IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1969 : 2 1970 : 6 1971 : 19 1972 : 3 1973 : 2 1975 : 2 1976 : 3 1980 : 3 1981 : 2 1982 : 1 1985 : 2

A total of 45 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
27 Feb 69 Sukhoi-7U Wg Cdr Kshirode Krishna Sen
Flt Lt Rattan Lal Bamzai
Click to View Record Click to View Record At Bareilly. Flt Lt Bamzai 2nd pilot.
25 Sep 69 Sukhoi-7U U-872 Flt Lt Har Kishan Lal Saxena
Sqn Ldr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Cr after doing a roller take off from Barielly aft
17 Apr 70 Sukhoi-7U U-869
Fg Offr Velayudhan Gopa Kumar
26 Sqn Undershot during PFL.
02 May 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record
14 May 70 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Jagdish Chander Meedh +
101 Sqn outskirts of Village Chinkoi, about 53 Kms. South-
19 Aug 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Kochar +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
14 Oct 70 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Iqbal Singh +
101 Sqn "IQ" lost on a low level exercise
23 Nov 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record Aborted TO at Adampur, ac wrecked
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Satya Van Bhutani
Click to View Record 221 Sqn SD AA Fire over Tejgaon, Pilot POW.
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Melvinder Singh Grewal
Click to View Record 32 Sqn AAA Fire 1400 Hours at Shorkot
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Prem Nath Saxena
222 Sqn SA fire 1728 Hrs Ejected in Pak Terr - Suleimanke
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-907 Flt Lt Gurdeep Singh
Click to View Record 101 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Ramachandra Natu
108 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-849 Flt Lt Harvinder Singh +
Click to View Record 222 Sqn Shot down by F-6 near Risalawala.
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-899 Flt Lt Jayant Rishi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO from Adampur. Ac dest.
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-891 Sqn Ldr Dhirendra Singh Jafa
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA 1555 Hrs Lahore
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-839 Flt Lt Vinay Vasant Tambey +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD AAA Shorkot Base 1350 Hrs
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Jagdish Bhattacharya
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD 1225 Hrs. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-868 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD Pt EJ possibly by Mir III. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-854 Fg Offr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record 222 Sqn SD AAA 1025 Hrs Jassar Bridge Dera Baba Nanak
07 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-902 Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD F-6 over Chamb area
08 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-910 Flt Lt Ramesh Gulabrao Kadam +
Click to View Record TACDE Risalawala by F-6
09 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-860 Flt Lt Nagaswami Shankar +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD AAA NW of Amritsar.
10 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Zafarwal Area
10 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-798 Flt Lt Swadesh Kumar Chibber +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn SD AAA 0915 Hrs at Mandi Sadiqganj
11 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-780 Flt Lt Krishna Kumar Mohan +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD by F-86 Shakargarh
16 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-889 Flt Lt Tanmaya Singh Danadass +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Narowal RS
10 Feb 72 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Khajuria +
222 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Sukhoi at Halwar
12 Feb 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kamal Kumar Malhotra +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Mar 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed short of Adampur after fuel ran out
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shiv Kumar Bhan
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
24 Jan 75 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record Ejected after TO - Engine flameout
27 Aug 75 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shashi Kiron Macsuedon +
26 Sqn From Ambala
24 Jul 76 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Owen Joseph D'Sena +
Click to View Record TACDE Ac tech failure. Crashed immediately after take of
06 Sep 76 Sukhoi-7 Plt Offr Kanwal Naz +
26 Sqn From Ambala
11 Nov 76 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Stayendra Vikram Singh Gahlot
Ejected over Ambala. Engine Flameout Date Not Exat
20 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Arora +
Amritsar Tarn Tarn from Ambala
21 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Ramakrishnan Shankar +
From Ambala
23 Oct 80 Sukhoi-7 B-858 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record Bird Hit ejected ac cr in delhi
04 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 B-859 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record
11 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Gurwant Singh Gill +
32 Sqn In Memoriam
15 Nov 82 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record Cr Manmad after TO from Lohegan Pt BO
20 Mar 85 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Jagdeep Singh Narania +
222 Sqn Mid Air Collision Jamnagar
20 Mar 85 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Sudhir Kaul
222 Sqn Mid Air Collision Jamnagar

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