IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1958 : 5 1959 : 4 1960 : 3 1961 : 2 1962 : 4 1963 : 1 1964 : 5 1965 : 18 1966 : 1 1967 : 7 1968 : 2 1969 : 4 1970 : 3 1971 : 25 1972 : 5
1973 : 4 1974 : 1 1975 : 4 1976 : 1 1978 : 3 1979 : 1 1980 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 2 1988 : 5 1989 : 1 1990 : 1 1991 : 1

A total of 119 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-212 Flt Lt Bhagat Hari Inder Singh
17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-216 Flt Lt Arya Bhushan Lamba
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
14 May 58 Hunter F56 BA-215
No details - need verification
04 Jun 58 Hunter F56 BA-226 Fg Offr Rono Gupta
Cr 30 mi E of Ambala. Caught fire in flight betwee
23 Nov 58 Hunter F56 BA-265 Flt Sgt Laurence Howard Jones (RAF) +
The aircraft was being ferried from U.K. to India
23 Sep 59 Hunter F56 BA-251 Flt Lt A K Ghosh
Engine failure Plt Ejected -MB list 4820. The. pi
23 Oct 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rishi Raj Kumar +
20 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
06 Nov 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Sethi +
In Memoriam. A Hunter aircraft crashed near Poona
19 Nov 59 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Baljit Pal Singh +
27 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
29 Jun 60 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Ravinder Nath Gupta +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Oct 60 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kanwar Parbrham Singh +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
09 Nov 60 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Carl Peter Ireland +
20 Sqn Killed in Night sortie near Jaipur. only one l.A.F
19 Jan 61 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Karan Sher Singh Kalsia +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine flame out after TO from Jamnagar
04 Aug 61 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Ranbir Singh Rana
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kamal Swarup Vohra
17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona-Jamnagar Pt Ejected Injured
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 BA-359 Flt Lt Kalpathy Annanthakrishna Hariharan
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona - Jamnagar Ejected
24 Apr 62 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Arvind Kumar Janmejai +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
27 Sep 62 Hunter F56 BA-220 Fg Offr Arjun Runganadhan
27 Sqn Ejected after getting lost
03 Dec 63 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Cheema +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
17 Feb 64 Hunter 9 Flt Lt Prabhala Gopinath Rao +
RAF - 299 229OCU Chivenor - Crashed into EC
22 Jun 64 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Parikshit Sardari Lall +
20 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
18 Sep 64 Hunter F56 BA-345 Fg Offr K S Sahwney
14 Sqn Engine flameout - Pt Ejected Date 15-30 Sep
13 Nov 64 Hunter T66 Fg Offr Derrick Oscar Roach +
Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Sarin +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 37 Sqn Aerobatics at LL - Jorhat
20 Nov 64 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rusi Dinshaw Chinoy +
37 Sqn Cr during airtest before ferry at Pune-Mumbai.
09 Feb 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Desmond Joseph D'Silva +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn In Memoriam
25 May 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Vincent Pais
Martin Baker List
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Ajit Kumar Rawley +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Hit ground during Aircombat with F-86 at Tarn Tarn
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-289 Fg Offr Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-251 Fg Offr Adi Rustom Ghandhi
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-330 Sqn Ldr Onkar Nath Kacker
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Booster Pump Failure Ejected near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Sureshchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Jagdev Singh Brar +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
08 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mahendra Vir Singh
7 Sqn Shotdown ground fire near Lahore. Pt POW
09 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-236 Fg Offr Gurbux Singh Ahuja +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Mid Air Collision with Hunter flown by SK Sharma (
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
Dest on ground at Jamnagar by B-57
15 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-207 Flt Lt Thapen Kumar Chaudhary +
27 Sqn Birdhit on TO from Halwara - Ejected
16 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Farokh Dara Bunsha +
20 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 in aircombat at Halwara
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Deba Prasad Chatterjee +
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt S K Sharma
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
22 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kodendera Cariappa Cariappa
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Shotdown by AA fire Lahore
13 Oct 66 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Nirmal Kumar Bhasin
Martin Baker List
11 Jan 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mukund Sridhar Upadhyaya +
20 Sqn crashed in a Hunter during a 4 ac flypast practice
03 Mar 67 Hunter F56 Plt Offr Paramjeet Singh Sekhon +
Click to View Record In Memoriam
10 Mar 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Shailendra Nath Bajpai +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Sep 67 Hunter T66 Sqn Ldr Pritam Singh +
Flt Lt Ashis Kumar Banerji +
ATW Unauthorised LL aerobatics
05 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mohinderjit Singh Singha
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
08 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Inder Radhakishen Batra +
7 Sqn two Hunters of 7 Sqn during a formation take-off a
13 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Balakrishnan Swaminathan +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn Hydraulic Failure after TO

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