IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1947 : 2 1948 : 1 1951 : 2 1952 : 1 1957 : 1 1959 : 1 1960 : 1 1969 : 1 1978 : 1 1982 : 1

A total of 12 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
27 Sep 47 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Satinder Lal Rikhye +
Fg Offr Harish Chandra Francis Mayadas +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr while landing at Palam. 5 Cr Killed. S/L RS San
31 Oct 47 Dakota C-47 MA-965 Flt Lt Clifford Joseph Mendoza +
Fg Offr Trevor Reginald Peters +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Pirpanjal killing some 20+ people. F/O US Th
21 Mar 48 Dakota C-47 VP-914 Wg Cdr Karori Lal Bhatia
Fg Offr Das
Click to View Record 12 Sqn w/o dam by arty fire Poonch airstrip
27 Aug 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-913 Fg Offr Ripu Daman Sahni
Click to View Record 12 Sqn ac ditched Wular Lake due to pt negligence.
06 Oct 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-920 Air Cmde Narendra +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Turkey - Malta Cyprus lost way. Seargent D's
22 Dec 52 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Hardev Singh Mangat +
Plt Offr Mohan Prasad Srivastava +
12 Sqn Khamar is Navigator, Sgt Krishanaswami - In Memori
08 May 57 Dakota C-47 HJ-918 Fg Offr Baldev Raj Jain +
Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Sodhi +
12 Sqn ac cr Pir Panjal in J& K. Nav P/O OP Soni (5093) K
23 Dec 59 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Janak Paul Abrol +
Flt Lt Prabhjot Singh +
12 Sqn In Memoriam - Flt Lt K N Natarajan VM 4724 killed.
19 Sep 60 Packet C-119 IK-459 Flt Lt Shive Krishen Chabra +
Flt Lt Ralph Derrick Fernandez +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Ac fl to Chushul Fg Offr M L Nanda (5465)*
30 Jun 69 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Chendira Cariapa Bopanna +
Fg Offr Fali Jal Irani +
12 Sqn Cr Burhere 27km from Agra 14 AF Killed/ Fg Offr Sa
02 Mar 78 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vipin Arora +
Sqn ldr Prakash Chander Anand +
12 Sqn F/L RL Tikku (12052) NAV, F/L Ashok Kumar (11974)
07 Feb 82 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narinder Singh Paintal +
Fg Offr Mahinder Pal Singh +
12 Sqn Jammu Malhar Hills 23 Killed

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