IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1971 : 1 1972 : 1 1973 : 2 1974 : 1 1975 : 2 1978 : 2 1980 : 2 1981 : 3 1982 : 3 1983 : 2 1984 : 3 1986 : 2 1987 : 3 1988 : 1 1989 : 2
1990 : 2 1991 : 1 1992 : 2 1993 : 1 1994 : 3 1995 : 3 1996 : 1 1998 : 1 1999 : 2 2000 : 1 2001 : 1 2002 : 2 2004 : 1 2005 : 1 2007 : 1
2008 : 1 2009 : 1 2018 : 1

A total of 56 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
20 Feb 71 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Chuhar Singh Kanwar +
Flt Cdt A D Mandke +
Click to View Record AFA
13 Sep 72 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ram Dayal Bishnoi +
Flt Lt Arjun Dev Arora +
AFA In Memoriam
08 Aug 73 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Venkatachalam Dhanushkodi +
AFA In Memoriam
03 Nov 73 Harvard T-6 IT-313 Flt Cdt Mrinal Kanti Devnath
AFA Cr L petalam village Medak
05 Sep 74 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Nitin Madhukar Gupte
Flt Cdt Arup Raha
Click to View Record Click to View Record AFA By Arup Raha. A circle marks out September 5 for
10 Oct 75 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt P Gopakumar Nair +
AFA Date given as 9/10 in In Memoriam
01 Nov 75 Kiran HJT-16 Lt G V Sarathi +
Flt Lt Anil Kumar Oberoi +
AFA In Memoriam
21 Mar 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Naresh Kumar Ahuja +
AFA In Memoriam
07 Apr 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Anjan Kumar Sen +
AFA In Memoriam
06 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ashok Kumar Dasgupta
Flt Cdt A K Singh
AFA Martin Baker List
19 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Mohan +
AFA MEDAK Papanapet
04 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr Siva Kumar Natarajan +
AFA In Memoriam
15 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt G M Dua
AFA Martin Baker List
01 Oct 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A Singh
AFA Martin Baker List Cdt A Singh
24 Feb 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Gupta +
AFA In Memoriam
28 Jul 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Chuducattil Koshy Varkey John +
AFA In Memoriam
04 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Martin Baker List
30 Mar 83 Kiran HJT-16 U-848 Flt Cdt Dharwarkar
AFA Cr Mylavaram Krishna Dist on a solo NAV flight
09 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Abhay Kumar +
Flt Cdt K M Nair +
AFA Mambapur vill MEDAK Flt Cdt K.M.Nair* Check Date i
21 Feb 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Raju Stephen
Flt Cdt Shankar Krishnamurthy
Click to View Record AFA The main finding was that the aircraft had failed
21 Mar 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Vinod Sivaraman
AFA Martin Baker List From Dundigal
12 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Avn Cdt A Tiwari +
AFA INavy
27 Mar 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S Mehta +
AFA Cr after TO fm Dundigal
22 Aug 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Vijaykumar Santoshkumar Sikdar +
Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao
AFA Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao Ejected Cr Bijleepore Vill
02 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Dhiraj Kumar Purkayastha +
Flt Lt Sameer Kalyan Kurane +
AFA Cr Turkalkhanpur Sreddy Dist F/L Khurana k
08 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt S Tyagi +
AFA Cr Narsapur on second solo flt
01 Nov 87 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Amar Jeet Singh Sandhu
Flt Cdt V Saxena
AFA Martin Baker List Flt Cdt V Saxena Eng Flame out
27 Sep 88 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S N Murthy
AFA Narsapore Pt BO Martin Baker List
10 May 89Unidentified T
AFA Cr Masaipet Village Medak Dist
16 Nov 89 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt Rajendra Vinayak Rao Kunte +
AFA Medak dist
06 Nov 90 Kiran HJT-16 Sub Lt S Surinder +
AFA Dundigal AFA Jinnaram Forests
01 Dec 90 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh
AFA Cr 5 km fm Narsapur
28 Mar 91 Deepak HPT-32 Sqn Ldr Nihal Singh +
Flt Cdt J S Rana +
AFA In Memoriam
05 Jan 92 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt M Sabharwal
AFA BO after engine oil leak near Dundigal AFA
11 Sep 92 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist
02 May 93 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt U B Umrani +
AFA Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed.
25 Feb 94 Kiran HJT-16 U-752
AFA Nosegear Collapse during Ldg at AFA acwo
19 Apr 94 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt P R Shendge +
AFA Bird hit after pull out over Banswada range Bidar.
29 Oct 94 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Dixit
AFA Martin Baker List
07 May 95 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Nandy +
Sqn Ldr Vinod G Koshy +
Click to View Record AFA Cr after TO from Kalaikunda 1k 1Ej
17 Aug 95 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt R S Prabhu +
AFA Cr after disorientation killing pilot
22 Sep 95 Deepak HPT-32 Sub Lt Diku Gogoi +
AFA In Memoriam
04 Nov 96 Kiran HJT-16 U-857
AFA got lost - ejected.
23 May 98 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ranadeep Chakarvarty +
AFA Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS
10 May 99 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt V B Deshmukh +
AFA Cr Reddykhanpur vill, Medak Dist. From Dundigal
01 Oct 99 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt S Agnihotri
AFA Bidar AFS Cr Ekalara Tanda Village
23 May 00 Kiran HJT-16 U-837 Sqn Ldr S Nema
AFA Cr Nittor Vill, TO Bidar AFS Both Pts BO
08 May 01 Kiran HJT-16 U-778 Flt Cdt Shishir Sukant
AFA Cr Daramanga Vill, RR Dist Pilot Baled out
25 Feb 02 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Lt Vineet Bhardwaj +
Sqn Ldr D K Suresh +
Click to View Record AFA Cr Dacharam Village Dundigal
21 Nov 02 Deepak HPT-32 X-3254 Flt Lt K S Reddy
Flt Cdt Srivastava
AFA Flt Cdt Srivastava BO Valvali vill nr Dundigal

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