IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 4 1942 : 1 1943 : 2 1944 : 1 1946 : 1 1947 : 1 1953 : 1 1959 : 2 1960 : 1 1961 : 1 1964 : 3 1965 : 2 1967 : 1 1968 : 1 1971 : 3
1975 : 2 1979 : 1 1980 : 3 1981 : 1 1985 : 1 1986 : 3 1987 : 4 1988 : 4 1989 : 1 1990 : 2 1993 : 1 1994 : 3 1995 : 1 1996 : 5 1998 : 3
1999 : 1 2002 : 2 2009 : 1 2018 : 1

A total of 65 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
12 Apr 41Miles Master T T7959 Plt Offr Gurbachan Singh*
Click to View Record 9SFTS UK- Crashed after hitting Telephone lines
18 Jun 41Whitley B N1474 Plt Offr Ali Raza Khan Pasha*
Plt Offr Kali Prasad Chaudhary*
10OTU UK- P/O K P Chaudhary K, Cr Abingdon Air Field
31 Aug 41Wellington B W5577 Plt Offr Rustom Nariman Dastur*
12RAF FRANCE - FTR from mission over Dieppe
24 Oct 41Douglas DC2 C DG471 Fg Offr Mehar Singh
Click to View Record 31RAF aborted TO at Drigh Road, uc collapse and ac dest
02 Feb 42Beaufort B AW253 Plt Offr Mehdi Khan*
86 RAF Cr in sea off france after hit by marine AA
05 Feb 43Wellington III B HF673 Sgt Amar Chandra De*
1OADU Cr off cliff from Portreath runway ac onway to Gib
23 Apr 43Harlow PC-5A C DR425
22AACU Divied into ground
25 Aug 44Typhoon F Plt Offr S D Thaygarajan*
263RAF SD over Normandy
08 Mar 46Meteor III F EE344 Plt Offr Dinshaw Sorab Bamjee*
74RAF UK - Cr in a dummy attack on a Train at Wiltshire
27 Aug 47Unidentified T Flt Cdt Kirit Bhushan Sharma+
In Memoriam
24 Sep 53Unidentified UI Fg Offr Amitava Lahiri +
1 BRD In Memoriam
14 May 59Unidentified T
A trainer aircraft was involved in this accident w
08 Aug 59Unidentified UI Fg Offr Pesi Jehangir Motival +
1 EJHQ In Memoriam
22 Mar 60Sealand C INS-104 Sub Lt A K D Gupta*
Sub Lt A K Mehra
[RSQH] On the 22nd March, 1960, at approximately 0
29 Mar 61Unidentified UI
The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
27 Jul 64Twin Courier U Plt Offr Benjamin Jesudason Collins +
ARC In Memoriam
30 Nov 64Unidentified UI Flt Cdt Shukla Suhas Madhao Rao +
10 NM north of Hakimpet
31 Dec 64Chipmunk T Flt Cdt Bhattacharjee +
4 EFTU In Memoriam
11 Mar 65Meteor F Sqn Ldr Om Parkash Mathur +
ETPS UK In Memoriam
22 Nov 65Unidentified UI Plt Offr Gurmeet Singh Bedi +
One Pilot officer Killed (3 miles North-West of Mu
01 Aug 67Unidentified HC Fg Offr Tejinder Singh
DNE. Mizoram - rotorbld flew off severed tail roto
05 Oct 68Unidentified Plt Offr Suresh Chander Sudan +
The Government of India regret to afl.ou.flco the
16 Jun 71Unidentified F Flt Lt Harinder Pal Singh Shergill
Click to View Record CrL fighter at Poona after ferry from JDP
12 Aug 71C-46 Commando C Flt Lt Ranjit Barooah +
Fg Offr Surendra Pal Singh Rathee +
ARC In Memoriam
13 Nov 71Unidentified UI Flt Lt Arun Kumar Moursund +
In Memoriam
10 Apr 75Unidentified HC
Ditched in Sea off Santa Cruz, Pilots rescued
03 May 75C-46 Commando C Flt Lt Yoginder Kumar Mehta +
Flt Lt Paramjit Singh Bhandari +
ARC F/L SK Sharma (10260) also died
31 Jul 79Unidentified F
JAMNAGAR Lakhonwala
25 Jan 80Unidentified F
Midnapore 30 km at Salbani Pt BO
20 Sep 80Unidentified HC
HC Crashed in Nanak Sagar Lake - upside down in wa
21 Oct 80Unidentified HC
Cr due to Bird Hit
15 Jan 81Unidentified UI Fg Offr Pemmanoore Krishnan Nair Bhakthavatsalan Nair +
114 HU In Memoriam
21 May 85Unidentified HC
150 km from Gwalior
17 Jun 86Unidentified F
the pilot was unable to climb or maintain height a
18 Jun 86Unidentified F
the aircraft sustained a bird hit shortly after ta
26 Dec 86Unidentified F
Ferozepur
04 Jun 87Unidentified F
Asohi Vill Kutch dist pt BO
03 Nov 87Unidentified HC
Jaotala ranchi 5 Killed
09 Nov 87Unidentified F Flt Lt V K Reddy +
Cr at AFB Adampur. Not in In Memoriam
12 Nov 87Unidentified F Flt Lt Uttam Kumar Devnath
Sar al Samand 40 km fm Jodhpur
02 Mar 88Unidentified F
Nal Rajasthan
14 Jul 88Westland 30 HC Wg Cdr Tejinder Singh Gauri +
Click to View Record PHC
28 Aug 88Unidentified T
Murpur Vill Rajkot dist fm Jamnagar
05 Nov 88Unidentified F
Cr Muzafarnagar to Barriely Pt BO
10 May 89Unidentified T
AFA Cr Masaipet Village Medak Dist
06 Jan 90Unidentified HC
Gorakpur Hit Elec Pole 2 Airmen Killed
24 May 90Unidentified F
Jamnagar AFB Tathia vill
02 Mar 93Unidentified F
Cr Landed to side of Runway, rescued from burning
12 May 94Unidentified HC Plt Offr Rahul Sharma
Click to View Record BIDAR Cr in R Manjeera Pt inj
29 Jun 94Unidentified UI L B Singh
SIRSA Cr in Yamuna R Sardalivill 1 killed

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.