IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1974 : 2 1976 : 1 1978 : 1 1979 : 1 1980 : 1 1981 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 1 1987 : 2 1988 : 2 1989 : 2 1990 : 2 1994 : 2 1997 : 2 1998 : 2
1999 : 1 2000 : 6 2002 : 2 2003 : 1 2004 : 3 2005 : 2 2006 : 1 2007 : 2 2008 : 2 2010 : 2 2011 : 1 2012 : 1 2014 : 1 2015 : 1 2016 : 2
2018 : 1

A total of 52 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
07 Apr 74 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
20 Oct 74 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 2 A Helicopter cr due to water in fuel
03 Jan 76 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
03 Nov 78 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Anil Kumar Dogra +
Sqn Ldr Manohar Lal Monga +
114 HU Op Meghdoot, Crashed 15 Miles SW of Leh
22 Feb 79 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
14 Aug 80 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 2 A Cr Poonch 4 Cr K
20 Feb 81 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1882
ARMY - 7 A At Patiala Flying Club - 4k
19 Apr 84 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Malkiat Singh Bains
Cr L 600m S of Bilafond La
31 Mar 85 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Ajjampur Chandrashakher +
Sqn Ldr Sonam Wangdi +
142 SSS Fl Cr Eastern Sector 2 Killed
17 Jun 87 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Indrjitsinh Dansinh Gohil +
Fg Offr Praveen Sharma +
131 FAC Fl Cr in R Chenab 160 km fm jammu
30 Oct 87 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 662 Capt GK Dhani also killed , Siachen Glacier
25 Feb 88 Cheetah SA-315
Cr at Siachen just short of Helipad,
10 May 88 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 663 Cr at Sonam Helipad - 1 k - exceeded AUW
01 Jan 89 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Harindu Kumar Bajaj +
Cr Banhilal Pass 3 K Not in In Memoriam
26 Feb 89 Cheetah SA-315 Wg Cdr Chekuri Mohan Rao +
117 HU Cr Baralachla Pass - victims evac by 132FAC
14 Jul 90 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 662 5 Killed Rajauri incl 1 Maj Gen
26 Nov 90 Cheetah SA-315 Fg Offr Madan J Ghatge +
Fg Offr Vivek Naresh +
114 HU Op Meghdoot
27 Jul 94 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1912
114 HU cr Khardungla. Power Settling, over loading. Write
21 Sep 94 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 659 cr in N Sikkim 4 Killed incl 1 Maj Gen
02 Jul 97 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Rajeev Juyal +
Flt Lt Vipin Kumar Agarwal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 114 HU SD Siachen Glacier
14 Nov 97 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY 4 k HC cr Tawang, DM and GOC 4 Div
14 Aug 98 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1441
Fg Offr Nitin Anil Welde
Click to View Record 114 HU engine failure at an altitude of 17800 ft. helico
19 Oct 98 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Maj Shankaran too k in Army crash at Simla
04 Aug 99 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Farhat Samiullah Siddiqui +
Flt Lt Sanjay Kumar Pandey +
117 HU Cr in Himachal while on a rescue mission 2 K
17 May 00 Cheetah SA-315
Cr Suraj Tal, HP
17 May 00 Cheetah SA-315 Wg Cdr Chandra Singh +
Click to View Record 117 HU Cr Barachla Pass, Lahaul Spiti
12 Jun 00 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Cr Watlab, Maj Gen J S Mukherjee, Brig + 2 unhurt
02 Jul 00 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Sameer Riaz Kagdi +
Flt Lt Siddharth Puranik +
Click to View Record 114 HU Cr Ladakh, 2 K incl 1 ITBP offr,
27 Sep 00 Cheetah SA-315
Kwang Village Lahaul Spiti 3 injured
03 Oct 00 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt V Krishnamurthy +
114 HU Crashed Siachen Glacier
24 Jan 02 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Capt Pramod Lal Killed. Leh Area
16 Aug 02 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Bharadwaj +
Flt Lt Maheesh Trikha +
Click to View Record 114 HU Cr Siachen - Flt Lt A M Trikha killed
24 Jan 03 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Cr Samastapura Vill 20km Baroda. Lt Col , Maj safe
22 Apr 04 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Atul Tripathi +
Click to View Record 132 Sqn Cr 40k fm Uri F/L R K Sharma Injured
29 Oct 04 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 29 Cr 7km from Mannapass, Uttaranchal. 1 MG,1 LTC k
30 Dec 04 Cheetah SA-315
142 SSS Fl TO Hashimara Cr Damdim Tea Estate
18 Feb 05 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Siachen
19 Oct 05 Cheetah SA-315
No details
29 Sep 06 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - AAC Cr near Gandhinagar near Nasik 3k
11 Apr 07 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Shantanu Basu +
Flt Lt Amit Sharma +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 114 HU overshoot landing pad and cr into ravine. The heli
24 May 07 Cheetah SA-315 Z-3322
ARMY - 661 Maj Puneet Karol k - wirestrike at Kinnaur HP
15 Aug 08 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1894
ARMY airborne at 13.20 hours on 15.08.2008 for the oper
25 Nov 08 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Cr in River Ramganga near Barielly, Co-Pilot Maj K
18 Aug 10 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Five km from Vishwema helipad, along the Nagaland-
08 Nov 10 Cheetah SA-315
Cr Saltaro Ridge, Siachen Glacier
02 Feb 11 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - AAC Crashed in the Jai Bhavani Nagar area, Nasik 2 k
23 May 12 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Crashed on the Siachen glacier after delivering su
01 Oct 14 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 39 Tail rotor failure during Op Iron Fist
02 Feb 15 Cheetah SA-315 Z-3155
Cr 3 Corps area, Aborted take off and crashed.
11 Mar 16 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1883
CrL Maili village, Hoshiarpur Dist.

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