IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1959 : 1 1960 : 1 1963 : 1 1964 : 2 1965 : 3 1969 : 1 1972 : 1 1976 : 2 1978 : 1 1980 : 1 1982 : 1

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
23 Dec 59 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Janak Paul Abrol +
Flt Lt Prabhjot Singh +
12 Sqn In Memoriam - Flt Lt K N Natarajan VM 4724 killed.
19 Sep 60 Packet C-119 IK-459 Flt Lt Shive Krishen Chabra +
Flt Lt Ralph Derrick Fernandez +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Ac fl to Chushul Fg Offr M L Nanda (5465)*
21 Oct 63 Packet C-119 BK-962 Flt Lt Sudesh Kumar Kapur
Fg Offr Thomas
19 Sqn Hit trees on Approach 8k. NOT in IM
06 Mar 64 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Alber Victor D'Lemos +
Plt Offr Peddareddygari Bhaskara Reddy +
Click to View Record 48 Sqn Blew up in Air after TO from Barrackpore 22 Killed
30 Jul 64 Packet C-119 Fg Offr Jagdish Chandra Mishra +
Plt Offr Surinder Pal Singh +
19 Sqn 4 offr k. Nav P/O V Bhalla (8111) also killed
06 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
10 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground Baghdogra by F-86
14 Sep 65 Packet C-119 - -
Dest on ground at Barrackpore by F-86
30 Jun 69 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Chendira Cariapa Bopanna +
Fg Offr Fali Jal Irani +
12 Sqn Cr Burhere 27km from Agra 14 AF Killed/ Fg Offr Sa
06 May 72 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Harish Kumar Qamra +
Flt Lt Madan Nana Bhagwat +
48 Sqn 4 offr k. F/O HP Singh (12053), F/L KJ Singh (1010
30 Apr 76 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narendra Nath Kaul +
Sqn Ldr Samuel Jaiwant Clive +
19 Sqn Nav F/L GS Chowdhary (9497) also killed
26 Nov 76 Packet C-119
PTS Cr near Tumkur. Crew survived ac w/o
02 Mar 78 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vipin Arora +
Sqn ldr Prakash Chander Anand +
12 Sqn S/L RL Tikku (12052). F/L Ashok Kumar (11974) also
23 Feb 80 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vijay Shankar Mehta +
Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Sharma +
PTS Cr after TO 7 km from Agra. An IAF transport aircr
07 Feb 82 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narinder Singh Paintal +
Fg Offr Mahinder Pal Singh +
12 Sqn Jammu Malhar Hills 23 Killed

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