IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1966 : 1 1969 : 2 1970 : 1 1971 : 1 1972 : 1 1984 : 1 1987 : 1 1989 : 1 1991 : 1 1992 : 1 1993 : 1

A total of 12 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
07 Jul 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Vasudev Rao Niranjangopal +
Plt Offr Pramesh Chandra Agarwal +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
25 Sep 69 Sukhoi-7U U-872 Flt Lt Har Kishan Lal Saxena
Sqn Ldr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Cr after doing a roller take off from Barielly aft
03 Oct 69 Hunter Fg Offr Vijayshekhran Balraj +
221 Sqn In Memoriam Squadron does not match type
19 Aug 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Kochar +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Satya Van Bhutani
Click to View Record 221 Sqn SD AA Fire over Tejgaon, Pilot POW.
12 Feb 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kamal Kumar Malhotra +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Dec 84 MiG-23 BN SM-239 Flt Lt Avtar Singh
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Engine Failure (Possible Bird Hit)
20 Feb 87 MiG-23 Flt LT Rachamadugu Raghu +
Click to View Record 221 Sqn In Memoriam
15 Jun 89 MiG-23 UM Sqn Ldr Deepak Chaudhuri +
Sqn Ldr Archel Joseph Thomas +
221 Sqn Cr during night sortie
21 Oct 91 MiG-23 BN SM-278
221 Sqn Ejected Pokhran after ac caught fire
03 Apr 92 MiG-23 BN
221 Sqn Pukdari Vill Pali dist Jodhpr AFS pt bo. Engine fa
08 Sep 93 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Rajgopal Ravindranath +
221 Sqn Cr near Halwara (SK Range) due to disorientation

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