IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1951 : 1 1961 : 1 1968 : 1 1970 : 1 1972 : 1 1997 : 1 1998 : 1 2000 : 1 2001 : 1 2002 : 1 2003 : 1 2005 : 1 2008 : 2 2010 : 1 2012 : 1
2016 : 1 2017 : 1

A total of 18 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
26 Apr 51 Auster Capt B Singh +
ARMY In Memoriam
25 Nov 61 Auster Capt Gurmit Singh +
Capt S P Sachar+
ARMY In Memoriam. Crashed Saturday - both pilots killed
05 Jan 68 Auster Capt Manmohan Singh Kent +
ARMY In Memoriam
14 Nov 70 Krishak Capt Sukhvinder Singh +
ARMY In Memoriam
06 Nov 72 Chetak Major Gill
Capt Ashok K Vasudev
ARMY Helicopter strayed into Minimarg across POK. Ac ro
14 Nov 97 Cheetah SA-315 Maj P K Aggarwal +
ARMY 4 k HC cr Tawang, DM and GOC 4 Div
19 Oct 98 Cheetah SA-315 Capt G D Singh +
ARMY Maj Shankaran too k in Army crash at Simla
12 Jun 00 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Cr Watlab, Maj Gen J S Mukherjee, Brig + 2 unhurt
30 Jan 01 Chetak Maj Sanjay Lochup +
ARMY Cr Sanjichhat Helipad Vaishnodevi 5 Army Men K
24 Jan 02 Cheetah SA-315 Maj A P S Mohal +
ARMY Capt Pramod Lal Killed. Leh Area
24 Jan 03 Cheetah SA-315 Maj K T Krishna
ARMY Cr Samastapura Vill 20km Baroda. Lt Col , Maj safe
18 Feb 05 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY Siachen
15 Aug 08 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1894 Maj Sunil Ganapathy +
Maj K E Padmanabhan +
ARMY airborne at 13.20 hours on 15.08.2008 for the oper
25 Nov 08 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Sachin Bhatia +
Maj K D Singh
ARMY Cr in River Ramganga near Barielly, Co-Pilot Maj K
18 Aug 10 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Nikhil Prakash +
Maj Rakesh Sharma +
ARMY Five km from Vishwema helipad, along the Nagaland-
23 May 12 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Chandrasekar Singh +
Maj Amit Mohindra
ARMY Crashed on the Siachen glacier after delivering su
30 Nov 16 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Sanjeev Latha +
Maj Arvind Bazala +
ARMY Cr10.30am at Sukna helipad. 3 killed
05 Sep 17 Dhruv
ARMY AL crashed at Tsogstalu helipad at 1330pm. GOC XIV

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