Fg Offr Parveen Chander Soni +
15 Sqn
03 Feb 52 Devon HW-516 Flt Lt Suhas Biswas
Click to View Record AHQ Comm S Cr soon after To Lucknow
27 Feb 52 Dakota C-47 HJ-880 Fg Offr Pervez Kavasji Ghandhi
11 Sqn cr landed in Palta Lake.
06 Mar 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
15 Mar 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Ayappan Sudhakaran
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
04 Apr 52 Spitfire XIX HS-701 Fg Offr Suraj Prakash Dutt
Click to View Record 101 Sqn U/C abnormal extension, BO safely, Chakeri
05 Apr 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-679 Plt Offr Inder Mohan Chopra
Click to View Record 14 Sqn BO Jamnagar coast - target drogue fouled elevator
24 Apr 52 Tempest II Sqn Ldr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
30 Apr 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Y Chanda
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
01 May 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Homi Ardeshi Divecha
CTU Injured. 2 Civilians on ground injured
11 Jun 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Manuel Keshrinath Gaikwad
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
13 Jun 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Yog Dutt +
2 AFA In Memoriam
21 Jun 52 Tempest II
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
24 Jun 52 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Prasanta Kumar Sarkar
4 Sqn Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
28 Jun 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-989 Lt Menon (IN) +
14 Sqn Off field landing Dhubhalia
28 Jun 52 Tempest II Plt Offr K S Ghuna
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
07 Jul 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Om Prakash Taneja
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
22 Jul 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Niroj Kumar Beni Dhan +
Flt Cdt K S Rathore +
1 AFA In Memoriam
23 Jul 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Terence Joseph Desa
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
29 Jul 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Dalbir Yadav
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
29 Jul 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-980 Fg Offr G P K Menon
15 Sqn Cat E
04 Aug 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Amitava Lahiri
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
07 Aug 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Sharwan Kumar Bhandari +
3 Sqn
19 Aug 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Sunandan Roy
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
22 Aug 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
29 Aug 52 Tempest II
Injured
30 Aug 52 Tempest II Wg Cdr Ramachandra Balaji Godkhindi
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
02 Sep 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Erakathil Chacko John
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
05 Sep 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Homi Ardeshi Divecha +
2 AFA Killed (DFS Data)
19 Sep 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Gurdial Singh
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
06 Oct 52 Tempest II Fg Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
07 Oct 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Kishore Atmaram Deshpande +
4 Sqn Killed (DFS Data)

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