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
03 Aug 62 Sea Hawk Lt Pranob De +
Crashed near coimbatore - pilot killed
18 Aug 62 Vampire Plt Offr Ravindra Rajadhyaksha +
Click to View Record JTW In Memoriam
21 Sep 62 Mil Mi-4 BZ-590 Flt Lt Jugal Adlakha
Click to View Record 105 HU
21 Sep 62 Dakota C-47
Possibly civilian http://rsdebate.nic.in/bitstream
27 Sep 62 Hunter F56 BA-220 Fg Offr Arjun Runganadhan
27 Sqn Ejected after getting lost
14 Oct 62 Ouragan Plt Offr Inder Pran Kumar Chatterjee Gideon +
29 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Oct 62 Bell 47G BZ-541 Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Sahgal +
Click to View Record 104 HS SD by Ground fire at Tawang
20 Oct 62 Bell 47G BZ-543 Sqn Ldr Arnold Sochindranath Williams
Click to View Record 105 HU SD by Ground fire at Tsangdhar
21 Nov 62 Bell 47G
105 HU DNE. AOG at Walong, destroyed by Chinese when they
05 Jan 63 Gnat IE-1103 Flt Lt Prithpal Singh Gill +
23 Sqn Pilot Killed in Crash at Ambala
05 Jan 63 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Mrigeshwar Pal Singh +
1 Sqn
11 Feb 63 Vampire
cr Gavallapalli village in Medak District, 30 mile
19 Feb 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Taran Jit Singh +
29 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Mar 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Sortie for remuster with CFI. Landed back . Heavy
03 Mar 63 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Uday Barve
JTW Vampire cr after TO - also reported as Plt Offr Ba
20 Mar 63 Vampire Flt Lt Shashikant Shankar Jamdar +
108 Sqn In Memoriam. A Vampire aircraft crashed near Jullu
29 Mar 63 Vampire Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Khanna+
220 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Apr 63 Mystere IVa FLt Lt Ronald Rabindra Mitra
DNE. With two full D/Ts the aircraft lined up for
20 Apr 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Dipak Choudhary +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Apr 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Guru Charan Singh +
29 Sqn
18 May 63 Gnat IE-1108 Sqn Ldr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record Pilot Ejected ac cr
03 Jun 63 Dakota C-47 FLt Lt Priya Dev Kaura +
Plt Offr Vijaya Pal Singh Garcha +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr near Agra 5 killed, Bad Weather. Nav P/O S Seth
30 Jun 63 Ouragan Fg Offr Suresh Shankarrao Dange
Click to View Record 29 Sqn DNE. Ejected from a spin with Minor injuries
16 Jul 63 Antonov An-12 BL-533 Sqn Ldr Rishi Prakash Vasisht +
Flt Lt Percy Anthony Newnes +
Click to View Record 25 Sqn cr Palam airport while landing. Fg Offr Puri. . It
18 Aug 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt A K Verma +
AFFC In Memoriam
23 Aug 63 Vampire Fg Offr Harcharan Singh +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Sep 63 HT-2 Flt Cdt R J Lakhanpal +
AFFC In Memoriam
23 Sep 63 Vampire Flt Cdt A G Pande +
1 JTW In Memoriam
21 Oct 63 Packet C-119 BK-962 Flt Lt Sudesh Kumar Kapur
Fg Offr Thomas
19 Sqn Hit trees on Approach 8k. NOT in IM
22 Nov 63 Chetak Flt Lt Satnam Singh Sodhi +
AVM Erlic Wilmot Pinto +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 107 HU Cr at poonch 6 killed incl 4 Generals
22 Nov 63 Dakota C-47 HJ-237 Fg Offr Sarbjit Singh Sidhu +
Plt Offr Divakar Gupta +
43 Sqn Cr in Kashmir 8 Killed, Banihal Pass
03 Dec 63 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Cheema +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
19 Dec 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Sataban Goswamy +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn In Memoriam OR 63?
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-819 Sqn Ldr Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-820 Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F
01 Jan 64 Caribou DHC-4 BM-772 Fg Offr Subramanian Srinivasa Rathnam
Fg Offr Tiwari
Click to View Record 33 Sqn DNE. crash landed at Hyuliang Landing ground due t
06 Jan 64 Ouragan Fg Offr Dara Phiroze Chinoy
Click to View Record 29 Sqn DNE Ejected after electric trim failure
06 Jan 64 Sea Hawk IN-162 Lt D K Yadav
NAVY - INA TO from Santa Cruz - Pilot Ejected 1600 Hrs
29 Jan 64 Vampire Flt Cdt R P S Chopra +
2 JTW In Memoriam
31 Jan 64 Vampire Flt Cdt D Gautam +
2 JTW In Memoriam
10 Feb 64 Otter DHC-3 Fg Offr Bhupendra Prakash +
Click to View Record 59 Sqn Cr druing adverse weather at Mechuka Prev U/I
17 Feb 64 Hunter 9 Flt Lt Prabhala Gopinath Rao +
RAF - 299 229OCU Chivenor - Crashed into EC
18 Feb 64 Illyushin-14 Sqn Ldr Kamalakar Gangadhar Kanitkar +
Plt Offr Avinash Chander Vig +
42 Sqn Cr Banhilal Pass 13 Killed incl 1 Gen. one of the
06 Mar 64 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Alber Victor D'Lemos +
Plt Offr Peddareddygari Bhaskara Reddy +
Click to View Record 48 Sqn Blew up in Air after TO from Barrackpore 22 Killed
07 Apr 64 Gnat IE-1064
Ac skipped chocks engine run - cr into wall ac wo
15 Apr 64 Gnat IE-1217 Fg Offr Malcolm Jal Commissariat +
2 Sqn
25 Apr 64 HT-2 Flt Cdt H Santiago +
AFFC In Memoriam
13 May 64 Vampire Flt Cdt Gulshan Rai +
1 JTW In Memoriam
15 May 64 Vampire PR55 7746 Fg Offr Devinder Singh Dhillon+
Fg Offr Sumatt Singh Sandhu +
108 Sqn From Pathankot Fg Off S S Sandhu killed
01 Jun 64 Chetak Plt Offr Sujit Kumar Palit
114 HU Near Khardungla Pass DNE

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