IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1963 : 2 1965 : 4 1966 : 1 1968 : 3 1969 : 2 1970 : 5 1971 : 11 1972 : 8 1973 : 5 1974 : 4 1975 : 5 1976 : 5 1977 : 2 1978 : 2 1979 : 6
1980 : 3 1981 : 2 1982 : 9 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 5 1986 : 7 1987 : 4 1988 : 13 1989 : 9 1990 : 6 1991 : 8 1992 : 7 1993 : 6 1994 : 12
1995 : 3 1996 : 8 1997 : 6 1998 : 9 1999 : 16 2000 : 9 2001 : 12 2002 : 12 2003 : 4 2004 : 2 2005 : 4 2006 : 3 2007 : 2 2008 : 4 2009 : 3
2010 : 2 2011 : 7 2012 : 1 2013 : 2 2014 : 3 2015 : 2 2016 : 2 2018 : 2 2019 : 3

A total of 280 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-819 Sqn Ldr Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-820 Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F
12 Aug 65 MiG-21 PF Flt Lt Norbert Joseph Misquitta
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Overran runway into overshoot uc collapse ac wo
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 PF BC-823 Wg Cdr Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 F BC-818 Sqn Ldr Surendra Kumar Mehra
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Adampur by B-57 Pilot Safe
06 Sep 65 MiG-21 PF BC-824 Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86
09 Nov 66 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr Norman Foster Watts
Sqn Ldr Tekkidath Vijayan Nair Vijayan
4 Sqn Cr L in Chandigarh. S/L Vijayan injured DNE
29 Jan 68 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Sudesh Kumar Dahar +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr after Flypast - Went into cloud - Disoriented
29 Mar 68 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Alfred Antony Almedia +
1 Sqn Killed on AA Missile sortie
19 Apr 68 MiG-21 U U-460 J P Singh
Flt Lt Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Possibly Repaired DeadStick Landing after engine failed on approach.
24 Sep 69 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Singh +
29 Sqn In Memoriam. Crashed during a tail chase sortie
27 Sep 69 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Manickam Karthigeyan +
8 Sqn Aborted takeoff. Went thru boundary wall crashed
23 Jan 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Biri Singh
Crashed near Delhi after Republic Day Flypast reha
25 Feb 70 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Sivasankaran Premachandran Nair +
28 Sqn Cr near Tezpur
10 Mar 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Kenneth Anthony D'Souza +
28 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Nov 70 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr P Purushothama Dass +
Click to View Record 47 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Nov 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Mohan Vinayak Gore +
28 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Mar 71 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ajit Bhavnani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn DNE. LL Sortie, Bird Hit
04 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-762 Sqn Ldr Teshter Jall Master
Click to View Record TCTDS Possibly Repaired Nose gear collapse on landing at Amritsar. Ac Dama
05 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-764 Flt Lt Harish Sinhji
Click to View Record 29 Sqn SD AAA 1530 Hrs Suliemanke
06 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL
4 Sqn AAA fire damage, ran out of fuel. Gauhati
08 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Denzil Joseph Keelor
Click to View Record 45 Sqn SD AAA
11 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-1107 Flt Lt Ashok Balwant Dhavle +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD by another MiG-21 Adampur
12 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Kanwer Jit Singh Gill
28 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected on way to Agartala
12 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-603 Fg Offr Prakash Kumar Sahu +
Click to View Record 47 Sqn Undershot runway at Palam.
13 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-705 Wg Cdr Harsern Singh Gill +
Click to View Record 47 Sqn SD AAA near Badin
17 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-716 Flt Lt Tejwant Singh
Click to View Record 29 Sqn SD by F-86 over Pasrur
21 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Manoj Kumar +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Feb 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Jasbir Singh Mann +
30 Sqn In Memoriam
30 Mar 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Deepak Dugal +
45 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Apr 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Birdhit over Hindon
19 Apr 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Tanjore Krishnamurthy Ramachandran +
8 Sqn Ejected but killed. about 42 miles north of Poona
25 Nov 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Cr after TO from Pune
01 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
3 Sqn Bird HIt - Pilot nickname was 'Oz' ejected DNE
04 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Atma Singh Grewal +
28 Sqn Cr after TO at Tezpur
12 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
01 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL
DNE departed flt in 1vs1 Aircombat - Pilot killed
16 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Balinder Singh Sandhu +
47 Sqn Killed in accident Srinagar
30 May 73 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Dalbir Singh Sawhney +
3 Sqn Mushed into ground during ACM (meerut)
01 Aug 73 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Jasjit Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn DNE - Bird hit at Hindon, Ejected
18 Oct 73 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
18 Mar 74 MiG-21 U U-459 Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Verma
Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Click to View Record Click to View Record TACDE Possibly Repaired FL after engine flameout on takeoff.. Ac possibly
01 Jun 74 MiG-21 MF Fg Offr Anil Thapar
7 Sqn Ejected after Flameout at Chandigarh, DNE
03 Jun 74 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Krishna Kumar Pandalal +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
30 Jul 74 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ramaswamy Rajendran +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
25 Feb 75 MiG-21 U U-666 Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Flt Lt S G Bose
Click to View Record 3 Sqn AC caught fire, Both Pilots ejected
08 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Partha Das Gupta +
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Eng Flmae out Bird Hit on TO Tezpur. Ejected but k
11 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Tekkidath Vijayan Nair Vijayan +
3 Sqn MACW MiG Killed
11 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Mohammad Raza Shirazi
Click to View Record 3 Sqn MACW MiG Ejected
30 Sep 75 MiG-21 FL
29 Sqn Birdhit - DNE

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.