IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1957 : 4 1960 : 2 1961 : 1 1962 : 1 1963 : 1 1964 : 1 1965 : 2 1969 : 2 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1972 : 1 1975 : 1 1981 : 1 1984 : 1 1986 : 1
1999 : 1 2001 : 2 2002 : 1 2011 : 1

A total of 27 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
12 Apr 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Mohan Lal Suri +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Crashed during a rejoin from a Close formation sor
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vishwa Nath Mehra +
23 Sqn Mid Air collision with S D Shukla
12 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Soma Datta Shukla +
23 Sqn Mid air collision with V N Mehra
22 Aug 57 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Bishambernath Purshotamlal Madan +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Killed during rejoin
19 Mar 60 Gnat IE-1070 Sqn Ldr Subramaniam Raghavendran
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Engine failure Pilot ejected near Kanpur
09 Nov 60 Gnat IE-1102 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Mehta +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Bird hit and Engine Flame out in Landing at Palam
08 Sep 61 Gnat IE-1111 Flt Lt Thomas Andrew Kenneth Taylor
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Pilot Ejected ac cr - Eng flame out at Ambala
17 Jan 62 Gnat IE-1073 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Singh +
23 Sqn Happened as part of the flypast practice for 1963
05 Jan 63 Gnat IE-1103 Flt Lt Prithpal Singh Gill +
23 Sqn Pilot Killed in Crash at Ambala
07 Sep 64 Gnat IE-1207 Flt Lt Dinesh Chandra Badia
Click to View Record 23 Sqn The two Gnats were is close formation when they co
03 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1083 Sqn Ldr Brijpal Singh Sikand
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Forcelanded at Pasrur. Aircraft retained by Pak
06 Sep 65 Gnat IE-1112 Fg Offr Mohan Murdeshwar
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Strafed on ground Pathankot by F-86 Pilot Safe
30 Jul 69 Gnat IE-1109 Flt Lt Sukhdarshan Singh +
23 Sqn MAC. Wg Cdr Rajeshwar Singh, leader of the 4 ac fo
30 Jul 69 Gnat E-248 Fg Offr Paramjit Singh Nanra +
23 Sqn MAC. Wg Cdr Rajeshwar Singh, leader of the 4 ac fo
21 Jan 70 Gnat IE-1100 Fg Offr Raghuvendra Mohan Mahajan +
23 Sqn Ferry from Adampur to Pathankot
01 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1104 Fg Offr Dinshaw Feroze Nanavati +
23 Sqn Cr at Pathankot on Landing Approach due to hydraul
24 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1045 Wg Cdr Amar Jit Singh Sandhu +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Night flying sortie
25 Apr 72 Gnat E-1076 Fg Offr Ved Prakash Vadra
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Possibly Repaired Undercarraige failure - Belly landed aircraft on r
14 May 75 Gnat E-308 Fg Offr Harmohinder Singh Billing +
23 Sqn premature takeoff at Hindon
09 Feb 81 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Sanjeeva Sahay
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Eng flame out on approach to Halwara - ejected
25 Sep 84 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Sunil Mehta +
23 Sqn Sulvad Vill Rajkot dist Jamnagar. Prev UI
21 Jul 86 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ashwini Kumar Agarwal +
23 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Mar 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Rakesh Gupta +
23 Sqn Tolewala Bridge Sangrur Pt Ejected
06 May 01 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Ajay Sharma +
23 Sqn Cr during Ex Pvijay Rajasthan
17 Sep 01 MiG-21 Bis C-2071 Flt Lt Abhijeet Anil Gadgil +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Cr TO from Suratgarh, Bikaner 2010 Hrs
03 May 02 MiG-21 Bis C-2797 Flt Lt S K Nayak
23 Sqn Ejected over Jallandhar City - Eight on Ground k
08 Aug 11 MiG-21 Bison CU-2089
23 Sqn Cat III HE(A) + TD(A)

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