IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1973 : 1 1974 : 3 1975 : 2 1976 : 3 1977 : 1 1978 : 2 1979 : 1 1980 : 3 1981 : 3 1982 : 4 1983 : 6 1984 : 5 1985 : 1 1986 : 3 1987 : 3
1988 : 1 1989 : 1 1990 : 2 1992 : 4 1993 : 1 1994 : 4 1995 : 1 1996 : 1 1997 : 2 1998 : 1 1999 : 3 2000 : 1 2001 : 3 2003 : 1 2005 : 1
2006 : 1 2007 : 3 2009 : 1 2010 : 1 2011 : 1 2012 : 1 2014 : 1 2017 : 2 2018 : 1

A total of 80 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
08 Aug 73 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Venkatachalam Dhanushkodi +
AFA In Memoriam
20 Aug 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr T H Chowfin
Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
NAVY Martin Baker List Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
05 Sep 74 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Nitin Madhukar Gupte
Flt Cdt Arup Raha
Click to View Record Click to View Record AFA By Arup Raha. A circle marks out September 5 for
17 Dec 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
10 Oct 75 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt P Gopakumar Nair +
AFA Date given as 9/10 in In Memoriam
01 Nov 75 Kiran HJT-16 Lt G V Sarathi +
Flt Lt Anil Kumar Oberoi +
AFA In Memoriam
25 Mar 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A K Joshi
Martin Baker List
28 Sep 76 Kiran HJT-16 U-777 Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav +
Flt Lt Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record ASTE new manufactured aircraft and the HAL test pilots
25 Dec 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt R C Sharma
5 BRD Air test, aircraft did not recover from spin
18 May 77 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Poonia
Flt Lt Ramesh Bakshi
Click to View Record Click to View Record Martin Baker List
21 Mar 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Naresh Kumar Ahuja +
AFA In Memoriam
07 Apr 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Anjan Kumar Sen +
AFA In Memoriam
07 Jun 79 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr S P Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List Lt M S Marnik
06 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ashok Kumar Dasgupta
Flt Cdt A K Singh
AFA Martin Baker List
19 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Mohan +
AFA MEDAK Papanapet
18 Oct 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Kannady Vattakat Venugopal Menon +
Flt Lt Tadepalli Ram Kishore +
ASTE Cr while Landing at B'lore. Practicing for display
04 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr Siva Kumar Natarajan +
AFA In Memoriam
15 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt G M Dua
AFA Martin Baker List
01 Oct 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A Singh
AFA Martin Baker List Cdt A Singh
24 Feb 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Gupta +
AFA In Memoriam
28 Jul 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Chuducattil Koshy Varkey John +
AFA In Memoriam
04 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Anil Golani
AFA Martin Baker List
09 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16 IN-056 Lt M K Mishra +
NAVY - INA Cr in sea after TO from Dabolim Sub Lt T S Tomar
23 Jan 83 Kiran HJT-16
Hakimpet AFA - Zambian trainee and IAF Instr eject
29 Jan 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Amar Singh Ganpatrao Patil
Click to View Record Martin Baker List Lt G S Maneklala
30 Mar 83 Kiran HJT-16 U-848 Flt Cdt Dharwarkar
AFA Cr Mylavaram Krishna Dist on a solo NAV flight
07 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Jatinder Singh Dhillon
Click to View Record Cr Kottur Took off Sulur - Through the seat ejecti
09 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Abhay Kumar +
Flt Cdt K M Nair +
AFA Mambapur vill MEDAK Flt Cdt K.M.Nair* Check Date i
13 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt P Sharma
Lt N Singh
Martin Baker List
21 Feb 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Raju Stephen
Flt Cdt Shankar Krishnamurthy
Click to View Record AFA The main finding was that the aircraft had failed
21 Mar 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Vinod Sivaraman
AFA Martin Baker List From Dundigal
12 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Avn Cdt A Tiwari +
AFA INavy
20 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Lt N Singh
Martin Baker List
29 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Plt Offr Om Nirmal Kumar
FTW Ejected - Jamnagar range during Armament Practice
01 Mar 85 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ghanshyam Singh +
406 AFS Bi Bidar Cr on TO
27 Mar 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S Mehta +
AFA Cr after TO fm Dundigal
22 Aug 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Vijaykumar Santoshkumar Sikdar +
Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao
AFA Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao Ejected Cr Bijleepore Vill
16 Dec 86 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
Martin Baker List
02 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Dhiraj Kumar Purkayastha +
Flt Lt Sameer Kalyan Kurane +
AFA Cr Turkalkhanpur Sreddy Dist F/L Khurana k
08 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt S Tyagi +
AFA Cr Narsapur on second solo flt
01 Nov 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Amar Jeet Singh Sandhu
Flt Cdt V Saxena
AFA Martin Baker List Flt Cdt V Saxena Eng Flame out
27 Sep 88 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S N Murthy
AFA Narsapore Pt BO Martin Baker List
16 Nov 89 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt Rajendra Vinayak Rao Kunte +
AFA Medak dist
06 Nov 90 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt S Surinder +
AFA Dundigal AFA Jinnaram Forests
01 Dec 90 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh
AFA Cr 5 km fm Narsapur
13 Mar 92 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Vivek Jain
Flt Cdt S Choudhary
Click to View Record Martin Baker List . Name given as V Jain
23 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16
FIS Tambaram AFS Cr thiroppur Pts BO
29 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16 Wg Cdr S P Singh
Flt Lt Jayachandran Divakran Pillai
Chegalpatt Dist Alandur
11 Sep 92 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist
02 May 93 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt U B Umrani +
AFA Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed.

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