IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1958 : 1 1959 : 1 1961 : 1 1962 : 1 1963 : 1 1965 : 20 1967 : 4 1968 : 2 1969 : 2 1970 : 1 1971 : 6

A total of 40 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jun 58 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Sahni
3 Sqn Ejected during exercise DNE
30 May 59 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Christudas Sobilaraj +
3 Sqn Killed during LL tac sortie Ac pitched up. The a
08 Feb 61 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vidya Ratan Bakshi +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
24 Jul 62 Mystere IVa IA-1313 Flt Lt Chandra Sekhar Doraiswamy
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Ejected in inverted spin at KKD. Approximately 2m
05 Jan 63 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Mrigeshwar Pal Singh +
1 Sqn
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vinod Patney
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa IA-1007 Sqn Ldr Anthony Louis Mousinho
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Trilochan Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Russell Douglas Montes
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
3 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
31 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Jasbeer Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn flew into ground near Rahwali
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Ajammada Boppaya Devayya +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Failed to return from raid on Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Babul Guha +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Sargodha
10 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Dara Phiroze Chinoy
Click to View Record 32 Sqn AA Fire ejected in enemy territory. Walked back
11 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Raman Kumar Uppal +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shot down ground fire
11 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Iqbal Fazal Husain
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD by AA - Ejected safely
12 Sep 65 Mystere IVa IA-1328 - -
Dest on ground at Pathankot by B-57
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Sadarangani Lal
8 Sqn Shotdown by AAA
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Tajinder Singh Sethi
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Shotdown by AAA
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
32 Sqn Dest on ground at Adampur by B-57
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa - -
32 Sqn Dest on ground at Adampur by B-57
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
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.
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
08 Oct 67 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Niranjan Jethmalani +
3 Sqn FTR from Tac Sortie over Rohtang Pass ac missing
15 Jan 68 Mystere IVa Air Cmde Maheshwar Das Khanna
Click to View Record DNE AOC of Ambala - Unknown Date during tenure
13 Aug 68 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Anand Kumar Agrawala +
ATW In Memoriam. Near Gurdaspur. PIB Release
01 Apr 69 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Jawahar Lal Bhargava
Click to View Record Bird hit near Ambala air base - ejected safely
22 Aug 69 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Devinder Singh Sethi +
3 Sqn Three Civilians killed, 2 injured
12 Jan 70 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Raghuvendra Mohan Mahajan +
3 Sqn Pilot name same to be checked
19 Apr 71 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Suresh Ramniklal Kapadia +
31 Sqn
05 Dec 71 Mystere IVa IA-954 Flt Lt Aditya Vikram Pethia
Click to View Record 31 Sqn SD AAA 0715 Hrs Bhawalnagar
06 Dec 71 Mystere IVa
Engine Failure over Haveli
08 Dec 71 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Anukul
31 Sqn SD near Haveli
13 Dec 71 Mystere IVa IA-1331 Sqn Ldr Jatinder Das Kumar +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn SD near Haveli
17 Dec 71 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Tonkeshwar Das
Click to View Record 3 Sqn engine flame out near Haveli

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