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 : 26 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 32 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 2195 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
03 Apr 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Erakathil Chacko John
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
28 Apr 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Prem Nath Bali +
4 Sqn k in cr Poona
14 May 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Nirmal Chandra Suri
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
01 Jun 54 Prentice Flt Lt Manish Chandra Kar
k in Spin, Pupil lowered flaps. AFA
23 Jun 54 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Harchand Singh Gill +
Fg Offr Satbir Singh Sat +
Click to View Record 11 Sqn 6 killed. Nav F/O Jaswant Singh (4215), F/o DSL C
25 Jun 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Madan Mohan Gadihoke +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Jul 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Karan Sher Singh Kalsia
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine Failure 18000 feet Sangrur Pt BO
14 Aug 54 Vampire FB52 IB-203 Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Bawa
Click to View Record Mentioned in Book - Belly landed .
24 Sep 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Prabhakar Shripad Bajekal +
1 AFA In Memoriam
22 Oct 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Tarun Kanti Bhattacharjee +
17 Sqn Adampur
02 Dec 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Anand Singh Giri +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Failed to pull up during bombing run at Kharindwa
02 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Niravar Singh +
14 Sqn crashed near Midnapur
21 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII HS-648 Fg Offr Daya Krishan Bhatnagar +
14 Sqn Crashed at 12-30 hours five miles south-west of Ka
03 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 IB-354 Plt Offr Harinder Jit Singh +
1 AFA Cr Hakimpet Engine Flame out DNE
04 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Vithal Ramachjndra Joshi +
1 AFA Crashed Near Hakimpet Airfield
25 Feb 55 Ouragan Fg Offr Kuldip Singh +
3 Sqn Crashed on Range
28 Apr 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr A K Singh
Flt Cdt N P Penticoss +
1 AFA In Memoriam
16 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Romesh Chandra Malani +
Fg Offr Digvijay Singh Dogra +
Cr at Kargil J&K. Nav P/o CL Dsouza (4767) k
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-909 Fg Offr Kanwar Hari Singh +
Flt Lt Laxmi Narayan Vaish +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-222 Flt Lt Kaiplackal George Verghese +
Plt Offr Hari Viswanath Kale +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra 19 killed .
05 Jul 55 Liberator B-24 Flt Lt Neile Co'Brooke Wordsworth +
Flt Lt Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal +
16 Sqn Cr at hillock at Pune. 5 crew killed. Nav F/L HG S
09 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Pramod Shankar Dave +
6 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Jul 55 Spitfire T IX Flt Lt Iqbal Krishan Kumar +
Plt Offr Yash Pal Wadhawan +
CTU In Memoriam
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record Cr short of SantaCruz - ac wrecked
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 IB-638 Fg Offr Anil Shrikrishna Dravid +
Ditched in Arabian Sea off Santacruz
04 Aug 55 Ouragan IC-651 Plt Offr Jag Mohan Nayar +
8 Sqn Cr 12 NM from Patiala.
09 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Pervez Kavasji Ghandhi +
Flt Lt Neil Eugene Todd +
AHQ Comm S Cr at Palam AFB . Engine Failure http://rsdebate.n
13 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 IT-315 Fg Offr Karambir Singh +
Fg Offr Nozar Naoroz Dadachanji +
CTU Cr Nizampet Reservoir - Unauthorised Aerobatics ov
26 Nov 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-250 Plt Offr B Subramaniam
Plt Offr Virendra Kishore Saxena
CrL Agra Ac Burnt out. near Rohtabagh, about four
14 Feb 56 HT-2 Flt Lt Derek Aubyn Watts +
Flt Cdt B S Sharma +
AFFC In Memoriam
15 Feb 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Akbar Singh Bains
Click to View Record Ailerons Jammed in roll, baled out.
13 Mar 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Nataraj Swaminathan
Touched down short of RW at Ambala and crashed
17 Mar 56 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt G S Davis +
AFFC In Memoriam
02 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Mehr Chand Malhotra +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
09 May 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vasant Govind Mutalik +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
28 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Suresh Chandra Sharma +
In Memoriam
07 Sep 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Gursaran Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 2 Sqn TO from Ambala Cr L in field injured
02 Oct 56 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Dara Maneckshaw Elavia +
Fg Offr Om Prakash Gupta +
Click to View Record ATW Nav F/O R Rajeshwar (4871) K
21 Nov 56 Ouragan Flt Lt Kapil Dev Hoon +
3 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Sqn Ldr Roopanagunta Vishnu Bhaskar Bhardwaj +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Narendra Mohan Misra +
2 Sqn In Memoriam. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of 2 Sqn took a
08 Feb 57 Dakota C-47 IJ-821 Flt Lt Mohinder Kumar Dhawan +
Fg Offr Coimbatore Seshaiyengar Srinivasan +
11 Sqn cr Nagaland. Fg Offr RLC Richards 4395 killed
13 Feb 57 Ouragan Plt Offr Om Prakash Chopra +
3 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
27 Mar 57 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Kaikhushro Kershasp Dastoor +
7 Sqn MAC with Vamp flown by Balachandani Jamnagar
01 Apr 57 Ouragan Fg Offr Daljit Singh Bajaj
Click to View Record 4 Sqn DNE K in Dummy AG firing practice
09 Apr 57 Ouragan Fg Offr Maharaj Krishan Mehta +
2 Sqn
12 Apr 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Mohan Lal Suri +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Crashed during a rejoin from a Close formation sor
08 May 57 Dakota C-47 HJ-918 Fg Offr Baldev Raj Jain +
Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Sodhi +
12 Sqn ac cr Pir Panjal in J& K. Nav P/O OP Soni (5093) K
25 Jun 57 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Jagjit Singh Bassi +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Jul 57 Ouragan Plt Offr Anant Kumar Mukherji +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala

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