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
17 May 60 Dakota C-47 IJ-495 Fg Offr Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor
Fg Offr Bayard Vernon Capps
03 Jun 60 Vampire Flt Lt Umesh Misra +
AFFC In Memoriam
04 Jun 60 Gnat IE-1063 Sqn Ldr Ayappan Sudhakaran +
Click to View Record AATU Force landed on the Grand Trunk road. The landing
25 Jun 60 Ouragan Flt Lt Surendra Paul Singh +
29 Sqn Spun on approach
28 Jun 60 Ouragan Plt Offr Seshagiri Ramchandra Kamat +
2 Sqn 1 vs 1 combat. Spun into ground
29 Jun 60 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Ravinder Nath Gupta +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn In Memoriam
13 Jul 60 Auster
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
28 Aug 60 Dakota C-47 HJ-233 Flt Lt Anand Saroop Singha
Fg Offr Chandra Shekhar Misra
SD over purr by Naga rebel fire, Cr POW
19 Sep 60 Vampire
JTW In Memoriam
19 Sep 60 Packet C-119 IK-459 Flt Lt Shive Krishen Chabra +
Flt Lt Ralph Derrick Fernandez +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Ac fl to Chushul Fg Offr M L Nanda (5465)*
20 Sep 60 Ouragan Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Jain +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Disoriented from clouds and went into ground
04 Oct 60 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kanwar Parbrham Singh +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
09 Nov 60 Gnat IE-1102 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Mehta +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Bird hit and Engine Flame out in Landing at Palam
09 Nov 60 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Carl Peter Ireland +
20 Sqn Killed in Night sortie near Jaipur. only one l.A.F
24 Nov 60 Ouragan Flt Lt Dilip Kumar Basu +
29 Sqn Mid-air collision near Bari-pada in Orissa. The pi
24 Nov 60 Ouragan Flt Lt Ved Pal Sharma +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Mid-air collision near Bari-pada in Orissa. The pi
19 Jan 61 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Karan Sher Singh Kalsia +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine flame out after TO from Jamnagar
21 Jan 61 Harvard T-6
Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Swung left during a Roller take off - hit MES gate
08 Feb 61 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vidya Ratan Bakshi +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Mar 61 Harvard T-6
53 AAF Sqn Malfunction Pilot chose to stay. An Indian Air For
29 Mar 61Unidentified UI
The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
01 May 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Balkrishan Desoares
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr at Rhimkhim at 17010 Feet. Nav RK Gupta(5303).
07 May 61 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Prem Prakash Deveshwar +
Plt Offr Pradeep Kumar Biswas +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 1 TTW Cr Hyderabad to Bombay Flight four crew killed. Th
17 May 61 Ouragan IC-870 Fg Offr Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ej in flat spin over halwara
11 Jun 61 Sea Hawk IN-161
NAVY - INA Cr in Sea off Brawdy, Isle of Wight
04 Aug 61 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Ranbir Singh Rana
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
05 Aug 61 Antonov An-12 BL-532 Flt Lt Rathindra Kumar Basu
Flt Lt Tarun Kumar Dey
44 Sqn Nosegear collapse on landing. Ac burnt out
08 Sep 61 Gnat IE-1111 Flt Lt Thomas Andrew Kenneth Taylor
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Pilot Ejected ac cr - Eng flame out at Ambala
04 Oct 61 Ouragan Fg Offr Basil Joseph Hickman +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Oct 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Madhusudhan Ray +
Fg Offr Tathaiya Krishnaswamy +
Click to View Record 49 Sqn AC cr at Barrackpore awarded KC. Nav P/O AK Haldar
25 Oct 61 HT-2 Flt Lt Sudhakar Vaman Khot +
AFFC In Memoriam
25 Nov 61 Auster
ARMY In Memoriam. Crashed Saturday - both pilots killed
27 Dec 61 Otter DHC-3 Sqn Ldr Satindra Kumar Trehan +
41 Sqn Cr after supply drop in Himachal
13 Jan 62 Vampire
JTW In Memoriam
17 Jan 62 Vampire FB52 Gp Capt Zafar Ahmed Shah +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Happened as part of the flypast practice for 1963
17 Jan 62 Gnat IE-1073 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Singh +
23 Sqn Happened as part of the flypast practice for 1963
03 Feb 62 Dakota C-47 HJ-883 Sqn Ldr Sunil Kumar Chopra
Flt Lt Viney Kapila
Click to View Record Click to View Record 43 Sqn FL riverbed at Pulwama ACWO. From AVM Kapil Kak :
22 Feb 62 Prentice Flt Lt Sudershan Kumar Bishnoi +
AFFC Cr at Jodhpur, Plts BO but Killed
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kamal Swarup Vohra
17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona-Jamnagar Pt Ejected Injured
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 BA-359 Flt Lt Kalpathy Annanthakrishna Hariharan
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona - Jamnagar Ejected
24 Apr 62 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Arvind Kumar Janmejai +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
07 May 62 Dakota C-47 HJ-245 Flt Lt Satyendra Nath Banerjee +
Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Verma +
49 Sqn Cr NEFA - Crew of 4 Killed. Nav P/O BP Tiwari (633
14 May 62 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Jaganathan Vijayaraghavan +
53 AAF Sqn Failed to recover from Spin. Evans Baled out
23 May 62 Ouragan Fg Offr Dorab Minocher Vatcha +
4 Sqn a/c caught fire and pilot did not eject
19 Jun 62 Gnat IE-1200 Sqn Ldr Jagat Mohan Lowe +
HAL B'lore Cr on test flight prior to delivery
07 Jul 62 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Andrew Lebon +
Flt Lt Prem Kumar Sharma +
Click to View Record 35 Sqn Flt Lt Andrew Lebon, died in an air crash, while i
12 Jul 62 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Pollachi Rangaro Rama Murthy +
Plt Offr Suresh Udiyaver +
Click to View Record 11 Sqn In Memoriam. Accident near Tawang DZ at 0810 hours
16 Jul 62 Dakota C-47 VT-DFZ
Cr NEFA on hire from Kalinga AW 9 Killed. It is a
24 Jul 62 Mystere IVa IA-1313 Flt Lt Chandra Sekhar Doraiswamy
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Ejected in inverted spin at KKD. Approximately 2m
27 Jul 62 Ouragan Fg Offr Sunder Gopaldas Wadhwani +
29 Sqn Cr into Hut, 6 k on ground . Plt Killed. Ejected b

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