IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1988 : 1 1998 : 1 1999 : 3 2001 : 1 2003 : 1 2019 : 1

A total of 8 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 May 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Nitish Balachandra Kadam +
51 Sqn 28 km fm Srinagar
07 Oct 98 MiG-21 Flt Lt Rakesh Kumar Kamboj +
51 Sqn Cr Niligrant Sonamarg Dist.
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis
51 Sqn Ejected Take Off from Srinagar AFB
18 Aug 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Gursimart Singh Dhindsa +
51 Sqn Cr on Take Off from Srinagar AFB
14 Sep 99 MiG-21 Fg Offr Rajnish Sisodia +
51 Sqn Cr Ushu Forests, Udhampur Gorakhpur
10 Apr 01 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Manish Khare
51 Sqn TO Srinagar, Cr S of Gulmarg
14 Jul 03 MiG-21 UM U-3284 Wg Cdr Rakesh Rastogi +
Flt Lt Ganesh Balakrishnan +
51 Sqn Cr 2230 Hrs Srinagar AF
27 Feb 19 MiG-21 Bison CU-2728
51 Sqn Aircombat with F-16. Hit by AMRAAM - Ejected and t

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