IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1933 : 1 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 2 1941 : 8 1942 : 9 1943 : 7 1944 : 16 1945 : 10 1946 : 10 1947 : 1 1954 : 1 1956 : 1 1963 : 1 1965 : 3
1968 : 3 1971 : 1 1974 : 1 1977 : 1 1980 : 1 2004 : 1 2012 : 2

A total of 83 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD184 Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Control lost in cloud, flew into hill enroute to T
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD842 Plt Offr Derrick Basil JOSEPH
1 Sqn Flew into hill during Tulihal - Kumbhirgram flight
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD838 Plt Offr Malcolm Richard WEBB
1 Sqn Flew into hill during Tulihal - Kumbhirgram flight
21 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC KZ444
1 Sqn Engine cut, belly landed 12m SW of Egra
04 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD414 Fg Offr Khemendra Nath Kak +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Crashed during auth aerobatic sortie - during slow
29 Sep 45 Hurricane IIc BP668
1 Sqn Took off from Miransha, Burst Tyre. BL at Risalpur
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc LV732 Plt Offr S R Powar
Click to View Record 1 Sqn tyre burst on take off, tippued up trying to stop.
20 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD400 Fg Offr B S Dogra
Click to View Record 1 Sqn hit slipstream of leading ac in frm, lost control,
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT987 Flt Lt A K Ganguly
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Struck JG489 at Samungli
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG489 Plt Offr K R Jolly
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Run into by Spitfire MT987 at Samungly Pt Injured
23 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV403 Flt Lt Phiroze Shah Mehta
Click to View Record 1 Sqn unit move, undershot runway, grass landing, overtu
10 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD329 Plt Offr Lakshman Mohan Katre
Click to View Record 1 Sqn sqn move to Hakmpet frm Nagpur. Engine falure, BL,
06 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD316 Plt Offr R W B Bharadwaj
1 Sqn Forgot to lower U/C. Controlled BL Cat AC -> Cat E
24 Nov 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG606 Flt Lt J W G Marley
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine trouble on cross country, belly landed at Y
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII MV122
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
01 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT662 Fg Offr W H Walmsley
1 Sqn tyre burst on heavy night landing, BL at yelahanka
05 Jan 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Bir Ramindar Singh Bindra +
1 Sqn GLOC during pullout, cr at Jamnagar
09 May 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vasant Govind Mutalik +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Jan 63 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Mrigeshwar Pal Singh +
1 Sqn
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Ajammada Boppaya Devayya +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Failed to return from raid on Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Babul Guha +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Sargodha
11 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Raman Kumar Uppal +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Shot down ground fire
29 Jan 68 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Sudesh Kumar Dahar +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr after Flypast - Went into cloud - Disoriented
29 Mar 68 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Alfred Antony Almedia +
1 Sqn Killed on AA Missile sortie
19 Apr 68 MiG-21 U U-460 Flt Lt J P Singh
Flt Lt Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Possibly Repaired DeadStick Landing after engine failed on approach.
11 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-1107 Flt Lt Ashok Balwant Dhavle +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD by another MiG-21 Adampur
03 Jun 74 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Krishna Kumar Pandalal +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
20 May 77 MiG-21 FL C-1004 Flt Lt Simhakutty Varthaman
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine fire followed by catastrophic disintegratio
17 Jun 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Edakalavan Satish +
1 Sqn K in Training Accident
09 Nov 04 Mirage 2000 Flt Lt Neehar Gururani +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine fire after TO 2100Hrs Plt Killed
24 Feb 12 Mirage 2000TH KT-203 Air Mshl Anil Chopra
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Routine training sortie. Crashed at in Gorelalkapu
05 Mar 12 Mirage 2000TH KT-210 Sqn Ldr Raj Kumar
1 Sqn Routine training mission. Crashed shortly after ta

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