IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1973 : 25

A total of 25 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Raghavachari
FTW Possibly Repaired CrLanded outside Hyd. Pt OK with injuries. DNE. Fo
03 Feb 73 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Paul Simon Javaranjan +
Fg Offr Anuj Kumar Aga +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn LumLa, Lilabari
07 Feb 73 Chetak Flt Lt Mahadev Prabhakar Lagu +
Fg Offr Chandragupta Jinendra Narade +
114 HU In Memoriam - 3rd Pssnger A N S Ranawat 12221
27 Feb 73 Hunter Fg Offr K Singh
Martin Baker List
01 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL
DNE departed flt in 1vs1 Aircombat - Pilot killed
16 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Balinder Singh Sandhu +
47 Sqn Killed in accident Srinagar
27 Mar 73 Hunter Flt Lt Surender Kumar Chopra
Martin Baker List
03 Apr 73 Gnat E-1061 Flt Lt Ajit Keshav Agtey
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Left undercarraige failure to deploy after practic
19 Apr 73 Vampire Flt Cdt V S Gahlaut +
FTW In Memoriam
01 May 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Om Narayan Arha
FTW DNE. He had grinding noise from the engine. Got in
30 May 73 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Dalbir Singh Sawhney +
3 Sqn Mushed into ground during ACM (meerut)
23 Jul 73 Hunter F56 BA-324 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Sofat
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ejected after Eng Fail during Approach KKD
01 Aug 73 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Jasjit Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn DNE - Bird hit at Hindon, Ejected
07 Aug 73 Dakota C-47 HJ-916 Fg Offr Harinder Pal Singh Gill +
Flt Lt Shailendra Kumar Singh +
11 Sqn Cr at Bakshi Ka Talab
08 Aug 73 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Venkatachalam Dhanushkodi +
AFA In Memoriam
16 Aug 73 Chetak Flt Lt Ravi Kant Verma +
Flt Lt Subhash Kumar Arora +
Click to View Record 115 HU PMO of EAC was also killed
23 Aug 73 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Ajitkumar Baburao Kadam +
1 BRD Martin Baker List
23 Aug 73 Hunter Plt Offr Parminder Singh Trehan +
OCU In Memoriam
29 Aug 73 Vampire T55 BY-402 Flt Lt Jasminder Singh Kahlon
Fg Offr S Ghosh
FTW ejection due to engine failure soon after take off
11 Oct 73 Gnat IE-1218 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Menrai +
21 Sqn No details
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shiv Kumar Bhan
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
18 Oct 73 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
30 Oct 73 Gnat Flt Lt Derek Joseph Daly +
18 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Nov 73 Harvard T-6 IT-313 Flt Cdt Mrinal Kanti Devnath
AFA Cr L petalam village Medak

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