IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1961 : 1 1962 : 1 1963 : 2 1967 : 2 1971 : 1 1973 : 1 1974 : 2 1992 : 1 2000 : 1 2009 : 1 2019 : 1

A total of 14 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 May 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Balkrishan Desoares
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr at Rhimkhim at 17010 Feet. Nav RK Gupta(5303).
03 Feb 62 Dakota C-47 HJ-883 Sqn Ldr Sunil Kumar Chopra
Flt Lt Viney Kapila
Click to View Record Click to View Record 43 Sqn FL riverbed at Pulwama ACWO. From AVM Kapil Kak :
03 Jun 63 Dakota C-47 FLt Lt Priya Dev Kaura +
Plt Offr Vijaya Pal Singh Garcha +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr near Agra 5 killed, Bad Weather. Nav P/O S Seth
22 Nov 63 Dakota C-47 HJ-237 Fg Offr Sarbjit Singh Sidhu +
Plt Offr Divakar Gupta +
43 Sqn Cr in Kashmir 8 Killed, Banihal Pass
27 Jul 67 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Shrinivas Prahlad Desai +
Fg Offr Udai Shantaram Shrudkar +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Crashed in mouint terrain at 10700 ft. Nav F/O SL
31 Aug 67 Dakota C-47
43 Sqn VEMN to VEJT NEFA
17 Dec 71 Dakota C-47 BJ-622 Flt Lt Joaquim D'Souza +
Fg Offr Satyabrata Nandi +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 43 Sqn Accident at Machuka NEFA Cr of 5 k. 10 k including
03 Feb 73 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Paul Simon Javaranjan +
Fg Offr Anuj Kumar Aga +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn LumLa, Lilabari
22 Feb 74 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Jagdish Kumar Malik
43 Sqn Pakke, NEFA
07 Sep 74 Dakota C-47 BJ-920 Flt Lt Vijendra Rao +
Flt Lt Bhupendra Madholal Parikh +
43 Sqn
25 Mar 92 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Dilip Vilhal Ghatnekar +
Flt Lt Bhasker Ekambaram +
43 Sqn flew into a hill in N’Land in bad weather. Rajy
23 Feb 00 Antonov An-32 K-2690
43 Sqn Cr Vijaynagar ALG - s/n as seen by reporters
09 Jun 09 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Giteshjit Singh Butalia +
Flt Lt Varun Kumar +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn 13k ac crashed at Tato village, Arunachal
03 Jun 19 Antonov An-32 KA-2752
Wg Cdr Ganta Mahendra Charles +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Airborne from Jorhat crashed near Payum/TATO (Arun

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