IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1979 : 15

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
13 Feb 79 HT-2 Flt Lt Jacob Palamootil Mathews +
Flt Cdt Sundaram Arul
EFS In Memoriam
22 Feb 79 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Anil Kumar Gauba +
Capt Lalit Bhatia
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
01 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Chattrashal Singh Rathore +
30 Sqn Died in Crash
05 Mar 79 Hunter Plt Offr Harjinder Singh Dheendsa +
OCU In Memoriam
26 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL C-762 Flt Lt Ashok Dharam Chibbar
Click to View Record 30 Sqn 1 vs 1 Practice Combat Sortie. Fire Warning and Sm
28 Mar 79 MiG-21 FLt LT Baby Sreedhar +
21 Sqn In Memoriam
01 May 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Manohar Pandurang Rane +
Flt Lt Madhusudan Sareen +
104 HS Cr 45 Km fm Halwara 4 CK
05 May 79 MiG-21 Flt Lt Tarit Kumar Sinha +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
31 May 79 MiG-21 FL
29 Sqn Ejected after a flypast
07 Jun 79 HS-748 H-2178 Wg Cdr Manohar Lal Sharma +
Sqn Ldr Gurcharan Singh Ghattahorha +
11 Sqn Cr at Leh 28 killed. F/L Arun kumar Sharma (12038)
07 Jun 79 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr S P Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List Lt M S Marnik
31 Jul 79Unidentified F
JAMNAGAR Lakhonwala
05 Sep 79 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Madhu Kashyap +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Cr 200 km Jodhpur at balora Pt K. Went into ground
22 Sep 79 HF-24 Marut IT D-1692 Sqn Ldr Sudhir Chander Batra
220 Sqn Ejected near Ozhar while ferrying a trainer from B
07 Nov 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Jose Jesus Da Conceicao E Souza +
Sqn Ldr Bansi Parmar
121 HU 2CK after HC cr Bombay High

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