IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 16 1945 : 14 1946 : 5 1947 : 5 1965 : 1 1966 : 1 1968 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1975 : 1 1977 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 1
1990 : 1 1991 : 1 1996 : 1 1999 : 1

A total of 57 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
01 Mar 90 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Perumal Venkatswamy Lavanya
9 Sqn Flameout, relight failed. Ejected, Cr on Meerut Hi
17 Jul 91 MiG-27 M TS-539
9 Sqn Ac caught fire before takeoff, write off
08 Aug 96 MiG-27 M Flt Lt Badrinath Dharwar +
9 Sqn Over SK Range
27 May 99 MiG-27 M
9 Sqn Engine Flame out Kargil Sector Pt Ejected

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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.