IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1963 : 27

A total of 27 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
05 Jan 63 Gnat IE-1103 Flt Lt Prithpal Singh Gill +
23 Sqn Pilot Killed in Crash at Ambala
05 Jan 63 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Mrigeshwar Pal Singh +
1 Sqn
11 Feb 63 Vampire FB52 HB-753 Flt Cdt B G Kaye
JTW cr Gavallapalli village in Medak District, 30 mile
19 Feb 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Taran Jit Singh +
29 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Mar 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Sortie for remuster with CFI. Landed back . Heavy
03 Mar 63 Vampire FB52 IB-255 Flt Cdt Uday Barve
JTW Vampire cr after TO - also reported as Plt Offr Ba
20 Mar 63 Vampire FB52 IB-641 Flt Lt Shashikant Shankar Jamdar +
108 Sqn In Memoriam. A Vampire aircraft crashed near Jullu
29 Mar 63 Vampire FB52 IB-611 Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Khanna+
220 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Apr 63 Mystere IVa FLt Lt Ronald Rabindra Mitra
DNE. With tW/O full D/Ts the aircraft lined up fo
20 Apr 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Dipak Choudhary +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Apr 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Guru Charan Singh +
29 Sqn
18 May 63 Gnat IE-1108 Sqn Ldr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record Pilot Ejected ac cr
03 Jun 63 Dakota C-47 FLt Lt Priya Dev Kaura +
Plt Offr Vijaya Pal Singh Garcha +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr near Agra 5 killed, Bad Weather. Nav Plt Offr S
30 Jun 63 Ouragan Fg Offr Suresh Shankarrao Dange
Click to View Record 29 Sqn DNE. Ejected from a spin with Minor injuries
16 Jul 63 Antonov An-12 BL-533 Sqn Ldr Rishi Prakash Vasisht +
Flt Lt Percy Anthony Newnes +
Click to View Record 25 Sqn Fg Offr BS Puri, Fg Offr KR Kaushik Killed . Th
18 Aug 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt A K Verma +
AFFC In Memoriam
23 Aug 63 Vampire FB52 IB-350 Fg Offr Harcharan Singh +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Sep 63 HT-2 Flt Cdt Ravinder Jit Lakhanpal +
AFFC In Memoriam
23 Sep 63 Vampire FB52 IB-610 Flt Cdt A G Pande +
1 JTW In Memoriam
21 Oct 63 Packet C-119 BK-962 Flt Lt Sudesh Kumar Kapur
Fg Offr Thomas
19 Sqn Hit trees on Approach 8k. NOT in IM
04 Nov 63 Mil Mi-4 Plt Offr John Diljit Bobb
Plt Offr Manjit Singh Sekhon
Click to View Record 105 HU casevac sortie from Hunli to Chabua. The icing war
22 Nov 63 Chetak Flt Lt Satnam Singh Sodhi +
AVM Erlic Wilmot Pinto +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 107 HU Cr at poonch 6 killed incl 4 Generals
22 Nov 63 Dakota C-47 HJ-237 Fg Offr Sarbjit Singh Sidhu +
Plt Offr Divakar Gupta +
43 Sqn Cr in Kashmir 8 Killed, Banihal Pass. Plt Offr MV
03 Dec 63 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Cheema +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
19 Dec 63 Ouragan Plt Offr Sataban Goswamy +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn In Memoriam OR 63?
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-819 Sqn Ldr Malcolm Shirley Dundas W/Ollen
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F
21 Dec 63 MiG-21 F BC-820 Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Click to View Record 28 Sqn MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh during F

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