IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1952 : 1 1953 : 1 1959 : 1 1963 : 1 1970 : 2 1971 : 4 1982 : 1 1986 : 1 1994 : 1 1996 : 1 2006 : 1

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Apr 52 Spitfire XIX HS-701 Fg Offr Suraj Prakash Dutt
Click to View Record 101 Sqn U/C abnormal extension, BO safely, Chakeri
24 Nov 53 Spitfire XIX HS-693 Plt Offr Rudolph Joseph Hourigan
101 Sqn Stalled on approach to Palam Cat E
24 Jan 59 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Antony Leslie Hufton +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Aug 63 Vampire Fg Offr Harcharan Singh +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn In Memoriam
14 May 70 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Jagdish Chander Meedh +
101 Sqn outskirts of Village Chinkoi, about 53 Kms. South-
14 Oct 70 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Iqbal Singh +
101 Sqn "IQ" lost on a low level exercise
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 B-899 Flt Lt Jayant Rishi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO from Adampur. Ac dest.
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
14 Jul 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Kuldeep Singh Rawal +
Sqn Ldr Kidyur Sudhir +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Jun 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt Biswajit Nandy +
Flt Lt Rajinder Singh Bains +
101 Sqn Ambala AFB Cr Maheshnagar Cly 1 on Gd K. crashed d
18 Oct 94 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Pankaj Ahluwalia +
101 Sqn From Sirsa Cr
11 Feb 96 MiG-21 Fg Offr Gaurav Saxena +
101 Sqn Cr 910km from Bikaner Pt K. Dt could be 12-2-96
21 Mar 06 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr Pramod Kumar Chhikra +
Flt Lt Aniket Baliram Kolhe +
101 Sqn A trainer version of the MiG 21 fighter aircraft o

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