IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1996 : 24

A total of 24 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
08 Feb 96 Sea Harrier IN-620 Lt Arun Poonia +
NAVY - INA From Goa - missing during nightflying over sea.
09 Feb 96 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Azhar Zakarya +
18 Sqn Cr Bird Hit Bikaner Area Pt Killed
11 Feb 96 MiG-21 Fg Offr Gaurav Saxena +
101 Sqn Cr 910km from Bikaner Pt K. Dt could be 12-2-96
12 Feb 96 MiG-21 M Gp Capt Vinod Kumar Verma
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Stn Cdr 34 Wg Bhatinda. he ejected from a Mig - 21
16 Feb 96 Jaguar IS JS-167 Flt Lt Navneet Raina
16 Sqn Flight test after an engine mod. Crashed 10 mins a
13 Mar 96 MiG-21
From Adampur, Cr nr Jalandhar Pt BO
28 Mar 96 MiG-21
Cr at Ozhar due to faulty fuel tank
04 Apr 96 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Nuthalapati Koteswara Rao +
Click to View Record MOFTU Tejpur during landing phase.
30 May 96 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Simon Kachari +
222 Sqn 4-5 Km Inside bhutan
04 Jun 96 MiG-23
Cr Outskirts of Jodhpur Pt Ejected
09 Jul 96Unidentified UI
RS: 267/10 NM from Nal A/F
17 Jul 96 MiG-21
Cr near Salempur Pt Ejected Engine Failure
08 Aug 96 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Badrinath Dharwar +
9 Sqn Over SK Range
12 Aug 96Unidentified UI
RS: 250/18 Kms from Halwara
12 Aug 96Unidentified UI
RS: 10 Kms Sourth of Siyani
28 Aug 96 Mil Mi-17 Flt Lt Sandeep Jain +
Flt Lt Vaibhav Prahlhad Bhagwat +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 130 HU Cr in Siachen Pakfire 6killed. Dt as 26-8 in IM
24 Sep 96Unidentified UI
RS: Tezpur LFA
07 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr 3km from Zikrapur Punjab
17 Oct 96 MiG-21
Cr Noriati Sonitpur Pt Ejected
30 Oct 96Unidentified UI
RS: 110/12 Kms from Bareilly
04 Nov 96 Deepak HPT-32 Maj Ramesh Kumar +
BFTS In Memoriam
04 Nov 96 Kiran HJT-16 U-857
AFA got lost - ejected.
16 Nov 96 Deepak HPT-32 Sqn Ldr Guru Pratap Malik
Sqn Ldr Vadlamani Ramchand
HAL Controls jammed and ac went into dive. Pilots bale
24 Dec 96 HS-748 H-1032 Sqn Ldr K S Kumara Krishnan +
Fg Offr Harita Kaur Deol +
Click to View Record NSS Dubagunta nellore Dist 22 killed . S/L S Sahoo (16

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