IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1953 : 1 1965 : 1 1971 : 2 1978 : 1 1985 : 1 2001 : 1 2003 : 1 2004 : 3 2007 : 1 2014 : 1

A total of 13 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
27 Aug 53 Liberator B-24 Flt Lt Alfred Eric Wilfred Paul +
Fg Offr Bikash Kumar Ghosh +
5 Sqn Blew up Near Pune 9k. S/L NK Sarkar (2859) k
21 Sep 65 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-970 Flt Lt Manmohan Lowe
Flt Lt Kewal Krishan Kapur +
5 Sqn Shotdown by F-104.
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-960 Flt Lt Sudhir Kumar Goswami +
Flt Lt Shrikant Chandrakant Mahajan +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn AAA near Khushab Flt Lt S C Mahajan
09 Dec 71 Canberra B 66 F-1024 Flt Lt Ravindra Dhar Naithani +
Flt Lt Gerald Theophilus +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 5 Sqn Returning from Lodharan RS - Disorientation? 3 K.
05 Oct 78 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Johnson Chacko
Flt Lt Siddhartha Chaudhary
Click to View Record 5 Sqn Possibly Repaired Hydraulic failure - belly landed on runway - full
27 Feb 85 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr Gajraj Singh +
5 Sqn Jaitsar Vill Jaipur . From Ambala. disorientation
25 Oct 01 Jaguar IS
5 Sqn Cr HP near Meerut. Pt Ejected. The pilot inadverte
28 Jan 03 Jaguar IS Wg Cdr Priyanath Mukhopadhyay +
5 Sqn Cr near Bikaner Range Plt Killed
02 Apr 04 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Mayank Mayur +
5 Sqn MAC in bad weather - hit by another Jag
02 Apr 04 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Gagan Oberoi +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn MAC bad weather J and K. hit another jag
07 May 04 Jaguar IS JS-148
5 Sqn Cr TO from Ambala Pt Ejct -
18 Jan 07 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Ronald Kevin Serrao +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn TO from Bikaner ac blew up in mid air
22 Jan 14 Jaguar JT-067
5 Sqn Crashed on approach during a routine night sortee.

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