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
22 Jun 64 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Parikshit Sardari Lall +
20 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
20 Jul 64 Alize IN-211 Lt S M Rajmachikkar +
NAVY - INA Cr after TO from Vikrant. Wings folded on launch
21 Jul 64 HT-2 Fg Offr K Sundran +
Flt Cdt N E Jacob
EFTS In Memoriam
27 Jul 64Twin Courier U Plt Offr Benjamin Jesudason Collins +
ARC In Memoriam
30 Jul 64 Packet C-119 Fg Offr Jagdish Chandra Mishra +
Plt Offr Surinder Pal Singh +
19 Sqn 4 offr k. Nav P/O V Bhalla (8111) also killed
07 Sep 64 Gnat IE-1207 Flt Lt Dinesh Chandra Badia
Click to View Record 23 Sqn The two Gnats were is close formation when they co
18 Sep 64 Hunter F56 BA-345 Fg Offr K S Sahwney
14 Sqn Engine flameout - Pt Ejected Date 15-30 Sep
07 Oct 64 Gnat IE-1230 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Kaushal +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn
26 Oct 64 Vampire Flt Cdt S S Minhas +
1 JTW In Memoriam
13 Nov 64 Hunter T66 Fg Offr Derrick Oscar Roach +
Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Sarin +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 37 Sqn Aerobatics at LL - Jorhat
20 Nov 64 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rusi Dinshaw Chinoy +
37 Sqn Cr during airtest before ferry at Pune-Mumbai.
30 Nov 64Unidentified UI Flt Cdt Shukla Suhas Madhao Rao +
10 NM north of Hakimpet
29 Dec 64 Otter DHC-3 Fg Offr Jagbir Singh Rai
Click to View Record 59 Sqn Cr in River Pasighat NEFA
31 Dec 64Chipmunk T Flt Cdt Bhattacharjee +
4 EFTU In Memoriam
02 Jan 65 Sea Hawk Sub Lt A D Bansod
NAVY - INA Martin Baker list
06 Feb 65 Vampire Plt Offr Ramanujapuram Anandampillai Parthasarathy +
220 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Feb 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Desmond Joseph D'Silva +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Mar 65 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Windsor Lawrence Edward Bower +
24 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Mar 65Meteor F Sqn Ldr Om Parkash Mathur +
ETPS UK In Memoriam
05 Apr 65 Otter DHC-3 IM-1727 Wg Cdr Mirgind Singh Grewal +
Click to View Record Cr near Tezpur killing 5 AF Personnel
13 Apr 65 Dakota C-47 HJ-218 Fg Offr K Kannan +
Plt Offr Subhash Bhargava +
49 Sqn Cr in Nagaland 9 killed. Nav F/O BS Dhaliwal (7817
19 Apr 65 Gnat IE-1072
Ac dest in crash
26 Apr 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Sudhir Krishna Gaitonde +
Fg Offr Suryakant Neelakanth Shetti +
JBCU It was the 3rd solo on type. The crash happened wh
12 May 65 Gnat IE-1204
2 Sqn Ac overshot runway Pilot ejected acwo
25 May 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Vincent Pais
Martin Baker List
26 May 65 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Nuggehalli Krishnaswamy Ramprasad +
Flt Lt Sant Pershad Mangla +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Bird hit during practice flt
15 Jun 65 Ouragan Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Dewan +
29 Sqn Doing a Loop, spun into the ground
25 Jun 65 Ouragan IC-698 Flt Lt Rana Lalchand Sikka
ATW Forcelanded in pak ac captured
10 Jul 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Bal Raj Pathania +
Fg Offr Balchandra Laxmikant Dharmadhikari +
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Date incorrect in IM
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vinod Patney
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
04 Aug 65 Gnat Fg Offr Jatinderjit Singh Bhatti +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
12 Aug 65 MiG-21 PF Flt Lt Norbert Joseph Misquitta
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Overran runway into overshoot uc collapse ac wo
19 Aug 65 Otter DHC-3 BM-1002 Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Puri
Plt Offr Vijay Prakash Poonia
41 Sqn Cr at Poonch damaged by fg fire
26 Aug 65 Ouragan Fg Offr Pallathadka Subrahmanya Bhat +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Aspi Kekobad Bhagwagar +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Vijay Madhav Joshi +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Satish Bharadwaj +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Shot Down by F-86 Sabre over Chamb
01 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 BB-445 Fg Offr Shrlkrishna Vishnu Phatak
45 Sqn Ground fire over Chamb. Pilot Baled out
03 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1083 Sqn Ldr Brijpal Singh Sikand
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Forcelanded at Pasrur. Aircraft retained by Pak
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 PF BC-823 Wg Cdr Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 F BC-818 Sqn Ldr Surendra Kumar Mehra
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Adampur by B-57 Pilot Safe
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 PF BC-824 Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa IA-1007 Sqn Ldr Anthony Louis Mousinho
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Ajit Kumar Rawley +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Hit ground during Aircombat with F-86 at Tarn Tarn
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Trilochan Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1112 Fg Offr Mohan Murdeshwar
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Strafed on ground Pathankot by F-86 Pilot Safe
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-289 Fg Offr Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Russell Douglas Montes
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-251 Fg Offr Adi Rustom Ghandhi
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara

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