IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1972 : 36

A total of 36 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
09 Feb 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Jasbir Singh Mann +
30 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Feb 72 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Khajuria +
222 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Sukhoi at Halwar
12 Feb 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kamal Kumar Malhotra +
Click to View Record 221 Sqn In Memoriam
08 Mar 72 HT-2 Flt Lt Niraj Kukreja +
Flt Cdt Surender Singh Khaira +
Click to View Record EFS K in Crash at Bidar. A mid air collision between t
16 Mar 72 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn Crashed short of Adampur after fuel ran out
29 Mar 72 Canberra B(I) 58 Wg Cdr Purnchandra Madhavrao Takle +
Sqn Ldr Suresh Chaubal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 16 Sqn MAC with Wingman over Gorakhpur. Wingman then Sqn
30 Mar 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Deepak Dugal +
45 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Apr 72 Hunter F56 BA-356
DNE Undershot runway - broke up on impact Plt Safe
04 Apr 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar +
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Birdhit over Hindon
19 Apr 72 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Tanjore Krishnamurthy Ramachandran +
8 Sqn Ejected but killed. about 42 miles north of Poona
19 Apr 72 Vampire T55 Flt Cdt R P S Bindra +
FTW In Memoriam
25 Apr 72 Gnat E-1076 Fg Offr Ved Prakash Vadra
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Possibly Repaired Undercarraige failure - Belly landed aircraft on r
26 Apr 72 Hunter F56 Wg Cdr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda +
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Ac cr after Aileron Failure
28 Apr 72 Gnat E-298 Fg Offr Chandra Shekhar Harish Wankhede +
Click to View Record 15 Sqn Lost during Valley flying
28 Apr 72 Sea Hawk Lt V K Bhatnagar
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
06 May 72 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Harish Kumar Qamra +
Flt Lt Madan Nana Bhagwat +
48 Sqn 4 offr k. Fg Offr HP Singh (12053), F/L KJ Singh (
07 May 72 Mil Mi-4 Flt Lt Parvez Rustom Jamasji
Click to View Record ARC Engine failure - Autorotated landing at Tuting - H
06 Jun 72 Hunter Fg Offr Roop Rattan Dhami +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Aug 72 Gnat E-324 Fg Offr Ashok Vishwanath Bhagwat
Click to View Record 22 Sqn R/P dive at Dudhkundi range. He fired a rocket and
18 Aug 72 HT-2 Flt LT Yashwant Rao +
Lt G Roy
EFS In Memoriam
12 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt Rajiv Mathur +
FTW In Memoriam
13 Sep 72 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ram Dayal Bishnoi +
Flt Lt Arjun Dev Arora +
AFA In Memoriam
17 Sep 72 Vampire T55 BY-402 Flt Lt David Malcolm Subaiya
Flt Cdt Chander Shekar
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
22 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt V P Dewan +
FTW In Memoriam
23 Sep 72 Sea Hawk Lt S Mehta
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
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
30 Sep 72 Gnat E-239 Fg Offr Neeraj Sharma
Click to View Record 18 Sqn Crashed soon after take off due to trim and Hydrau
20 Oct 72 Hunter T66
Plt Offr Navjit Singh +
27 Sqn Aborted Take Off with open hood (Captain), overran
21 Oct 72 Gnat E-304 Flt Lt George Kurien Naliyan
21 Sqn Eng Flame Out GKP - Ejected. Pilot: I had eject
06 Nov 72 Chetak Major Gill
Capt Ashok K Vasudev
ARMY Helicopter strayed into Minimarg across POK. Ac ro
25 Nov 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Cr after TO from Pune
01 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
3 Sqn Bird HIt - Pilot nickname was 'Oz' ejected DNE
04 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Atma Singh Grewal +
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Cr after TO at Tezpur
11 Dec 72 Hunter Fg Offr Kalash Chandar Arora +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
22 Dec 72 Gnat Plt Offr Pradip Kumar Sinha +
21 Sqn Pilot Officer P. K. Sinha was killed in an aircraf

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