IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1963 : 1 1964 : 1 1971 : 2 1972 : 1 1973 : 2 1976 : 1 1979 : 2 1980 : 1 1982 : 1 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 1 1986 : 2 1988 : 1 1989 : 1
1990 : 1 1991 : 2 1992 : 1 1997 : 1 2001 : 1 2002 : 1 2003 : 1 2005 : 4 2008 : 1 2010 : 2 2011 : 1 2012 : 1 2013 : 1 2014 : 1 2017 : 1
2018 : 2 2019 : 1

A total of 43 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Nov 63 Chetak Flt Lt Satnam Singh Sodhi +
AVM Erlic Wilmot Pinto +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 107 HU Cr at poonch 6 killed incl 4 Generals
01 Jun 64 Chetak Plt Offr Sujit Kumar Palit
114 HU Near Khardungla Pass DNE
05 Dec 71 Chetak
Fg Offr Satyavolu Sri Ramarao
114 HU SD by F-86, 5 KM SW of Srinagar
11 Dec 71 Chetak Z-366 Flt Lt Kharlti Lal Bajaj +
114 HU Hit Power Lines at Pt 7573 in Kashmir
06 Nov 72 Chetak Major Gill
Capt Ashok K Vasudev
ARMY Helicopter strayed into Minimarg across POK. Ac ro
07 Feb 73 Chetak Flt Lt Mahadev Prabhakar Lagu +
Fg Offr Chandragupta Jinendra Narade +
114 HU In Memoriam - 3rd Pssnger A N S Ranawat 12221
16 Aug 73 Chetak Flt Lt Ravi Kant Verma +
Flt Lt Subhash Kumar Arora +
Click to View Record 115 HU PMO of EAC was also killed
15 Nov 76 Chetak Flt Lt Chandan Gupta +
Flt Lt Murthy
ASTE killed in crash - test pilot school. Date given as
01 May 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Manohar Pandurang Rane +
Flt Lt Madhusudan Sareen +
104 HS Cr 45 Km fm Halwara 4 CK
07 Nov 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Jose Jesus Da Conceicao E Souza +
Sqn Ldr Bansi Parmar
121 HU 2CK after HC cr Bombay High
06 Oct 80 Chetak Capt S Venkataramani +
Plt Offr Sudhir Kaul +
HTS In Memoriam
29 Dec 82 Chetak Wg Cdr Yoginder Prakash +
Fg Offr Shivender Singh +
142 SSS Fl Cr Gangtok 5 Killed incl 1 Gp Capt. Wg Cdr KS Chee
04 Mar 83 Chetak Lt Col Panni Korema Madhavan +
Capt D K Malhotra
ARMY - 17 In Memoriam
19 Apr 83 Chetak 116 HU Flt Lt Ganapathy Sarma Padam Kumar +
Plt Offr Dharambir Singh Hooda +
Cr at Manali Both Pilots Froze to Death P/O DS Hoo
25 Aug 84 Chetak Fg Offr Manbir Singh Chahal +
Plt Offr Digvijay Singh +
104 HS Cr in bad weather near Solan - Maj Gen OS Bhandari
30 Dec 85 Chetak Fg Offr Ajit Gopal Twade +
Fg Offr Pravin Kumar Yadav +
117 HU Cr 15 km fm Silchar 2 Killed
02 Aug 86 Chetak Lt Cdr Inderjit Saini +
NAVY Vizag INAS cr Simhachalam Hills
15 Sep 86 Chetak Capt Syam Sunder +
Capt R Sibal
ARMY - 7 A Cr in chara vill Patiala 2 killed
08 Jun 88 Chetak Fg Offr Jatinder Singh +
Sqn Ldr Surendra Kumar Dogra +
131 FAC Fl Cr after Wirestrike Hamirput HP 4 K. Fg Offr Sanje
31 May 89 Chetak Lt Chandrakumar +
NAVY Wirestrike at Rameshwaram 5 Killed
28 Jul 90 Chetak
NAVY Kochi
26 Jul 91 Chetak
Panchami Vill 60 km fm Jammu 6 Killed
16 Aug 91 Chetak Lt N M Shaik +
NAVY Cr fm Mangalore 4 Killed
08 Dec 92 Chetak Fg Offr Sanjay Mishra +
Fg Offr Anil Awasthi +
Gadra Rd Barmer Dist 1 IAF and 4 Army off K
14 Dec 97 Chetak Sqn Ldr Balakrishan T +
Fg Offr Jaspreet Singh Bindra +
131 FAC Fl Cr jogewala Raj 4 k incl
30 Jan 01 Chetak Maj Sanjay Lochup +
ARMY Cr Sanjichhat Helipad Vaishnodevi 5 Army Men K
12 Apr 02 Chetak
HE(A) RSQ
31 Jul 03 Chetak Flt Lt Vinayak Narayanan +
Capt Avinash Sharma +
HTS hc cr 35km from Hakimpet
01 Feb 05 Chetak
Jamnagar
21 Feb 05 Chetak
NAVY Visakhapatnam
06 May 05 Chetak IN-493 Lt Cdr D Poddar +
Sub Lt M Bhaskaran +
NAVY Sub Lt M Bhaskaran and Div VR Karla k - nr Chennai
07 Sep 05 Chetak
NAVY No details
22 Jan 08 Chetak
Coast Guar Cr in Bob off Little Andaman , from Port Blair
02 Jun 10 Chetak IN-468 Lt Cdr Hritikesh
Lt Cdr Tushar Sharma
NAVY On Routine training sortie crashed into the river
11 Sep 10 Chetak Z-1417 Sqn Ldr Gaurav Kumar Verma +
Flt Lt Sankalp Tewari +
142 SSS Fl 3k Tech Naresh Kumar . Chetak helicopter after tak
13 May 11 Chetak VT-EQL Capt Bal + (PHHL)
Dy Cdt Vivek Choudhary +
BSF Crashed Rajasthan Sirohi Dist, Fatehpur Village, M
15 Oct 12 Chetak IN-405 Lt Cdr D Singh
Lt Rahul
NAVY Crashed at INS Hansa Naval airbase, Dabolim Airpor
05 Mar 13 Chetak IN-440 Cdr Krishna Kumar
NAVY Cr 10m in sea off INS Dega, Visakhapatnam
18 Sep 14 Chetak
NAVY Hardlanding at Uran village near mumbai, crew inju
15 Mar 17 Chetak Z-1006
Crash landed Bamrauli. Landed on uneven ground and
10 Mar 18 Chetak CG-803 Cmdt Balwinder Singh
Asst Cmdt Penny Chaudhary +
Coast Guar Indian Coast Guard helicopter that made a hard lan
01 Oct 18 Chetak IN-442
NAVY - INA Tamil Nadu: Chetak CH442 crashes during a training
15 Apr 19 Chetak
NAVY DNE. As per reports, the helicopter developed tech

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