IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1954 : 1 1967 : 1 1970 : 1 1974 : 2 1976 : 1 1979 : 1 1981 : 1 1982 : 1 1983 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 1 1986 : 3 1987 : 1 1989 : 2 1990 : 2
1991 : 1 1999 : 1 2001 : 1 2003 : 1 2005 : 4 2006 : 1 2007 : 1 2009 : 1 2010 : 1 2012 : 1 2013 : 1 2014 : 1 2015 : 1 2018 : 1 2019 : 1

A total of 38 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 54 Whirlwind S-55C IZ-649 Lt Kutty Menon
Lt Wadhwan
NAVY Possibly Repaired Ditched in Ernakulam canal Cochin on loan to Navy.
11 May 67 Vampire T55 Lt R S Sodhi
Lt Antony Carlier
NAVY Martin Baker List
08 May 70 Vampire T55 Cdr S Chopra
Sub Lt B Hothi
NAVY Martin Baker List - Ejected over Sea off INS Hans
20 Aug 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr T H Chowfin
Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
NAVY Martin Baker List Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
17 Dec 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
21 Apr 76 Vampire T55 Lt V Ahuja
Sub Lt J Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
07 Jun 79 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr S P Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List Lt M S Marnik
01 Feb 81 Sea King Lt Cdr Subodh Vasudeo Purohit
NAVY Ditched in sea 1730 Hrs 160m from Cochin
04 Aug 82Unidentified HC
NAVY Crashlanded at Taimanichak . Pilot and crew had mi
18 Jun 83 Sea King IN-506 Lt Cdr V K Ojha +
NAVY Cr in Sea off Cochin 2 Killed
25 Aug 84 Kamov Ka-28 Lt R C Majumdar +
Lt S K Sinha +
NAVY Cr in Sea 50 km from Calicut 5killed Lt SK Sinha k
17 May 85 BN2 Defender IN-134 Flt Lt S G Pynumtill +
NAVY Cochin NAS cr iduki dist.
17 Jan 86 Sea King IN-508 Cdr Dhillon
NAVY 3 killed 45 km off Cohchin
02 Aug 86 Chetak Lt Cdr Inderjit Saini +
NAVY Vizag INAS cr Simhachalam Hills
07 Aug 86 BN2 Defender IN-131
NAVY Lost off Cochin Coast
09 Dec 87 BN2 Defender IN-132 Lt Cdr R Datta
NAVY Ditched in Sea off cochin Crew Safe Eng failure
30 Mar 89 Deepak HPT-32 IN-034 Lt Cdr Syam Sunder
NAVY Cr on landing
31 May 89 Chetak Lt Chandrakumar +
NAVY Wirestrike at Rameshwaram 5 Killed
25 May 90 Sea King IN-551 Cdr S K Chaudary +
NAVY Cr in Sea 8 miles off Bombay 4 killed
28 Jul 90 Chetak
NAVY Kochi
16 Aug 91 Chetak Lt N M Shaik +
NAVY Cr fm Mangalore 4 Killed
08 Dec 99 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr Sanjay Chitnis
NAVY INS Dega, Cr Vzg Rly Lines
19 Sep 01 Kamov Ka-28 Cdr A K Vaideeswaran +
Lt Cdr S K Suresh +
NAVY Missing in Sea from INAS Hansa
26 Mar 03 Sea King IN-525 Lt R Ludra
NAVY Ditched in sea off mumbai or goa, crew rescued
21 Feb 05 Chetak
NAVY Visakhapatnam
06 May 05 Chetak IN-493 Lt Cdr D Poddar +
Sub Lt M Bhaskaran +
NAVY Sub Lt M Bhaskaran and Div VR Karla k - nr Chennai
19 Aug 05 Kamov Ka-28 Lt Cdr O Sherawat +
Cdr Ravindranath +
NAVY Cr NE of Belgaum 4k 1surv 1 missing
07 Sep 05 Chetak
NAVY No details
11 Nov 06 BN2 Defender IN-135 Lt Cdr T G S Bedi
NAVY FL in field at Kochi
28 Feb 07 Sea King IN-521 Tarafdar
NAVY Cr L in sea shallow waters mumbai
25 Mar 09 Kamov Ka-28 Cdr Divesh Khurana
Lt Cdr Prashant
NAVY ditched 22M from Goa. Lt Gaurav safe.
02 Jun 10 Chetak IN-468 Lt Cdr Hritikesh
Lt Cdr Tushar Sharma
NAVY On Routine training sortie crashed into the river
15 Oct 12 Chetak IN-405 Lt Cdr D Singh
Lt Rahul
NAVY Crashed at INS Hansa Naval airbase, Dabolim Airpor
05 Mar 13 Chetak IN-440 Cdr Krishna Kumar
NAVY Cr 10m in sea off INS Dega, Visakhapatnam
18 Sep 14 Chetak
NAVY Hardlanding at Uran village near mumbai, crew inju
25 Mar 15 Dornier Do-228 Cdr Nikhil Joshi
Lt Abhinav Nagori +
NAVY 2 officers killed in ditching. Lt Kiran Shekawat k
03 Jan 18 MiG-29K
NAVY An Indian Navy MiG 29K aircraft operating from Nav
15 Apr 19 Chetak
NAVY DNE. As per reports, the helicopter developed tech

Pages 1

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.