IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1965 : 1 1966 : 1 1968 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1975 : 1 1977 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 1 1990 : 1 1991 : 1 1996 : 1 1999 : 1

A total of 17 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
19 Sep 65 Gnat Fg Offr Vijay Mayadev
9 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
18 Aug 66 Gnat Flt Lt Uday Raghunath Potnis +
9 Sqn As the ac left the runway, the stbd drop tank fell
05 Oct 68 Gnat E-260 Fg Offr Kapoor Singh Dalal +
9 Sqn Cr near Phillaur. Reported control difficulties, c
21 Aug 70 Gnat E-1035 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Johal +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during Trg Sortie from Halwara
13 Mar 71 Gnat IE-1240 Sqn Ldr Kotikalapudh Sriharikrishna Rao +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Hunter. Then Wg
07 Dec 71 Gnat IE-1075 Fg Offr Manmohan Singh +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Cr at Amritsar on a ferry flight. Lost Ground
10 Jan 75 Gnat E-1050 Fg Offr Ashok Toshkani +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Collinded with a HF-24 after landing . Gnat which
27 Jan 77 Gnat E-1037 Fg Offr Chander Shekhar +
9 Sqn Did not pull out from a R/P live dive and crashed
20 Aug 77 Gnat E-300 Flt Lt Anjum Nabi Azmi
9 Sqn Severe Lateral rocking, a/c went out of control, E
04 May 82 Gnat E-1991 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn Possibly Repaired Experienced Brake failure. Arrestor barrier came u
19 Jan 83 Ajeet E-2012 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn U/C Lever stuck and could not be lowered. Ejected
09 Feb 84 Ajeet E-1993 Fg Offr Arun Kumar Sinha
9 Sqn PIO during T/O. Crashed after being airborne. Jump
30 Jul 85 Ajeet Sqn Ldr Madhusudhan Banerjee
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Ejected after T/O
01 Mar 90 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Perumal Venkatswamy Lavanya
9 Sqn Flameout, relight failed. Ejected, Cr on Meerut Hi
17 Jul 91 MiG-27 M TS-539
9 Sqn Ac caught fire before takeoff, write off
08 Aug 96 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Badrinath Dharwar +
9 Sqn Over SK Range
27 May 99 MiG-27 M
9 Sqn Engine Flame out Kargil Sector Pt Ejected

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