IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1968 : 3 1969 : 3 1971 : 1 1972 : 5 1973 : 4 1974 : 2 1976 : 1 1978 : 1 1980 : 1 1982 : 1 1984 : 2

A total of 24 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Jan 68 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar Jain
Sqn Ldr Chongtham Birendra Singh +
Click to View Record FTW Failed to recover from a spin
16 Apr 68 Vampire T55 Plt Offr N Ahmed
Flt Lt J Singh
FTW Martin Baker List
20 Aug 68 Vampire FB52 Sub Lt H S Atwal +
FTW Crashed on the runway on takeoff on his first solo
16 Mar 69 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Bhanu Hora +
FTW In Memoriam
01 Sep 69 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Narendra Pawar
FTW DNE. Solo navigation trip got lost and ran out of
01 Sep 69 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Surinder Winkle Chib
13 Feb 71 Vampire FB52 IB-802 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Gupta
Click to View Record FTW Baled out of Vampire - Stuck undercarriage. full
19 Apr 72 Vampire T55 Flt Cdt R P S Bindra +
FTW In Memoriam
12 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt Rajiv Mathur +
FTW In Memoriam
17 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Flt Lt David Malcolm Subaiya
Flt Cdt Chandrasekhar
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
22 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt V P Dewan +
FTW In Memoriam
25 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Flt Cdt Bidanda Chengapa Nanjappa
Click to View Record Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
01 Jan 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Raghavachari
FTW Possibly Repaired CrLanded outside Hyd. Pt OK with injuries. DNE. Fo
19 Apr 73 Vampire Flt Cdt Vijay Singh Gahlaut +
FTW In Memoriam
01 May 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Om Narayan Arha
FTW DNE. He had grinding noise from the engine. Got in
29 Aug 73 Vampire T55 BY-402 Flt Lt Jasminder Singh Kahlon
Flt Cdt Shyamlal Ghosh
Click to View Record FTW ejection due to engine failure soon after take off
03 Jan 74 Vampire Flt Cdt Vijay Keshav Gadre +
FTW In Memoriam
01 Jun 74 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Vijay Singh
FTW DNE. Mk52 suffered a flame out soon after take off
10 Jun 76 Iskra TS-11 W-1762 Sqn Ldr Joseph Thomas
Click to View Record FTW flight test after FTW reported a number of delayed
18 Feb 78 Iskra TS-11 Plt Offr Gunbir Singh Chhabra +
FTW In Memoriam
08 Feb 80 Iskra TS-11 Flt Cdt Ashwinder Singh Malhotra +
FTW In Memoriam
16 Mar 82 Iskra TS-11 Flt Lt Inder Mohan Malhotra +
FTW Cr while Landing at Yelahanka. Pilot apparently cu
08 Sep 84 Iskra TS-11 Flt Cdt M J S Bains +
FTW FL Jeedimetla Lake.from Hakimpet. Awarded SC. Flt
29 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Plt Offr Om Nirmal Kumar
FTW Ejected - Jamnagar range during Armament Practice

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