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
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
31 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
07 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Asit Kumar Ghosh +
Fg Offr Jagat Singh Toor +
2 TTW Cr on a Supplies mission.
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-918 Wg Cdr Peter Maynard Wilson
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Raghunath Kashinath Karve
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Jasbeer Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn flew into ground near Rahwali
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-330 Sqn Ldr Onkar Nath Kacker
27 Sqn Booster Pump Failure Ejected near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Sureshchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Ajammada Boppaya Devayya +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Failed to return from raid on Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Babul Guha +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Jagdev Singh Brar +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground Srinagar by F-86
07 Sep 65 Pushpak Capt S Khurana +
ARMY - 659 Crashed while landing in Lahore Sector
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 IB-344 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 IB-614 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Vampire FB52 - -
24 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
08 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mahendra Vir Singh
7 Sqn Shotdown ground fire near Lahore. Pt POW
09 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-236 Fg Offr Gurbux Singh Ahuja +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Mid Air Collision with Hunter flown by SK Sharma (
10 Sep 65 Vampire T55 BY-413 Sqn Ldr Maurice John Marston +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Dest on ground Baghdogra by F-86
10 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Dara Phiroze Chinoy
Click to View Record 32 Sqn AA Fire ejected in enemy territory. Walked back
10 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground Baghdogra by F-86
11 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Raman Kumar Uppal +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shot down ground fire
11 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Iqbal Fazal Husain
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD by AA - Ejected safely
11 Sep 65 Vampire Fg Offr C A Robert +
22 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Sep 65 Mystere IVa IA-1328 - -
Dest on ground at Pathankot by B-57
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Sadarangani Lal
8 Sqn Shotdown by AAA
13 Sep 65 Gnat Flt Lt Arvind Kale
2 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 Ejected near Katron
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Tajinder Singh Sethi
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Shotdown by AAA
13 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground at Jammu by B-57
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
32 Sqn Dest on ground at Adampur by B-57
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
32 Sqn Dest on ground at Adampur by B-57
14 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1206 Sqn Ldr Narinder Kumar Malik +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed into Ground during egress.
14 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground at Barrackpore by F-86
14 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground at Jamnagar by B-57
14 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground at Pathankot by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
Dest on ground at Jamnagar by B-57
14 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground at Barrackpore by F-86
14 Sep 65 Vampire - -
Dest on ground at Jamnagar by B-57
15 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-207 Flt Lt Thapen Kumar Chaudhary +
27 Sqn Birdhit on TO from Halwara - Ejected
16 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Farokh Dara Bunsha +
20 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 in aircombat at Halwara
18 Sep 65 Sea Hawk IN-185 Sub Lt K P Verma +
NAVY - INA Crashed after TO from Santa Cruz, Bombay
19 Sep 65 Gnat Fg Offr Vijay Mayadev
9 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Deba Prasad Chatterjee +
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore

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