IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1958 : 1 1959 : 2 1960 : 4 1961 : 1 1962 : 2 1963 : 2 1964 : 4 1965 : 10 1966 : 1 1967 : 4 1968 : 2 1969 : 3 1970 : 4 1971 : 9 1972 : 6
1973 : 3 1975 : 3 1976 : 2 1977 : 3 1978 : 1 1980 : 3 1981 : 1 1982 : 2 1983 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 3 1986 : 4 1987 : 3 1988 : 1 1989 : 2

A total of 88 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
28 Apr 72 Gnat E-298 Fg Offr Chandra Shekhar Harish Wankhede +
Click to View Record 15 Sqn Lost during Valley flying
17 Aug 72 Gnat E-324 Fg Offr Ashok Vishwanath Bhagwat
Click to View Record 22 Sqn R/P dive at Dudhkundi range. He fired a rocket and
30 Sep 72 Gnat E-239 Fg Offr Neeraj Sharma
Click to View Record Crashed soon after take off due to trim and Hydrau
21 Oct 72 Gnat E-304 Flt Lt George Kurien Naliyan
21 Sqn Eng Flame Out GKP - Ejected
22 Dec 72 Gnat Plt Offr Pradip Kumar Sinha +
21 Sqn Pilot Officer P. K. Sinha was killed in an aircraf
03 Apr 73 Gnat E-1061 Flt Lt Ajit Keshav Agtey
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Left undercarraige failure to deploy after practic
11 Oct 73 Gnat IE-1218 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Menrai +
21 Sqn No details
30 Oct 73 Gnat Flt Lt Derek Joseph Daly +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Jan 75 Gnat E-319 Plt Offr Ajeet Mukerjee +
22 Sqn Died in air crash - Source: 22 Sqn Book
10 Jan 75 Gnat E-1050 Fg Offr Ashok Toshkani +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Collinded with a HF-24 after landing . Gnat which
14 May 75 Gnat E-308 Fg Offr Harmohinder Singh Billing +
23 Sqn premature takeoff at Hindon
27 Jan 76 Gnat Flt Lt Subramaniamudaliar Muthukumaraswamy +
Click to View Record 22 Sqn Aileron reverted to Manual, cr on TO Hasimara
19 Feb 76 Gnat Plt Offr Shrish Sridhar Buit +
22 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Jan 77 Gnat E-1037 Fg Offr Chander Shekhar +
9 Sqn Did not pull out from a R/P live dive and crashed
13 Aug 77 Gnat IE-1246 Fg Offr Pradeep Kumar Sahu +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Aug 77 Gnat E-300 Flt Lt Anjum Nabi Azmi
9 Sqn Severe Lateral rocking, a/c went out of control, E
08 Aug 78 Gnat E-1047 Sqn Ldr Romesh Chand Nanda +
Click to View Record 22 Sqn Cr into Barrier abandoned TO at Baghdogra
09 Feb 80 Ajeet E-1961 Sqn Ldr Subhash Chandra Rastogi
Click to View Record Cr during PFL
29 Oct 80 Ajeet Wg Cdr Kamal Khanna
Click to View Record 18 Sqn Martin Baker List Srinagar 55 km at Bandipura
29 Dec 80 Ajeet E-1970 Flt Lt Govindan Gunasekhar
18 Sqn Srinagar Achhigam Martin Baker List
26 Oct 81 Gnat E-1220 Plt Offr Rana
2 Sqn wo ac n heavy landing in KKD
04 May 82 Gnat E-1991 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn Possibly Repaired Experienced Brake failure. Arrestor barrier came u
30 Dec 82 Ajeet Trainer E-2426 Sqn Ldr Davinder Kumar Powar +
ASTE Cr Dharmapur AC Took off Sulur. He was flying the
19 Jan 83 Ajeet E-2012 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn U/C Lever stuck and could not be lowered. Ejected
09 Feb 84 Ajeet E-1993 Fg Offr Arun Kumar Sinha
9 Sqn PIO during T/O. Crashed after being airborne. Jump
30 Jul 85 Ajeet Sqn Ldr Madhusudhan Banerjee
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Ejected after T/O
15 Oct 85 Ajeet E-2017 Fg Offr Chetan Prakash Yadav
Click to View Record 22 Sqn aileron malfunction
08 Nov 85 Ajeet E-2028 Flt Lt Samir Shah
22 Sqn Martin Baker List
21 Feb 86 Ajeet E-2021 Sqn Ldr Yashwant Rao Rane
Click to View Record 18 Sqn AFS Sulur Cr Appaniknopalli Martin Baker List
26 Feb 86 Ajeet E-1965 Air Cmde Tapas Kumar Sen
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flameout DDK Range. The CoI f
05 Sep 86 Ajeet E-2034 Sqn Ldr Anjan Kumar Gogoi
Click to View Record 22 Sqn quill shaft in the fuel pump had snapped.
30 Sep 86 Ajeet Fg Offr P Venkatarao +
2 Sqn ac lifted off prematurely, flipped on to his back
09 Jan 87 Ajeet
2 Sqn DNE Ac Rolling to right on finals -Ejt KKD
11 Sep 87 Ajeet E-1082 Flt Lt Ramdurai Krishna Murthy +
18 Sqn Jamnagar
29 Dec 87 Ajeet E-1071
Kesavapalem Sulur AFS
01 Mar 88 Ajeet Fg Offr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flamed out
15 Apr 89 Ajeet E-1960 Lt Uday Kumar Sondhi
2 Sqn Cr L a/c in unpopulated area Got SC
11 May 89 Ajeet E-1966 Fg Offr Sanjay Shivraj +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Kalaikunda - Cr during formation flying

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.