IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 3 1944 : 15 1945 : 10 1946 : 7 1947 : 6 1948 : 2 1949 : 1 1951 : 1 1953 : 1 1954 : 1 1957 : 1 1960 : 1 1961 : 1 1962 : 1 1963 : 1
1965 : 10 1967 : 1 1968 : 1 1969 : 1 1971 : 3 1973 : 1 1974 : 2 1978 : 1 1981 : 1 1982 : 1 1987 : 1 1989 : 1 2007 : 1 2021 : 1

A total of 78 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
24 Apr 62 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Arvind Kumar Janmejai +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
03 Dec 63 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Cheema +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Ajit Kumar Rawley +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Hit ground during Aircombat with F-86 at Tarn Tarn
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-289 Fg Offr Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara
06 Sep 65 Hunter F56 BA-251 Fg Offr Adi Rustomji Ghandhi
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Shot down by F-86 near Halwara
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Sureshchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
07 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Jagdev Singh Brar +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Failed to return from Air combat near Sargodha
08 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mahendra Vir Singh
7 Sqn Shotdown ground fire near Lahore. Pt POW
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
14 Sep 65 Hunter F56 - -
7 Sqn Dest on ground at Halwara by B-57
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Deba Prasad Chatterjee +
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
20 Sep 65 Hunter F56 Flt Lt S K Sharma
7 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
08 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Inder Radhakishen Batra +
7 Sqn two Hunters of 7 Sqn during a formation take-off a
07 Nov 68 Hunter Fg Offr Tirath Singh Sandhu +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Jul 69 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Vijay Rajan +
7 Sqn Ejected after an engine flame-out during LL Nav. T
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-287 Sqn Ldr Surendranath Kedarnath Gupta
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base at Baghdogra
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-295 Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD AAA at Lal Munir Hat .Cr in Indian Territory
08 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-329 Wg Cdr Bernard Anthony Coelho
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD over Hasilpur 1200 Hrs
23 Jul 73 Hunter F56 BA-324 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Sofat
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ejected after Eng Fail during Approach KKD
01 Jun 74 MiG-21 MF Fg Offr Anil Thapar
7 Sqn Ejected after Flameout at Chandigarh, DNE
30 Jul 74 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ramaswamy Rajendran +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Oct 78 MiG-21 Flt Lt Gopal Krishnan +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Aug 81 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Satish Kumar Rampal +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
29 Oct 82 MiG-21 U U-553 Flt Lt Rakesh Mohan Arora +
7 Sqn Bird Hit after TO from Knpur to KKD Sandy Ejected
24 Apr 87 Mirage 2000 Flt Lt Anil Ganpatrao Ghatge +
7 Sqn Collided with a hill during night LL Navigation so
08 Oct 89 Mirage 2000 KF-102 Wg Cdr Ramesh Bakshi +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr AF Day Flypast 2 k on ground
24 Jan 07 Mirage 2000 Sqn Ldr Manish Mani Tripathi +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr Morena dist - MP during night battle innoculati
21 Oct 21 Mirage 2000
7 Sqn Technical malfunction. Ejected

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