IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1971 : 100

A total of 100 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Feb 71 Sea Hawk Lt M Bhada
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
12 Feb 71 Mil Mi-4 Flt Lt Bakhtawar Singh Khera +
Fg Offr Moti Lal Chadha +
111 HU In Memoriam
13 Feb 71 Vampire FB52 IB-802 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Gupta
Click to View Record FTW Baled out of Vampire - Stuck undercarriage. full
20 Feb 71 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Chuhar Singh Kanwar +
Flt Cdt A D Mandke +
Click to View Record AFA
25 Feb 71 Gnat E-297 Fg Offr Subhaa Chandra Borpatra Gohain +
22 Sqn Crash landed during a CAP Sortie
01 Mar 71 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ajit Bhavnani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn DNE. LL Sortie, Bird Hit
01 Mar 71 Gnat Fg Offr James Arun Benjamin
Click to View Record 24 sqn Engine issue and seizure on Base leg. Pilot touch
04 Mar 71 HF-24 Marut BD-863 Flt Lt Sushil Agnihotri
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Cr at SK Range; Pilot got lost and Ejected
13 Mar 71 Gnat IE-1240 Sqn Ldr Kotikalapudh Sriharikrishna Rao +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Hunter. Then Wg
17 Mar 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jatinder Pal Singh Talwar
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
19 Apr 71 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Suresh Ramniklal Kapadia +
31 Sqn
13 May 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jayant Kumar Mahajan +
In Memoriam
16 Jun 71Unidentified F Flt Lt Harinder Pal Singh Shergill
Click to View Record CrL fighter at Poona after ferry from JDP
22 Jun 71 Gnat E-282 Wg Cdr Dwijendra Lal Dhar +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Jul 71 Sea Hawk Lt T K Pal
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
27 Jul 71 HF-24 Marut BD-850 Wg Cdr Jagat Kishore Mohlah +
Click to View Record HAL aircraft belonging to the IAF which was sent to HA
12 Aug 71C-46 Commando C Flt Lt Ranjit Barooah +
Fg Offr Surendra Pal Singh Rathee +
ARC In Memoriam
16 Aug 71 Antonov An-12 BL-918 Wg Cdr Ajit Kumar Bhattacharjee +
Sqn Ldr Birendra Datt Dangwal +
Click to View Record 44 Sqn Cr Ahmednagar Pune 11 Killed. Nav S/L P Handa (530
16 Aug 71 Hunter Fg Offr Inderjeet Bhutani +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Aug 71 Dakota C-47 BJ-923 Wg Cdr Manohar Lal Behl
Flt Lt Kamal Kumar Jotwani
Click to View Record Click to View Record Nav: Fg.Offr. D.V.K. Singh Signaller: Flt. Lt. Swa
01 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1104 Fg Offr Dinshaw Feroze Nanavati +
23 Sqn Cr at Pathankot on Landing Approach due to hydraul
24 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1045 Wg Cdr Amar Jit Singh Sandhu +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Night flying sortie
11 Nov 71 Hunter Fg Offr Arun Vishnu Bakre +
17 Sqn Cr after takeoff when controls reverted to 'manual
13 Nov 71Unidentified UI Flt Lt Arun Kumar Moursund +
In Memoriam
21 Nov 71 HF-24 Marut D-1206 Sqn Ldr Arun Keshav Sapre +
Click to View Record ASTE Cr during Gun trials at Kutch
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Satya Van Bhutani
Click to View Record 221 Sqn SD AA Fire over Tejgaon, Pilot POW.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-252 Sqn Ldr Amalendu Bhushan Samanta +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-287 Sqn Ldr Surendranath Kedarnath Gupta
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base at Baghdogra
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kanwal Deep Mehra
14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kailash Nath Bajpai
Click to View Record 27 Sqn AAA Fire CrL at Base at Jammu
04 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-762 Sqn Ldr Teshter Jall Master
Click to View Record TCTDS Possibly Repaired Nose gear collapse on landing at Amritsar. Ac Dama
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Melvinder Singh Grewal
Click to View Record 32 Sqn AAA Fire 1400 Hours at Shorkot
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-295 Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD AAA at Lal Munir Hat .Cr in Indian Territory
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Prem Nath Saxena
222 Sqn SA fire 1728 Hrs Ejected in Pak Terr - Suleimanke
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-907 Flt Lt Gurdeep Singh
Click to View Record 101 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-266 Flt Lt Shrikrishna Gajanan Khonde +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Ramachandra Natu
108 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-849 Flt Lt Harvinder Singh +
Click to View Record 222 Sqn Shot down by F-6 near Risalawala.
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-899 Flt Lt Jayant Rishi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO from Adampur. Ac dest.
04 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut D-1193 Flt Lt Pradip Vinayak Apte +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn AAA Dharnaro RS Nayachor
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kenneth Charles Tremenheere
Click to View Record 14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-479 Fg Offr Vidyadhar Shankarrao Chati
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Mianwali
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-462 Flt Lt Kotteiezath Puthiyavettil Muralidharan +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Peshawar
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-490 Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Murid Airbase
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-916 Flt Lt Lloyd Moses Sasoon +
Flt Lt Ram Netharam Advani +
Click to View Record Click to View Record JBCU Shotdown by Mirage III Sargodha Flt Lt R M Advani
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-923 Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Sandal +
Flt Lt Kushpal Singh Nanda +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 35 Sqn SD AAA Masroor.
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-960 Flt Lt Sudhir Kumar Goswami +
Flt Lt Shrikant Chandrakant Mahajan +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn AAA near Khushab Flt Lt S C Mahajan
05 Dec 71 Chetak
Fg Offr Satyavolu Sri Ramarao
114 HU SD by F-86, 5 KM SW of Srinagar
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-891 Sqn Ldr Dhirendra Singh Jafa
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA 1555 Hrs Lahore
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-1014 Sqn Ldr Jal Maniksha Mistry +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn SD MirageIIIs

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