IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1978 : 15

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
18 Feb 78 Iskra TS-11 Plt Offr Gunbir Singh Chhabra +
FTW In Memoriam
02 Mar 78 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vipin Arora +
Sqn ldr Prakash Chander Anand +
12 Sqn S/L RL Tikku (12052). F/L Ashok Kumar (11974) also
06 Mar 78 HT-2 Capt S K Sharma +
EFS In Memoriam
18 Mar 78 Hunter Fg Offr Nur Ul Amin Saharia +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Mar 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Naresh Kumar Ahuja +
AFA In Memoriam
07 Apr 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Anjan Kumar Sen +
AFA In Memoriam
08 Jul 78 HF-24 Marut D-1276 Sqn Ldr Joginder Singh Kapoor +
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Jodhpur
22 Jul 78 Hunter Flt Lt Tejbir Singh Chadha +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 78 MiG-21 Gp Capt Ramanathan Sundaresan +
Click to View Record Mid Air Collision with Mig at Pathankot.
08 Aug 78 Gnat E-1047 Sqn Ldr Romesh Chand Nanda +
22 Sqn Cr into Barrier abandoned TO at Baghdogra
05 Oct 78 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Johnson Chacko
Flt Lt Siddhartha Chaudhary
Click to View Record 5 Sqn Possibly Repaired Hydraulic failure - belly landed on runway - full
20 Oct 78 MiG-21 Flt Lt Gopal Krishnan +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Nov 78 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Anil Kumar Dogra +
Sqn Ldr Manohar Lal Monga +
114 HU Op Meghdoot, Crashed 15 Miles SW of Leh
03 Nov 78 Hunter Plt Offr P Kumar
Martin Baker List
19 Nov 78 Antonov An-12 L-650 Flt Lt Anand Mohan Singh Tanwar +
Sqn Ldr Gur Swaroop Sinha +
44 Sqn Cr at Leh airport. S/L harminder Singh (10620) als

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