IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1966 : 18

A total of 18 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
15 Feb 66 Ouragan Fg Offr Manoj Kumar Banerjee +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
22 Feb 66 Ouragan Fg Offr Jaswant Singh Sidhu +
47 Sqn Hit ATC Tower Bujaur guwahati 3 Killed incl Pilot
28 Mar 66 Sea Hawk Lt Y M Bhide
NAVY - INA Ejected into sea - MB List
14 May 66 HT-2 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Aga +
PTE In Memoriam
03 Jun 66 Mil Mi-4 Fg Offr Chetan Swaroop Kataria
Plt Offr Tarsem Lal Bhardwaj
Click to View Record Click to View Record Crashed at Mokukchung . Just after T/O engine fail
17 Jun 66 HT-2 Flt Lt Panj Rattan Singh +
Flt Cdt Dangwal Mahipal Raje
PTE In Memoriam
30 Jun 66 Vampire Flt Cdt K Tarfa +
1 JTW Flight Cadet K. Tarfa of Nigerian Air Force was on
07 Jul 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Vasudev Rao Niranjangopal +
Plt Offr Pramesh Chandra Agarwal +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Aug 66 Gnat Flt Lt Uday Raghunath Potnis +
9 Sqn As the ac left the runway, the stbd drop tank fell
03 Sep 66 Otter DHC-3 Flt Lt Samuel Kunnapuzha George +
Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Puri +
41 Sqn Himalayan foothills 4k F/L I F Hussain, R K Sabhar
27 Sep 66 Sea Hawk Lt A Sinha
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
08 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Fg Offr Rajan Onkar Ban +
Fg Offr Surrinder Singh Sehgal +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn In Memoriam
13 Oct 66 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Nirmal Kumar Bhasin
Martin Baker List
13 Oct 66 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Y S Rao
Martin Baker List
06 Nov 66 Caribou DHC-4 BM-779 Wg Cdr Vishnu Pratap Singh Chauhan
Fg Offr Devi Singh
33 Sqn Crew survived. Crew Wg Cdr V P S Chauhan, Fg Offr
09 Nov 66 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr Norman Foster Watts
Sqn Ldr Tekkidath Vijayan Nair Vijayan
4 Sqn Cr L in Chandigarh. S/L Vijayan injured DNE
15 Dec 66 Ouragan Flt Lt Girja Shankar Narain +
29 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Dec 66 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Arbinder Singh
1 JTW crashed over the paddy fields at Jagdevpur (Hyder

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