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
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Deba Prasad Chatterjee +
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
20 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1212 - -
Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt S K Sharma
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
21 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-970 Flt Lt Manmohan Lowe
Flt Lt Kewal Krishan Kapur +
5 Sqn Shotdown by F-104.
22 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kodendera Cariappa Cariappa
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Shotdown by AA fire Lahore
22 Sep 65 Mystere IVa IA-1339 Flt Lt Prem Ramsing Ramchandani +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Shotdown by Own AA fire. Pilot died of wounds
27 Sep 65 Ouragan Fg Offr Harazbun Dara Surti +
29 Sqn Went into a spin during aerobatics - did not recov
17 Oct 65 Dakota C-47 VT-AUK
Kalinga AW On hire Cr Assam 8 Killed. *112. SHRI
22 Nov 65Unidentified UI Plt Offr Gurmeet Singh Bedi +
One Pilot officer Killed (3 miles North-West of Mu
15 Feb 66 Ouragan Fg Offr Manoj Kumar Banerjee +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
22 Feb 66 Ouragan Fg Offr Jaswant Singh Sidhu +
47 Sqn Hit ATC Tower Bujaur guwahati 3 Killed incl Pilot
28 Mar 66 Sea Hawk Lt Y M Bhide
NAVY - INA Ejected into sea - MB List
14 May 66 HT-2 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Aga +
PTE In Memoriam
03 Jun 66 Mil Mi-4 Fg Offr Chetan Swaroop Kataria
Plt Offr Tarsem Lal Bhardwaj
Click to View Record Click to View Record Crashed at Mokukchung . Just after T/O engine fail
17 Jun 66 HT-2 Flt Lt Panj Rattan Singh +
Flt Cdt Dangwal Mahipal Raje
PTE In Memoriam
30 Jun 66 Vampire Flt Cdt K Tarfa +
1 JTW Flight Cadet K. Tarfa of Nigerian Air Force was on
07 Jul 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Vasudev Rao Niranjangopal +
Plt Offr Pramesh Chandra Agarwal +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Aug 66 Gnat Flt Lt Uday Raghunath Potnis +
9 Sqn As the ac left the runway, the stbd drop tank fell
03 Sep 66 Otter DHC-3 Flt Lt Samuel Kunnapuzha George +
Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Puri +
41 Sqn Himalayan foothills 4k F/L I F Hussain, R K Sabhar
27 Sep 66 Sea Hawk Lt A Sinha
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
08 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Rajan Onkar Ban +
Fg Offr Surrinder Singh Sehgal +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn In Memoriam
13 Oct 66 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Nirmal Kumar Bhasin
Martin Baker List
13 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Y S Rao
Martin Baker List
06 Nov 66 Caribou DHC-4 BM-779 Wg Cdr Vishnu Pratap Singh Chauhan
Fg Offr Devi Singh
33 Sqn Crew survived. Crew Wg Cdr V P S Chauhan, Fg Offr
09 Nov 66 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr Norman Foster Watts
Sqn Ldr Tekkidath Vijayan Nair Vijayan
4 Sqn Cr L in Chandigarh. S/L Vijayan injured DNE
15 Dec 66 Ouragan Flt Lt Girja Shankar Narain +
29 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Dec 66 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Arbinder Singh
1 JTW crashed over the paddy fields at Jagdevpur (Hyder
01 Jan 67 Gnat Flt Lt Ajit Singh Lamba
Click to View Record AATU Srinagar Valley - Pulled canopy lever while going
11 Jan 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mukund Sridhar Upadhyaya +
20 Sqn crashed in a Hunter during a 4 ac flypast practice
03 Feb 67 Dakota C-47 BJ-766 Flt Cdt J S Kundan
Flt Cdt Leslie Lawrence +
2 TTW Aircraft swung off runway and crashed
03 Mar 67 Hunter F56 Plt Offr Paramjeet Singh Sekhon +
Click to View Record In Memoriam
08 Mar 67 Mystere IVa IA-956 Fg Offr David Malcolm Subaiya
Click to View Record 32 Sqn Ejected at Agra after U/C Failure to extend.
10 Mar 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Shailendra Nath Bajpai +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Apr 67 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Ajay Sapru +
3 Sqn Killed in Crash from Pathankot
12 Apr 67 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Joseph Peter Saldanha +
3 Sqn Killed in Crash from Pathankot
13 Apr 67 Ouragan Fg Offr Michael John Pereira +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
01 May 67 HF-24 Marut BD-831 Fg Offr Sukhwant Singh +
10 Sqn
05 May 67 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Simran Singh Shyam Kohli +
Fg Offr Sadanand Mahadeo Palwankar +
49 Sqn P/O SS Randhawa (10625), P/O VK Rattan (10623), F/
11 May 67 Vampire T55 Lt R S Sodhi
Lt Antony Carlier
NAVY Martin Baker List
01 Jun 67 Gnat Flt Lt Prabhat Chandra Prasad
Click to View Record 24 Sqn Flame out after TO from Kalaikunda
07 Jun 67 Mil MI-4 Fg Offr Mahesh Chandra Gupta +
Plt Offr Cadambe Narasimhachar Ranganathan +
111 HU Mid Air Collision. Flt Lt RPS Dhillon was one of t
28 Jun 67 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Milind Narayan Patankar +
Flt Lt Noshir Eduljee Nagarvala +
Click to View Record ATW In Memoriam
30 Jun 67 Gnat Gp Capt Emanuel Fernandes
Click to View Record DNE - Refer mail by Gp Capt G C Karambaya
16 Jul 67 HF-24 Marut BD-841 Wg Cdr Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Both engine failed
20 Jul 67 Caribou DHC-4 Fg Offr Hardev Singh Dhaliwal +
Fg Offr Aley Mustafa +
33 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Jul 67 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Shrinivas Prahlad Desai +
Fg Offr Udai Shantaram Shrudkar +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Crashed in mouint terrain at 10700 ft. Nav F/O SL
01 Aug 67Unidentified HC Fg Offr Tejinder Singh
DNE. Mizoram - rotorbld flew off severed tail roto
31 Aug 67 Dakota C-47
43 Sqn VEMN to VEJT NEFA
09 Sep 67 Hunter T66 Sqn Ldr Pritam Singh +
Flt Lt Ashis Kumar Banerji +
ATW Unauthorised LL aerobatics
13 Sep 67 Harvard T-6 Wg Cdr Norman Foster Watts +
AFFC In Memoriam

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