IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1982 : 1 1983 : 2 1984 : 2 1986 : 1 1987 : 4 1988 : 1 1989 : 4 1990 : 2 1991 : 5 1992 : 4 1993 : 2 1995 : 3 1996 : 1 1997 : 3 1998 : 1
1999 : 2 2000 : 5 2001 : 3 2002 : 3 2003 : 2 2004 : 1 2008 : 1 2017 : 1

A total of 54 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
26 Aug 82 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Shah Baig Singh Paul
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Ejected during an Air Combat sortie, during a spin
06 Sep 83 MiG-23 BN SM-246 Wg Cdr Hemant Vishnu Khatu
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Bird Hit at 200 MSL, engine fire, ejection during
28 Nov 83 MiG-23 MF Wg Cdr Roy Andrew Massey +
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Cr Tilpat.Bird hit.
06 Jul 84 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Vinod Francis Pulikodan Varkey +
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Crash in Pali Rajasthan. Lost contact with Control
01 Dec 84 MiG-23 BN SM-239 Flt Lt Avtar Singh
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Engine Failure (Possible Bird Hit)
18 Jul 86 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Atalgatha Gundu Rao Narhari +
10 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
20 Feb 87 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Rachamadugu Raghu +
Click to View Record 221 Sqn In Memoriam
21 May 87 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Vinaykumar Suryakant Bhisey +
10 Sqn LL Night Sortie. Lost contact with FC. A ball of f
22 Sep 87 MiG-23
Gasgret Una dist HP Pt killed -- Not I In Memoria
12 Nov 87 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Uttam Kumar Devnath
10 Sqn Ejected after throttle restriction. Samand 40 km f
01 Nov 88 MiG-23 UM
Bhatinda Village Pt BO
07 Apr 89 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Suresh Gattu
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Mark and Gattu had gone for a 2v1 with Raghu prasa
17 May 89 MiG-23 Sqn Ldr Pradeep Singh
Click to View Record Bodakdev Vill Ahmedabad
15 Jun 89 MiG-23 UM Sqn Ldr Deepak Chaudhuri +
Sqn Ldr Archel Joseph Thomas +
221 Sqn Cr during night sortie
01 Dec 89 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Ajay Ahuja
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Over Range
10 Jan 90 MiG-23 UM Fg Offr Naveen Sharma +
Sqn Ldr Awinash Ramkrishna Nerurkar
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Bird Hit, flame out on approach. Ejected. Parachut
26 Nov 90 MiG-23 MF Fg Offr Anuj Nanchahal +
Click to View Record 224 Sqn In Memoriam
25 Jan 91 MiG-23 BN SM-212
10 Sqn First Solo. Heavy touchdown. U/C collapsed. Pilot
25 Jan 91 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Srivastava
220 Sqn Ejected Safely
17 May 91 MiG-23 BN
ac swung on take off as brakes slipped as pilot wa
19 Sep 91 MiG-23 BN Wg Cdr Sanjoy Bose +
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Crashed after Flameout
21 Oct 91 MiG-23 BN SM-278
221 Sqn Ejected Pokhran after ac caught fire
22 Jan 92 MiG-23 BN Fg Offr Sunil Bajpai +
10 Sqn Cr at 1200 hours on the range. Turning downwind an
13 Feb 92 MiG-23 UB MS-3031 Sqn Ldr Chetan Prakash Yadav
Flt Lt Divesh Rai Auplish
Click to View Record 18 Sqn An IF sortie with Sqn Ldr CP Yadav in front cockpi
03 Apr 92 MiG-23 BN
221 Sqn Pukdari Vill Pali dist Jodhpr AFS pt bo. Engine fa
10 Sep 92 MiG-23 Fg Offr Virendra Singh Dagar
Atti vill julundur Adampur AFS
20 Mar 93 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Virendra Singh Rawat +
220 Sqn Charaj ka dani Jodhpur AFS . Dt given as 18 March
08 Sep 93 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Rajgopal Ravindranath +
221 Sqn Cr near Halwara (SK Range) due to disorientation
10 Nov 95 MiG-23
cr Basuni area
26 Dec 95 MiG-23 U MS-3270 Sqn Ldr Ajit Singh
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Flying as bouncer to Bismark formation carrying ou
26 Dec 95 MiG-23 MF SK-436 Sqn Ldr Ganesh Chand
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Flying as Bismark 2 carrying out two ac LLT missio
04 Jun 96 MiG-23
Cr Outskirts of Jodhpur Pt Ejected
09 Mar 97 MiG-23 MF
33km from Halwara. In Flight Fire
08 May 97 MiG-23 MF
26km from Halwara. Mechanical Failure
09 Oct 97 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn 32km from Halwara
03 Sep 98 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn Cr after TO from Halwara
02 Feb 99 MiG-23 BN
220 Sqn TO fr Halwara , Cr Samana Sub Division
26 Mar 99 MiG-23 BN
Cr Halwara TD
02 Feb 00 MiG-23 BN
Engine Failure
14 Mar 00 MiG-23 U
Mechanical Failure
25 Mar 00 MiG-23 U Sqn Ldr Gabriel Raymond Rueben
Flt Lt P K Singh
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Cr Kargil Sector, Both Pts Ejected, Eng Flameout
25 Apr 00 MiG-23 BN Sqn Ldr Madati Raj Kumar +
31 Sqn Bhirdhar vill,Patiala Dist, 0810 Hrs
10 May 00 MiG-23 Sqn Ldr Surendar Singh Dalal
Aitiyan vill, TO fm Halwara 2km, Pt BO
12 Mar 01 MiG-23 BN SM-261 Sqn Ldr Manish Vishwas Nigde
TO Halwara Cr Sangrur Dist
05 Jul 01 MiG-23 U Sqn Ldr Rajendra Nalsingrao Gaekwad
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Cr Thumbali Dani Vill Jodhpur. Dual check sortie a
21 Aug 01 MiG-23 BN
HE(A) RSQ
21 Feb 02 MiG-23 BN
Pathankot Rs 4.6 Cr Loss
15 Mar 02 MiG-23 MF Rakesh Sharma
Cr at Uttarlai - Bayatu and Sindhari villages
26 Jun 02 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Bharat Kumar
TO from Halwara Pilot Baled out.
04 Apr 03 MiG-23 BN Flt Lt Balwinder Singh Gill
Cr in Ludhiana 4 k on ground TO Halwara

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