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 : 25 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 : 12

A total of 2191 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
24 Jul 57 Canberra B 2 WE-114 Flt Lt Seerala Hari Kumar Naidu +
Flt Lt Dwarika Prasad Pandey +
Click to View Record 231 OCU Crashed during night approach at Bassingbourne, UK
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vishwa Nath Mehra +
23 Sqn Mid Air collision with S D Shukla
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Soma Datta Shukla +
23 Sqn Mid air collision with V N Mehra
22 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Bishambernath Purshotamlal Madan +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Killed during rejoin
01 Sep 57 Devon HW-524 Sqn Ldr Suhas Biswas +
Flt Lt William Avil Serrao +
Click to View Record ac cr in niligiris. All the four members of the cr
29 Oct 57 Ouragan Fg Offr Surinder Singh +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Feb 58 Liberator B-24 HE-842 Flt Lt Devindra Kochar +
Fg Offr Shashikumar Dattatatray Jadhav +
16 Sqn Cr at Sulur 10 crew killed Navs P/O Ak Ghosh (5210
13 Feb 58 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt A Bannerjee +
CTU In Memoriam
27 Mar 58 Dakota C-47 HJ-252 Flt Lt Urjit Kumar Paul
11 Sqn ac strayed Burma crl on Irrawady Riverbed.
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-212 Flt Lt Bhagat Hari Inder Singh
17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-216 Flt Lt Arya Bhushan Lamba
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
15 Apr 58 HT-2 Flt Lt Satish Chandra Aurora +
Flt Lt Manik Hardasmal Kundnani +
AFFC In Memoriam
08 May 58 Vampire NF10 Fg Offr Om Parkash Gera +
Fg Offr Anand Swarup Kohli +
37 Sqn Cr at Safdarjung Airport Delhi. Aircraft seen on f
08 May 58 Ouragan Fg Offr Daljit Singh Bajaj +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Hoshiarpur at 11 20 hours. On routine exercise cra
14 May 58 Hunter F56 BA-215
No details - need verification
18 May 58 Gnat IE-1059 Wg Cdr Edul Jahangir Dhatigara
Click to View Record Engine surge on approach Chilboten - Belly landed
01 Jun 58 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Sahni
3 Sqn Ejected during exercise DNE
04 Jun 58 Hunter F56 BA-226 Fg Offr Rono Gupta
Cr 30 mi E of Ambala. Caught fire in flight betwee
23 Jul 58 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Arvind Kaimhandia Kamat +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Aug 58 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Mohan Lal Nanda +
Click to View Record JTW In Memoriam
08 Aug 58 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Shrikant Ramkrishna Pantwajdya +
In Memoriam
25 Aug 58 Vampire NF54 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Fg Offr Amiya Kumar Ghosh +
37 Sqn Aircraft never found. In Memoriam states Navigato
03 Sep 58 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Ludovic Paul Shelby +
20 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Nov 58 Hunter F56 BA-265 Flt Sgt Laurence Howard Jones (RAF) +
The aircraft was being ferried from U.K. to India
24 Jan 59 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Antony Leslie Hufton +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Mar 59 Dakota C-47 HJ-243 Fg Offr Sardari Lal Gupta
Click to View Record 11 Sqn Ditched in Brahmaputra River
16 Mar 59 Vampire FB52 Lt Ramdhir +
JTW In Memoriam Navy
23 Mar 59 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt Amar Nath Deodhar +
AFFC In Memoriam
25 Mar 59 Gnat IE-1066 Sqn Ldr Anilkumar Vaikunthlal Munim +
Click to View Record AATU Aircraft went out of control due to a trim runaway
10 Apr 59 Canberra PR 57 IP-988 Sqn Ldr Jagdish Chandra Sengupta
Flt Lt Satendra Nath Rampal
Click to View Record Click to View Record 106 Sqn Strayed into Pak SD By F86 BO at Rewal
02 May 59 Canberra
Flt Lt Vinod Kumar Shrivastava +
35 Sqn In Memoriam
14 May 59Unidentified T
A trainer aircraft was involved in this accident w
24 May 59 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Sarwari Singh Sasan +
Plt Offr Pramod Chandra Sharma +
11 Sqn Plt Offr Kanthimathinathan Santhaseelan + 5581 .A
27 May 59 Canberra T 54 Flt Lt Arun Kumar Mehra +
Flt Lt Ashutosh Basu +
JBCU The accident occurred when a bomber aircraft was o
30 May 59 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Christudas Sobilaraj +
3 Sqn Killed during LL tac sortie Ac pitched up. The a
14 Jul 59 Firefly IN-116
NAVY - INA Crashed (Source NAM)
08 Aug 59Unidentified UI Fg Offr Pesi Jehangir Motival +
1 EJHQ In Memoriam
23 Sep 59 Hunter F56 BA-251 Flt Lt A K Ghosh
Engine failure Plt Ejected -MB list 4820. The. pi
27 Sep 59 Harvard T-6 Plt Offr D V R Reddy +
53 AAF Sqn
09 Oct 59 Gnat IE-1067
Ac destroyed in Crash
23 Oct 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rishi Raj Kumar +
20 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
03 Nov 59 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Verma
Click to View Record JTW Crashed in forest area within the boundaries of Bu
06 Nov 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Sethi +
In Memoriam. A Hunter aircraft crashed near Poona
19 Nov 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Baljit Pal Singh +
27 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
23 Dec 59 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Janak Paul Abrol +
Flt Lt Prabhjot Singh +
12 Sqn In Memoriam - Flt Lt K N Natarajan VM 4724 killed.
02 Feb 60 Dakota C-47 Flt Cdt Raj Kumar Mallik +
1 TTW In Memoriam
24 Feb 60 Gnat IE-1069 Flt Lt Padmanabha Ashoka
Click to View Record AATU Pilot Ejected at 12000 ft - Kanpur
19 Mar 60 Gnat IE-1070 Sqn Ldr Subramaniam Raghavendran
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Engine failure Pilot ejected near Kanpur
22 Mar 60Sealand C INS-104 Sub Lt A K D Gupta*
Sub Lt A K Mehra
[RSQH] On the 22nd March, 1960, at approximately 0
30 Mar 60 Canberra
[RSQH] A Canberra Bomber was involved in a mishap

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