IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1988 : 36

A total of 36 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
11 Jan 88 MiG-21 FL C-770 Flt Lt Anil Raj +
MOFTU 10 km from Tezpur
08 Feb 88 Antonov An-32 K-2713
Written off in landing - wreck remained for a few
10 Feb 88 MiG-21
Cr 20 km from Lucknow
15 Feb 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bijendra Singh Panwar +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
25 Feb 88 Cheetah SA-315
Cr at Siachen just short of Helipad,
01 Mar 88 Ajeet Fg Offr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flamed out
02 Mar 88Unidentified F
Nal Rajasthan
08 Mar 88 Antonov An-12 L-2174 Wg Cdr Avtar Singh +
Wg Cdr Nambi Rangachari +
Click to View Record ARC ARC Charbatiya Cr after TO 9 crew 8 on G K. Wg Cdr
16 Mar 88 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Bhaskar Jyoti Adiyta +
29 Sqn Rajkot cr in field Pt Killed
18 Mar 88 MiG-21 Plt Offr Surinder Singh Pahil +
30 Sqn Cr gerua patther Tezpur Pt K
29 Mar 88 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Sukhram Singh +
222 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Apr 88 Hunter Wg Cdr Daljit Singh Minhas +
Click to View Record OCU Flameout on finals. Did not eject to save village.
08 Apr 88 MiG-27 M
21km E of Delhi Hindon AFB
04 May 88 Sea Harrier IN-601 Sqn Ldr Vinoo Mehta +
NAVY - INA Lost Control of AC during appr Crashed
10 May 88 Cheetah SA-315 Capt D S Sarao
Maj J S Labana
ARMY - 663 Cr at Sonam Helipad - 1 k - exceeded AUW
13 May 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ashutosh Sharma +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
21 May 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Nitish Balachandra Kadam +
51 Sqn 28 km fm Srinagar
08 Jun 88 Chetak Fg Offr Jatinder Singh +
Sqn Ldr Surendra Kumar Dogra +
131 FAC Fl Cr after Wirestrike Hamirput HP 4 K. Fg Offr Sanje
27 Jun 88 Sea Harrier T.61 IN-652 Cdr Sunil K Damle
NAVY - INA Chengalpattu dist Lt R Sharma Martin Baker list
11 Jul 88 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Shakeel Soni +
3 Sqn Cr into hill during ACM exercise
14 Jul 88Westland 30 HC Wg Cdr Tejinder Singh Gauri +
Air Cmde Harcharan Singh Manget +
Click to View Record PHL PHC
28 Aug 88Unidentified T
Murpur Vill Rajkot dist fm Jamnagar
30 Aug 88 Hunter Plt Offr Ganesh Gopala Krishna +
OCU Kalaikonda Midnapore Pt Killed after BO (UI)
24 Sep 88 MiG-21 Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma
Click to View Record HAL Cr in field Pimplegaon 100 km fm Nasik
27 Sep 88 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S N Murthy
AFA Narsapore Pt BO Martin Baker List
29 Sep 88 MiG-21M C-1680 Sqn Ldr Birender Singh Dhanoa
Click to View Record 101 Sqn flame out due to failure of the Main Fuel Pump ou
04 Oct 88 Antonov An-32 Wg Cdr Chandra Prakash Malik +
Wg Cdr Bommaoda Muthanna Mandappa +
Click to View Record ARC cr shivrajpur 40 km fm kanpur 10 Killed. Nav W/C S
01 Nov 88 MiG-23 UM
Bhatinda Village Pt BO
05 Nov 88Unidentified F
Cr Muzafarnagar to Barriely Pt BO
08 Nov 88 MiG-21 Bis C-2798 Sqn Ldr Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Cr Delhi Nazafgarh during flypast 4 k on ground
15 Nov 88 Hunter T66 Flt Lt G R S Reddy
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Marwaha
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Sqn Ldr Marwaha opted to do the landing and while
17 Nov 88 MiG-21
Jamnagar AFB
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Himanshu Narayan Manerikar +
20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Shirish Baban Deo
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
14 Dec 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Jaleel Ahmed +
32 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
27 Dec 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sukhdev Singh Bhehowalia +
37 Sqn In Memoriam

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