IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1955 : 1 1958 : 1 1965 : 5 1967 : 1 1971 : 1 1972 : 1 1985 : 1 1990 : 2 1991 : 1 1994 : 1 1995 : 1 1996 : 1 1999 : 1 2005 : 1 2011 : 1

A total of 20 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
05 Jul 55 Liberator B-24 Flt Lt Neile Co'Brooke Wordsworth +
Flt Lt Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal +
16 Sqn Cr at hillock at Pune. 5 crew killed. Nav F/L HG S
05 Feb 58 Liberator B-24 HE-842 Flt Lt Devindra Kochar +
Fg Offr Shashikumar Dattatatray Jadhav +
16 Sqn Cr at Sulur 10 crew killed Navs P/O Ak Ghosh (5210
10 Jul 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Bal Raj Pathania +
Fg Offr Balchandra Laxmikant Dharmadhikari +
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Date incorrect in IM
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-918 Wg Cdr Peter Maynard Wilson
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Raghunath Kashinath Karve
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
07 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 - -
16 Sqn Dest on ground Kalaikunda by F-86
27 Sep 67 Canberra B(I) 58 Flt Lt Rajan Dhall +
Flt Lt Ichettira Ganpathi Belliappa +
16 Sqn
15 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Brian Rupert Eric Wilson +
Flt Lt Rohinton Burjorji Mehta +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn SD AAA Dacca
29 Mar 72 Canberra B(I) 58 Wg Cdr Purnchandra Madhavrao Takle +
Sqn Ldr Suresh Chaubal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn MAC with Wingman over Gorakhpur. Wingman then S/L
19 Mar 85 Canberra Fg Offr Santosh Kumar +
Fg Offr Prasan Kumar Mishra +
16 Sqn Cr after TO from Gorakhpur 10 km 2 killed
01 Aug 90 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Ajay Kumar Bugnait
16 Sqn MAC with Jag Gorakhpur. Ejected Safely
01 Aug 90 Jaguar IS
16 Sqn MAC with Jag Gorakhpur. Ejected Safely
25 Aug 91 Jaguar IS Fg Offr Rana +
16 Sqn Gorakhpur AFB Pilot Killed Check Pilot and report.
01 Jun 94 Jaguar IB
16 Sqn DNE Cr Gorakhpur. Pilot kept box in rear cockpit
25 Jun 95 Jaguar IS JS-161 Flt Lt Sanjai Chauhan
Click to View Record 16 Sqn Cr while landing at Gorakhpur after Tailchute dep
16 Feb 96 Jaguar IS JS-167 Flt Lt Navneet Raina
16 Sqn Flight test after an engine mod. Crashed 10 mins a
01 May 99 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Rishabh Agrawal
16 Sqn DNE. Happened 1998-99. Barrier impact. Pilot walke
11 May 05 Jaguar IS JS-204 Flt Lt Amit Singh +
16 Sqn Cr after TO from Gorakhpur CFIT?
04 Aug 11 Jaguar IS JS-197 Flt Lt Siddharth Pandey +
16 Sqn Training exercise. Crashed in a field near Dilahi

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.