IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1946 : 1 1947 : 2 1948 : 1 1951 : 2 1952 : 3 1953 : 1 1954 : 1 1955 : 4 1956 : 1 1957 : 2 1958 : 1 1959 : 2 1960 : 3 1961 : 3 1962 : 5
1963 : 2 1965 : 8 1967 : 4 1968 : 2 1969 : 2 1971 : 2 1973 : 2 1974 : 3 1975 : 2 1976 : 1 1977 : 2 1980 : 1

A total of 63 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
02 Sep 46 Dakota IV KJ819
Barrackpore ac swung off runway after port eng fai
27 Sep 47 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Satinder Lal Rikhye +
Fg Offr Harish Chandra Francis Mayadas +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr while landing at Palam. 5 Cr Killed. S/L RS San
31 Oct 47 Dakota C-47 MA-965 Flt Lt Clifford Joseph Mendoza +
Fg Offr Trevor Reginald Peters +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Pirpanjal killing some 20+ people. F/O US Th
21 Mar 48 Dakota C-47 VP-914 Wg Cdr Karori Lal Bhatia
Fg Offr Das
Click to View Record 12 Sqn w/o dam by arty fire Poonch airstrip
27 Aug 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-913 Fg Offr Ripu Daman Sahni
Click to View Record 12 Sqn ac ditched Wular Lake due to pt negligence.
06 Oct 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-920 Air Cmde Narendra +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Turkey - Malta Cyprus lost way
27 Feb 52 Dakota C-47 HJ-880 Fg Offr Pervez Kavasji Ghandhi
11 Sqn cr landed in Palta Lake.
24 Oct 52 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Om Prakash Gupta +
Plt Offr P J Singh
In Memoriam
22 Dec 52 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Hardev Singh Mangat +
Plt Offr Mohan Prasad Srivastava +
12 Sqn Khamar is Navigator, Sgt Krishanaswami - In Memori
17 Feb 53 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Trevor Virgil Smith +
Plt Offr Sitnraman Balasubramanian +
11 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Jun 54 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Harchand Singh Gill +
Fg Offr Satbir Singh Sat +
Click to View Record 11 Sqn 6 killed. Nav F/O Jaswant Singh (4215), F/o DSL C
16 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Romesh Chandra Malani +
Fg Offr Digvijay Singh Dogra +
Cr at Kargil J&K. Nav P/o CL Dsouza (4767) k
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-909 Fg Offr Kanwar Hari Singh +
Flt Lt Laxmi Narayan Vaish +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-222 Flt Lt Kaiplackal George Verghese +
Plt Offr Hari Viswanath Kale +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra 19 killed .
26 Nov 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-250 Plt Offr B Subramaniam
Plt Offr Virendra Kishore Saxena
CrL Agra Ac Burnt out. near Rohtabagh, about four
02 Oct 56 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Dara Maneckshaw Elavia +
Fg Offr Om Prakash Gupta +
Click to View Record ATW Nav F/O R Rajeshwar (4871) K
08 Feb 57 Dakota C-47 IJ-821 Flt Lt Mohinder Kumar Dhawan +
Fg Offr Coimbatore Seshaiyengar Srinivasan +
11 Sqn cr Nagaland. Fg Offr RLC Richards 4395 killed
08 May 57 Dakota C-47 HJ-918 Fg Offr Baldev Raj Jain +
Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Sodhi +
12 Sqn ac cr Pir Panjal in J& K. Nav P/O OP Soni (5093) K
27 Mar 58 Dakota C-47 HJ-252 Flt Lt Urjit Kumar Paul
11 Sqn ac strayed Burma crl on Irrawady Riverbed.
04 Mar 59 Dakota C-47 HJ-243 Fg Offr Sardari Lal Gupta
Click to View Record 11 Sqn Ditched in Brahmaputra River
24 May 59 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Sarwari Singh Sasan +
Plt Offr Pramod Chandra Sharma +
11 Sqn Plt Offr Kanthimathinathan Santhaseelan + 5581 .A
02 Feb 60 Dakota C-47 Flt Cdt Raj Kumar Mallik +
1 TTW In Memoriam
17 May 60 Dakota C-47 IJ-495 Fg Offr Amar Prakash Chandra Kapoor
Fg Offr Bayard Vernon Capps
28 Aug 60 Dakota C-47 HJ-233 Flt Lt Anand Saroop Singha
Fg Offr Chandra Shekhar Misra
SD over purr by Naga rebel fire, Cr POW
01 May 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Balkrishan Desoares
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr at Rhimkhim at 17010 Feet. Nav RK Gupta(5303).
07 May 61 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Prem Prakash Deveshwar +
Plt Offr Pradeep Kumar Biswas +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 1 TTW Cr Hyderabad to Bombay Flight four crew killed. Th
12 Oct 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Madhusudhan Ray +
Fg Offr Tathaiya Krishnaswamy +
Click to View Record 49 Sqn AC cr at Barrackpore awarded KC. Nav P/O AK Haldar
03 Feb 62 Dakota C-47 HJ-883 Sqn Ldr Sunil Kumar Chopra
Flt Lt Viney Kapila
Click to View Record Click to View Record 43 Sqn FL riverbed at Pulwama ACWO. From AVM Kapil Kak :
07 May 62 Dakota C-47 HJ-245 Flt Lt Satyendra Nath Banerjee +
Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Verma +
49 Sqn Cr NEFA - Crew of 4 Killed. Nav P/O BP Tiwari (633
12 Jul 62 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Pollachi Rangaro Rama Murthy +
Plt Offr Suresh Udiyaver +
Click to View Record 11 Sqn In Memoriam. Accident near Tawang DZ at 0810 hours
16 Jul 62 Dakota C-47 VT-DFZ Civ Pt B K Singha +
Cr NEFA on hire from Kalinga AW 9 Killed. It is a
21 Sep 62 Dakota C-47
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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
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
13 Apr 65 Dakota C-47 HJ-218 Fg Offr Kambala Kannan+
Plt Offr Subhash Bhargava +
49 Sqn Cr in Nagaland 9 killed. Nav F/O BS Dhaliwal (7817
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 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground Srinagar by F-86
13 Sep 65 Dakota C-47 - -
Dest on ground at Jammu by B-57
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
17 Oct 65 Dakota C-47 VT-AUK
Kalinga AW On hire Cr Assam 8 Killed. *112. SHRI
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
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/
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
31 Aug 67 Dakota C-47
43 Sqn VEMN to VEJT NEFA
17 Apr 68 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Nilkanth Sakharam Joshi +
Fg Offr Sudhir Shripad Gokhale +
In Memoriam. RSQH: whether it is a fact that in th
11 May 68 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Tejwant Singh Chowdhary +
Fg Offr Naunehal Singh Sondhi +
Click to View Record 49 Sqn Cr Mizo Hills
21 Feb 69 Dakota C-47 IJ-820
14 Apr 69 Dakota C-47 BJ-913

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