IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1976 : 31

A total of 31 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 76 HT-2 Flt Lt Yashwant Rao Rane
Flt Cdt Salaria
Click to View Record EFS DNE. Could not recover from a spin in an HT-2. Tol
03 Jan 76 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Harinder Pal Singh Jaggi +
Capt Jagan Nath Chandna
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
09 Jan 76 MiG-21 Fg Offr Munesh Kumar Gupta +
3 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Jan 76 Mil Mi-8 Z-1681
Cr near Oil Rig Haakon Magnus 5K off Bombay. 5 Pas
27 Jan 76 Gnat Flt Lt Subramaniamudaliar Muthukumaraswamy +
Click to View Record 22 Sqn Aileron reverted to Manual, cr on TO Hasimara
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Gulshan Kapur
108 Sqn MAC between Sqn Ldr G Kapur and K L Umesh - Sqn L
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Konda Lakshman Umesh +
108 Sqn MAC between Sqn Ldr G Kapur and K L Umesh - Sqn L
19 Feb 76 Gnat Plt Offr Shrish Sridhar Buit +
22 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Mar 76 Sea Hawk IN-241 Cdr P A Debrass
NAVY - INA Rolled off deck of INS Vikrant. Pt Ejected U/W
25 Mar 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A K Joshi
Martin Baker List
07 Apr 76 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Tejendra Singh Rathore
S K Sinha
OCU Khalid and S K Sinha ejected
10 Apr 76 Alize IN-205
NAVY - INA Ditched in sea, Crew rescued by Lt Cdr KDS Sandhu
21 Apr 76 Vampire T55 Lt V Ahuja
Sub Lt J Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
30 Apr 76 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narendra Nath Kaul +
Sqn Ldr Samuel Jaiwant Clive +
19 Sqn Nav F/L GS Chowdhary (9497) also killed
08 Jun 76 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Turab Ali +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Jun 76 Iskra TS-11 W-1762 Sqn Ldr Joseph Thomas
Click to View Record FTW flight test after FTW reported a number of delayed
23 Jul 76 HF-24 Marut Fg Offr Uday Shankar Gelli
10 Sqn Engine caught fire. Pilot Ejected
24 Jul 76 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Owen Joseph D'Sena +
Click to View Record TACDE Ac tech failure. Crashed immediately after take of
15 Aug 76 HF-24 Marut
Martin Baker List
06 Sep 76 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Kanwal Naz +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during an A&E check sortie
27 Sep 76 HT-2 Flt Lt Anil Chaturvedi +
Flt Cdt Natrajan +
EFS Instructor started spin at lower altitude - did no
28 Sep 76 Kiran HJT-16 U-777 Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav +
Sqn Ldr Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record ASTE new manufactured aircraft and the HAL test pilots
01 Oct 76 Alize IN-208 Lt Cdr P Kumar +
Lt P C Handa +
NAVY - INA Cr iin Sea off Goa - Lt J S Suhar k
06 Oct 76 HF-24 Marut D-1247 Flt Lt Samavedam Vera Raja Sekhar
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Ferry for AF day display. Ejected after inflight e
11 Oct 76 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Deshpal Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Aerobatics
11 Nov 76 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Stayendra Vikram Singh Gahlot
Click to View Record Ejected over Ambala. Engine Flameout Date Not Exat
12 Nov 76 Dakota C-47 BJ-922
15 Nov 76 Chetak Flt Lt Chandan Gupta +
Flt Lt Murthy
ASTE killed in crash - test pilot school. Date given as
26 Nov 76 Packet C-119
PTS Cr near Tumkur. Crew survived ac w/o
17 Dec 76 Canberra T 54 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Tekchand Gehani +
Flt Lt Hemant Manohar Pandit +
25 Dec 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt R C Sharma
5 BRD Air test, aircraft did not recover from spin

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