IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1951 : 2 1953 : 1 1954 : 2 1956 : 3 1957 : 2 1960 : 2 1961 : 1 1964 : 2 1965 : 4 1973 : 1 1977 : 1 1981 : 1 1986 : 2 1987 : 1 1988 : 1
1989 : 2 1991 : 1 1994 : 1 2000 : 1 2015 : 1 2017 : 1 2019 : 1

A total of 34 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
05 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Radharaman Nandi +
2 Sqn No Details 51 PC
20 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bhagwant Singh Mangat +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
29 Jul 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-996 Plt Offr Krishnaswamy Rangachari
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL 1.5 m NW of Meerut after getting lost
25 Jun 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Madan Mohan Gadihoke +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
02 Dec 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Anand Singh Giri +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Failed to pull up during bombing run at Kharindwa
07 Sep 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Gursaran Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 2 Sqn TO from Ambala Cr L in field injured
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Sqn Ldr Roopanagunta Vishnu Bhaskar Bhardwaj +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Narendra Mohan Misra +
2 Sqn In Memoriam. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of 2 Sqn took a
09 Apr 57 Ouragan Fg Offr Maharaj Krishan Mehta +
2 Sqn
17 Jul 57 Ouragan Plt Offr Anant Kumar Mukherji +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
28 Jun 60 Ouragan Plt Offr Seshagiri Ramchandra Kamat +
2 Sqn 1 vs 1 combat. Spun into ground
20 Sep 60 Ouragan Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Jain +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Disoriented from clouds and went into ground
17 May 61 Ouragan IC-870 Fg Offr Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ej in flat spin over halwara
15 Apr 64 Gnat IE-1217 Fg Offr Malcolm Jal Commissariat +
2 Sqn
07 Oct 64 Gnat IE-1230 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Kaushal +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn
12 May 65 Gnat IE-1204
2 Sqn Ac overshot runway Pilot ejected acwo
04 Aug 65 Gnat Fg Offr Jatinderjit Singh Bhatti +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
13 Sep 65 Gnat Flt Lt Arvind Kale
2 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 Ejected near Katron
14 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1206 Sqn Ldr Narinder Kumar Malik +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed into Ground during egress.
03 Apr 73 Gnat E-1061 Flt Lt Ajit Keshav Agtey
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Left undercarraige failure to deploy after practic
13 Aug 77 Gnat IE-1246 Fg Offr Pradeep Kumar Sahu +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Oct 81 Gnat E-1220 Plt Offr Rana
2 Sqn wo ac n heavy landing in KKD
26 Feb 86 Ajeet E-1965 Air Cmde Tapas Kumar Sen
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flameout DDK Range. The CoI f
30 Sep 86 Ajeet Fg Offr P Venkatarao +
2 Sqn ac lifted off prematurely, flipped on to his back
09 Jan 87 Ajeet
2 Sqn DNE Ac Rolling to right on finals -Ejt KKD
01 Mar 88 Ajeet Fg Offr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flamed out
15 Apr 89 Ajeet E-1960 Lt Uday Kumar Sondhi
2 Sqn Cr L a/c in unpopulated area Got SC
11 May 89 Ajeet E-1966 Fg Offr Sanjay Shivraj +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Kalaikunda - Cr during formation flying
10 Sep 91 MiG-27 M Fg Offr H R S Sarma
2 Sqn G-LOC during ACM - Spin- Ejection
15 Jan 94 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Vijay Kumar +
2 Sqn HashimaraAFS Cr 80km away caused due to disorienta
12 Jun 00 MiG-27 M TS-638 Sqn Ldr Ameet Indukumar Joshi
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Cr in House Midnapore Dist, Fm KKD. A MiG-27 IAF a
19 May 15 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI SB-137
2 Sqn Cr Laokhowa Tezpur 1230Hrs
23 May 17 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Flt Lt Achudev Sahadevan +
Sqn Ldr Divesh Pankaj +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed in Dense forests, CFIT, pilots did not eje
08 Aug 19 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI
2 Sqn

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