IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1997 : 20

A total of 20 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 Jan 97 MiG-29 KB-738 Air Cmde Chittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar +
Click to View Record 28 Sqn AOC Lohegaon AFB Cr during Emergency landing
29 Jan 97 MiG-21 Bis
108 km from Pathankot
26 Feb 97 Jaguar IB JT-066 Flt Lt Puneet Kumar Pareek
14 Sqn 3.23 M from Uttarlai Tech Defect
09 Mar 97 MiG-23 MF
33km from Halwara. In Flight Fire
25 Apr 97 Kiran HJT-16
Bidar Mk 1a
08 May 97 MiG-23 MF
26km from Halwara. Mechanical Failure
09 Jun 97 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Tofkar
065/15 Kms from Nal A/F
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Satish Ramanathan +
52 Sqn MACW Mig after TO frm Chabua
21 Jun 97 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Ritul Srivastava +
Click to View Record 52 Sqn MACW MiG Chbua Both Pts Killed
02 Jul 97 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Rajeev Juyal +
Flt Lt Vipin Kumar Agarwal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 114 HU SD Siachen Glacier
23 Aug 97 Mil Mi-17
HC fell of Morah HP and suffered Cat 1 damage
02 Sep 97 MiG-21 FL C-992
15 Sep 97 Kiran HJT-16
Bidar Mk1a Human error
17 Sep 97 MiG-21 Bis
Bhuj Airfield Tech Defect
30 Sep 97 Sea Harrier IN-611 Lt TSS Prakash +
NAVY - INA Dabolim, Cr in Sea
09 Oct 97 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn 32km from Halwara
29 Oct 97 Mil Mi-8 Wg Cdr Rajan Kapur
Click to View Record 109 HU Sulur Airfield
10 Nov 97 MiG-27 M
Cr Alipurdaur West Bengal Pilot ejected
14 Nov 97 Cheetah SA-315 Maj P K Aggarwal +
ARMY 4 k HC cr Tawang, DM and GOC 4 Div
14 Dec 97 Chetak Sqn Ldr Balakrishan T +
Fg Offr Jaspreet Singh Bindra +
131 FAC Fl Cr jogewala Raj 4 k incl

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