IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1951 : 1 1953 : 3 1954 : 9 1955 : 5 1956 : 5 1957 : 6 1958 : 7 1959 : 3 1960 : 2 1962 : 3 1963 : 6 1964 : 6 1965 : 14 1966 : 5 1967 : 3
1968 : 5 1969 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1972 : 5 1973 : 5 1974 : 2 1976 : 1

A total of 100 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
07 Feb 51 Vampire FB52 Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh Dogra +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn The pilot was authorised to carry out a solo aerob
13 Jan 53 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Vernon Aloysius Vaz +
ATW In Memoriam
04 Dec 53 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Baskaran Masilmani +
3 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
22 Dec 53 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Manharan Krishan Soni +
7 Sqn Cr during LL Sortie
05 Jan 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Bir Ramindar Singh Bindra +
1 Sqn GLOC during pullout, cr at Jamnagar
07 Jan 54 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Krishna Dandapani
Click to View Record HAL DNE air testing a Vampire aircraft assembled at HA
23 Mar 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vasant Pradhan +
CTU Hakimpet 62 F(P)
25 Jun 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Madan Mohan Gadihoke +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Jul 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Karan Sher Singh Kalsia
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine Failure 18000 feet Sangrur Pt BO
14 Aug 54 Vampire FB52 IB-203 Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Bawa
Click to View Record Mentioned in Book - Belly landed .
24 Sep 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Prabhakar Shripad Bajekal +
1 AFA In Memoriam
22 Oct 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Tarun Kanti Bhattacharjee +
17 Sqn Adampur
02 Dec 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Anand Singh Giri +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Failed to pull up during bombing run at Kharindwa
03 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 IB-354 Plt Offr Harinder Jit Singh +
1 AFA Cr Hakimpet Engine Flame out DNE
04 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Vithal Ramachjndra Joshi +
1 AFA Crashed Near Hakimpet Airfield
09 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Pramod Shankar Dave +
6 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record Cr short of SantaCruz - ac wrecked
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 IB-638 Fg Offr Anil Shrikrishna Dravid +
Ditched in Arabian Sea off Santacruz
15 Feb 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Akbar Singh Bains
Click to View Record Ailerons Jammed in roll, baled out.
13 Mar 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Nataraj Swaminathan
Touched down short of RW at Ambala and crashed
02 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Mehr Chand Malhotra +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
09 May 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vasant Govind Mutalik +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
28 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Suresh Chandra Sharma +
In Memoriam
27 Mar 57 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Kaikhushro Kershasp Dastoor +
7 Sqn MAC with Vamp flown by Balachandani Jamnagar
12 Apr 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Mohan Lal Suri +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Crashed during a rejoin from a Close formation sor
25 Jun 57 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Jagjit Singh Bassi +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vishwa Nath Mehra +
23 Sqn Mid Air collision with S D Shukla
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Soma Datta Shukla +
23 Sqn Mid air collision with V N Mehra
22 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Bishambernath Purshotamlal Madan +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Killed during rejoin
13 Feb 58 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt A Bannerjee +
CTU In Memoriam
08 May 58 Vampire NF10 Fg Offr Om Parkash Gera +
Fg Offr Anand Swarup Kohli +
37 Sqn Cr at Safdarjung Airport Delhi. Aircraft seen on f
23 Jul 58 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Arvind Kaimhandia Kamat +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Aug 58 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Mohan Lal Nanda +
Click to View Record JTW In Memoriam
08 Aug 58 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Shrikant Ramkrishna Pantwajdya +
In Memoriam
25 Aug 58 Vampire NF54 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Fg Offr Amiya Kumar Ghosh +
37 Sqn Aircraft never found. In Memoriam states Navigato
03 Sep 58 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Ludovic Paul Shelby +
20 Sqn In Memoriam
24 Jan 59 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Antony Leslie Hufton +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Mar 59 Vampire FB52 Lt Ramdhir +
JTW In Memoriam Navy
03 Nov 59 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Verma
Click to View Record JTW Crashed in forest area within the boundaries of Bu
03 Jun 60 Vampire Flt Lt Umesh Misra +
AFFC In Memoriam
19 Sep 60 Vampire Sub Lt A J S Minhas +
JTW In Memoriam
13 Jan 62 Vampire Sub Lt Douglas Bose*
JTW In Memoriam
17 Jan 62 Vampire FB52 Gp Capt Zafar Ahmed Shah +
Click to View Record 45 Sqn Happened as part of the flypast practice for 1963
18 Aug 62 Vampire Plt Offr Ravindra Rajadhyaksha +
Click to View Record JTW In Memoriam
11 Feb 63 Vampire
cr Gavallapalli village in Medak District, 30 mile
03 Mar 63 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Uday Barve
JTW Vampire cr after TO - also reported as Plt Offr Ba
20 Mar 63 Vampire Flt Lt Shashikant Shankar Jamdar +
108 Sqn In Memoriam. A Vampire aircraft crashed near Jullu
29 Mar 63 Vampire Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Khanna+
220 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Aug 63 Vampire Fg Offr Harcharan Singh +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Sep 63 Vampire Flt Cdt A G Pande +
1 JTW In Memoriam

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