IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1998 : 25

A total of 25 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 Jan 98 MiG-21 M
Cr outside Sirsa Engine Failure
21 Mar 98 MiG-27 M Sqn Ldr Rajiv Kumar Mendiratta
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Engine burst on T/O roll. Pilot stopped and got ou
21 Mar 98 MiG-21 Bis
Cr near Chandigarh - MoD statement in LS
26 Mar 98 MiG-27 M
Cr near Jaisalmer/Suratgarh MoD statement in LS
12 May 98 MiG-21 M Air Cmde Arun Kumar Tiwary
Click to View Record Pathankot 4k on gd
23 May 98 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ranadeep Chakarvarty +
AFA Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS
04 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Samir Kashinath Nerkar +
4 Sqn
24 Jun 98 MiG-21 Bis
27 Jul 98 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Chaudhary
MiG21 crashed in the Assam
14 Aug 98 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1441
Fg Offr Nitin Anil Welde
Click to View Record 114 HU engine failure at an altitude of 17800 ft. helico
14 Aug 98 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr C G Trivedi
Cr barmer dist. From Uttarlai
29 Aug 98Unidentified HC
Unidentified Cr in Madhya Pradesh
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-585 Flt Lt Parminder Singh Rana +
22 Sqn Cr Kalaikonda onto Two other MiGs. Of the three ai
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-571 - -
22 Sqn Second MiG dest after another cr on top
31 Aug 98 MiG-27 M TS-530 - -
22 Sqn Stationary on Ground Dest when another Ac cr
03 Sep 98 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn Cr after TO from Halwara
07 Sep 98 Mil Mi-25
Sqn Ldr Dharminder Singh Nehra
Cr near Gurdaspur Punjab
08 Sep 98Unidentified UI
Pokhran Range
07 Oct 98 MiG-21 Flt Lt Rakesh Kumar Kamboj +
51 Sqn Cr Niligrant Sonamarg Dist.
19 Oct 98 Cheetah SA-315 Capt G D Singh +
ARMY Maj Shankaran too k in Army crash at Simla
27 Oct 98 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Manu Srivastava +
Click to View Record 108 Sqn Pathankot AFB Cr Kangra Dist
28 Oct 98 MiG-27 M
Kalaikonda Pt BO
14 Nov 98Unidentified T
Cr Mhow 2 Crew Killed
23 Nov 98 Sea Harrier
NAVY - INA Cr in Indian Ocean Pt bo
28 Nov 98 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Cdt H K Rai +
BFTS Bamrauli AF

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