IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 3 1944 : 19 1945 : 17 1946 : 8 1947 : 1 1948 : 5 1949 : 1 1954 : 1 1955 : 1 1961 : 1 1965 : 3 1969 : 1 1971 : 1 1972 : 2 1976 : 1
1991 : 1 1992 : 1 1994 : 1 2000 : 1 2002 : 2

A total of 71 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
16 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-597 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Shot Down by Anti-Aircraft fire
12 May 48 Tempest II PR-601 Fg Offr Derek Austin O Brien +
8 Sqn Crashed due to stuck throttle on landing at Jammu
08 Aug 48 Tempest II HA-431 Flt Lt Aloysius William Barrette +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Crashed on Take-off during airtest
29 Dec 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Madan Lal Jhingan +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Mar 54 Ouragan Plt Offr Surendra Mohan Dewan +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
04 Aug 55 Ouragan IC-651 Plt Offr Jag Mohan Nayar +
8 Sqn Cr 12 NM from Patiala.
08 Feb 61 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vidya Ratan Bakshi +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn In Memoriam
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vinod Patney
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
30 Jul 65 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Click to View Record 8 Sqn MAC
13 Sep 65 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Sadarangani Lal
8 Sqn Shotdown by AAA
27 Sep 69 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Manickam Karthigeyan +
8 Sqn Aborted takeoff. Went thru boundary wall crashed
21 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Manoj Kumar +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
19 Apr 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Tanjore Krishnamurthy Ramachandran +
8 Sqn Ejected but killed. about 42 miles north of Poona
25 Nov 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Cr after TO from Pune
11 Oct 76 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Deshpal Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Aerobatics
19 Jul 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr Rehan Ahmed +
8 Sqn Cr after TO frm Baghdogra
14 May 92 MiG-21 Plt Offr Avishek Punia +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
14 Feb 94 MiG-21 Plt Offr Anup Negi +
8 Sqn Baghdogra AF Cr on runway on lndg
13 Jul 00 MiG-21 U Wg Cdr Anil Kumar Murgai +
Sqn Ldr Vinay Kumar Srivastava +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn KKD Cr Midnapore
15 Jul 02 MiG-21 UM U-1729 Sqn Ldr Rethivedi Duraiswami Hemraj
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra. Both Pilots ejected after TD
14 Nov 02 MiG-21 UM Wg Cdr Naresh Dogra +
Fg Offr Abhimanyu Singh Chauhan +
8 Sqn TO from Baghdogra

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