IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


2002 : 32

A total of 32 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Jan 02 MiG-25R Sqn Ldr Balraj Singh Bhullar
102 Sqn Ac hit Mech Rwy Swpr landing at Adampur Pt Ejected
24 Jan 02 Cheetah SA-315 Maj A P S Mohal +
ARMY Capt Pramod Lal Killed. Leh Area
19 Feb 02 Mil Mi-35 Flt Lt Deshpande
Cr Kangradist HP. Crew OK. Sgt Tripathi
21 Feb 02 MiG-23 BN
Pathankot Rs 4.6 Cr Loss
25 Feb 02 Deepak HPT-32 Flt Lt Vineet Bhardwaj +
Sqn Ldr D K Suresh +
Click to View Record AFA Cr Dacharam Village Dundigal
15 Mar 02 MiG-23 MF Rakesh Sharma
Cr at Uttarlai - Bayatu and Sindhari villages
04 Apr 02 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Prashant Kumar Bundela +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn Cr Jhelu-Gagari vill Jodhpur Dist died 17 Aug 02
11 Apr 02 MiG-29 KB-3126 Fg Offr Prasanta Kumar Mishra +
Click to View Record 223 Sqn Cr Sirsi, Karnataka
12 Apr 02 Chetak
HE(A) RSQ
20 Apr 02 MiG-21 UM Sqn Ldr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan +
Fg Offr Deepak Dahiya +
Click to View Record MOFTU Sqn Ldr Khan and Fg Offr Dahiya were on a fighter
26 Apr 02 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Paul
Cr near Sirsa, Pt BO
03 May 02 MiG-21 Bis C-2797 Flt Lt S K Nayak
23 Sqn Ejected over Jallandhar City - Eight on Ground k
09 May 02 Jaguar IS JS-139 Fg Offr Sandeep Palarwal +
14 Sqn Aborted TO Ambala. Hit fence ac exploded
07 Jun 02 MiG-27 M Fg Offr Thakur
Caught fire on TO Srinagar, Pt Ejected
09 Jun 02Arudhra Glider GL Gp Capt Gurcharan Singh Baweja +
Flt Cdt R Sathya +
Click to View Record 1 TN Air S In Memoriam
26 Jun 02 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Bharat Kumar
TO from Halwara Pilot Baled out.
27 Jun 02 MiG-21 Bis
Barrackpore Rs 1.5 Cr Loss
15 Jul 02 MiG-21 UM U-1729 Sqn Ldr Rethivedi Duraiswami Hemraj
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra. Both Pilots ejected after TD
16 Aug 02 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Sanjay Bharadwaj +
Flt Lt Maheesh Trikha +
Click to View Record 114 HU Cr Siachen - Flt Lt A M Trikha killed
05 Sep 02Unidentified HC
Write-off due to Human error (Servicing). Sources:
09 Sep 02 MiG-21 Bison Sqn Ldr Rajat Nangia
3 Sqn Cr. Naggal area near Ambala Pilot BO
09 Sep 02 MiG-21 Bis C-276?
Rajasthan. Pilot Baled out
01 Oct 02 Illyushin 38 IN-302 Lt Cdr R Saini +
NAVY - INA MAC over Dabolim 5 Cr Killed
01 Oct 02 Illyushin 38 IN-304 Lt Cdr S K Rathore +
NAVY - INA MAC over Dabolim 7 Cr Killed.
11 Oct 02 Deepak HPT-32 X-3233 Sub Lt Vivek Koman
BFTS Eng failure CrL in field near Bamrauli - Navy Plt
11 Oct 02 MiG-21 UM
MOFTU Cr Rangapura Sonitpur dist, assam Plts BO, Tezpur
21 Oct 02 MiG-21 Bis C-2800 Flt Lt Pratap Singh
Ejected on approach to Uttarlai - Night flying
05 Nov 02 Jaguar IS
14 Sqn Eng Failure near Ambala 5k on ground. Pt Ejected
14 Nov 02 MiG-21 UM Wg Cdr Naresh Dogra +
Fg Offr Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan +
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra
21 Nov 02 Deepak HPT-32 X-3254 Flt Lt K S Reddy
Flt Cdt Srivastava
AFA Flt Cdt Srivastava BO Valvali vill nr Dundigal
19 Dec 02 MiG-27 M
Cr near Kalaikunda airfield at Midnapore Dist
26 Dec 02 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr B K Singh
Cr near Badgam at Srinagar Airfield Pt Ejected

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