IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1971 : 2 1973 : 1 1980 : 2 1986 : 1 1987 : 1 1992 : 2 1996 : 1 2004 : 1 2010 : 1

A total of 12 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Jun 71 Gnat E-282 Wg Cdr Dwijendra Lal Dhar +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn In Memoriam
14 Dec 71 Gnat E-257 Fg Offr Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn SD by F-86 Srinagar 0750 Hrs
30 Oct 73 Gnat Flt Lt Derek Joseph Daly +
18 Sqn In Memoriam
29 Oct 80 Ajeet Wg Cdr Kamal Khanna
Click to View Record 18 Sqn Martin Baker List Srinagar 55 km at Bandipura
29 Dec 80 Ajeet E-1970 Flt Lt Govindan Gunasekhar
18 Sqn Srinagar Achhigam Martin Baker List
21 Feb 86 Ajeet E-2021 Sqn Ldr Yashwant Rao Rane
Click to View Record 18 Sqn AFS Sulur Cr Appaniknopalli Martin Baker List
11 Sep 87 Ajeet E-1082 Flt Lt Ramdurai Krishna Murthy +
18 Sqn Jamnagar
13 Feb 92 MiG-23 UB MS-3031 Sqn Ldr Chetan Prakash Yadav
Flt Lt Divesh Rai Auplish
Click to View Record 18 Sqn An IF sortie with Sqn Ldr CP Yadav in front cockpi
05 Aug 92 MiG-27 M TS-544 Sqn Ldr Ranjit Singh Bhatti
18 Sqn Pilot ejected after ac caught fire overhead
09 Feb 96 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Azhar Zakarya +
18 Sqn Cr Bird Hit Bikaner Area Pt Killed
19 May 04 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Ajit Sinha +
18 Sqn Sortie Hashimara Baghdogra - cr 15km away
24 Sep 10 MiG-27 M TS-579
18 Sqn fell into the Keleghai river in East Midnapore’s

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