IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1970 : 1 1971 : 5 1972 : 1 1973 : 2 1975 : 1 1976 : 1 1983 : 1 1986 : 1 1989 : 1 1993 : 1 1994 : 1 1999 : 1 2000 : 1 2007 : 1 2018 : 1

A total of 20 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
17 Apr 70 Sukhoi-7U U-869
Fg Offr Velayudhan Gopa Kumar
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Undershot during PFL.
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-891 Sqn Ldr Dhirendra Singh Jafa
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA 1555 Hrs Lahore
07 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-902 Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD F-6 over Chamb area
10 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Zafarwal Area
11 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-780 Flt Lt Krishna Kumar Mohan +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD by F-86 Shakargarh
16 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-889 Flt Lt Tanmaya Singh Danadass +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA Narowal RS
16 Mar 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed short of Adampur after fuel ran out
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shiv Kumar Bhan
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
27 Aug 75 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shashi Kiron Macsuedon +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during a 2 ac LL strike with bouncer
06 Sep 76 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Kanwal Naz +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during an A&E check sortie
16 Oct 83 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Biri Singh +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Cr during LL Pass over Pathankot -AFD celebrations
04 Sep 86 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Anandrao Shripatrao Wagh +
26 Sqn Crash in the Pong Reservoir during 1 v 1 sortie
13 Apr 89 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ashish Agarwal +
26 Sqn Crashed while leading a 2 ac LL gun and missile at
02 Mar 93 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Sanjay Singh Chauhan
26 Sqn Cr Landed to side of Runway, rescued from burning
19 Jul 94 MiG-21 UM Fg Offr Sumit Malhotra +
Sqn Ldr Bhanu Pratap Pachauri +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during a cloud flying sortie NE of shahpur
23 Jun 99 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Sanjay Karki +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed during a sortie on circuit to land near Bh
23 May 00 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Ajay Jetley +
26 Sqn Nimbala vill 32km fm Barmer , TO Uttarlai 07156 Hr
22 May 07 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr P Gautham Reddy +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crash near Doda during a ESC vs CAP Sortie
18 Jul 18 MiG-21 Bis C-2242 Sqn Ldr Meet Kumar +
26 Sqn HE(A). Crashed near Jawali during an A&E Sortie

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