IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1957 : 1 1959 : 3 1960 : 1 1962 : 1 1965 : 7 1967 : 1 1968 : 1 1971 : 5 1972 : 1 1974 : 1 1976 : 1 1978 : 1 1981 : 1 1983 : 2 1985 : 1
1986 : 1 1987 : 1 1989 : 1 1991 : 1 2005 : 1

A total of 33 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
24 Jul 57 Canberra B 2 WE-114 Flt Lt Seerala Hari Kumar Naidu +
Flt Lt Dwarika Prasad Pandey +
Click to View Record 231 OCU Crashed during night approach at Bassingbourne, UK
10 Apr 59 Canberra PR 57 IP-988 Sqn Ldr Jagdish Chandra Sengupta
Flt Lt Satendra Nath Rampal
Click to View Record Click to View Record 106 Sqn Strayed into Pak SD By F86 BO at Rewal
02 May 59 Canberra
Flt Lt Vinod Kumar Shrivastava +
35 Sqn In Memoriam
27 May 59 Canberra T 54 Flt Lt Arun Kumar Mehra +
Flt Lt Ashutosh Basu +
JBCU The accident occurred when a bomber aircraft was o
30 Mar 60 Canberra
[RSQH] A Canberra Bomber was involved in a mishap
07 Jul 62 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Andrew Lebon +
Flt Lt Prem Kumar Sharma +
Click to View Record 35 Sqn Flt Lt Andrew Lebon, died in an air crash, while i
26 Apr 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Sudhir Krishna Gaitonde +
Fg Offr Suryakant Neelakanth Shetti +
JBCU It was the 3rd solo on type. The crash happened wh
10 Jul 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Bal Raj Pathania +
Fg Offr Balchandra Laxmikant Dharmadhikari +
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Date incorrect in IM
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-918 Wg Cdr Peter Maynard Wilson
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Raghunath Kashinath Karve
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
21 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-970 Flt Lt Manmohan Lowe
Flt Lt Kewal Krishan Kapur +
5 Sqn Shotdown by F-104.
27 Sep 67 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Rajan Dhall +
Flt Lt Ichettira Ganpathi Belliappa +
16 Sqn
20 Jul 68 Canberra PR 57 Flt Lt Hardial Singh +
Flt Lt Jaya Belle Shetty +
Click to View Record 106 Sqn Cr during Training Agra.
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-916 Flt Lt Lloyd Moses Sasoon +
Flt Lt Ram Netharam Advani +
Click to View Record Click to View Record JBCU Shotdown by Mirage III Sargodha Flt Lt R M Advani
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-923 Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Sandal +
Flt Lt Kushpal Singh Nanda +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 35 Sqn SD AAA Masroor.
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-960 Flt Lt Sudhir Kumar Goswami +
Flt Lt Shrikant Chandrakant Mahajan +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn AAA near Khushab Flt Lt S C Mahajan
09 Dec 71 Canberra B 66 F-1024 Flt Lt Ravindra Dhar Naithani +
Flt Lt Gerald Theophilus +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 5 Sqn Returning from Lodharan RS - Disorientation? 3 K.
15 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Brian Rupert Eric Wilson +
Flt Lt Rohinton Burjorji Mehta +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn SD AAA Dacca
29 Mar 72 Canberra B(I) 58 Wg Cdr Purnchandra Madhavrao Takle +
Sqn Ldr Suresh Chaubal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn MAC with Wingman over Gorakhpur. Wingman then S/L
13 Apr 74 Canberra Sqn Ldr Ghanshyam Das Sood +
Flt Lt Prakash Narain Mishra +
Click to View Record 35 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Dec 76 Canberra T 54 Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Tekchand Gehani +
Flt Lt Hemant Manohar Pandit +
JBCU
05 Oct 78 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Johnson Chacko
Flt Lt Siddhartha Chaudhary
Click to View Record 5 Sqn Possibly Repaired Hydraulic failure - belly landed on runway - full
01 Jul 81 Canberra B(I) 58
Gorakhpur, Cr during SE approach at night Cr k
24 Jan 83 Canberra T 54 Wg Cdr Dilip Kumar Ranchhoddas Asher +
Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 6 Sqn BL aircraft at Pune, AC burned Plt K Crew OK
23 Mar 83 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Baldeep Singh Jaspal +
Flt Lt Sarat Chandra Dixit +
6 Sqn 3 km from Lohegaon 2k P K Dixit Nav. From H K Sin
19 Mar 85 Canberra Fg Offr Santosh Kumar +
Fg Offr Prasan Kumar Mishra +
16 Sqn Cr after TO from Gorakhpur 10 km 2 killed
30 Oct 86 Canberra Wg Cdr Allandur Sulochanan Gurunathan
Click to View Record DNE. Canberra Trainer, night flight at Jaisalmer.
13 Aug 87 Canberra Sqn Ldr Gurtej Singh Chauhan +
Sqn Ldr Janardhanan Radhakrishnan +
6 Sqn Night time training sortie Pune
12 Apr 89 Canberra B 66 F-1020 Sqn Ldr Udai Sivram Soman +
Flt Lt Konur Chandran Vinod +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr Uralikanchan Pune 40 km fm Lohegaon
09 Jan 91 Canberra Sqn Ldr Subhash Mohan +
Wg Cdr David Devanbu +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 35 Sqn Cr Bhaderakhera Vill Wg Cdr Rao also killed. CoI c
19 Dec 05 Canberra PR 57 IP-990 Sqn Ldr Sanjeev Beri +
Flt Lt Anurag Sharma +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 106 Sqn Ac cr during Crashed during inbound turn to finals

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