IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1954 : 1 1958 : 2 1962 : 2 1967 : 1 1971 : 3 1972 : 3 1982 : 1 1986 : 1 1988 : 1 1996 : 1 1999 : 1 2009 : 1

A total of 18 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Oct 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Tarun Kanti Bhattacharjee +
17 Sqn Adampur
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-212 Flt Lt Bhagat Hari Inder Singh
17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
29 Mar 58 Hunter F56 BA-216 Flt Lt Arya Bhushan Lamba
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC during Aerobatics Practice Pilot ejected Palam
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kamal Swarup Vohra
17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona-Jamnagar Pt Ejected Injured
15 Mar 62 Hunter F56 BA-359 Flt Lt Kalpathy Annanthakrishna Hariharan
Click to View Record 17 Sqn MAC with Hunter Poona - Jamnagar Ejected
10 Mar 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Shailendra Nath Bajpai +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Nov 71 Hunter Fg Offr Arun Vishnu Bakre +
17 Sqn Cr after takeoff when controls reverted to 'manual
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Lawrence Herery Dixon
17 Sqn SD AAA Lal Munir Hat. Pt Ejected Rescued
10 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Rajesh Lal
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Dest in Crashlanding at Cooch Behar Airfield
26 Apr 72 Hunter F56 Wg Cdr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda +
17 Sqn Ac cr after Aileron Failure
06 Jun 72 Hunter Fg Offr Roop Rattan Dhami +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Dec 72 Hunter Fg Offr Kalash Chandar Arora +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Jan 82 MiG-21
17 Sqn DNE Pilot ejected during night at Gidharbha Road
27 Aug 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt John Devadawson +
17 Sqn Awantipur AFB Cr Anantnag Dist
08 Nov 88 MiG-21 Bis C-2798 Sqn Ldr Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Cr Delhi Nazafgarh during flypast 4 k on ground
12 Feb 96 MiG-21 M Gp Capt Vinod Kumar Verma
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Stn Cdr 34 Wg Bhatinda. he ejected from a Mig - 21
27 May 99 MiG-21 M C-1539 Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja +
Click to View Record 17 Sqn SD by Pak Army Anza Missile in Kargil Ops
10 Sep 09 MiG-21 M C-1641 Flt Lt Manu Akhouri +
17 Sqn crashed near Bhalaiana village in Muktsar distric

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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.