IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1974 : 22

A total of 22 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 74 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Kamal Raj Singh
Click to View Record 220 Sqn DNE. Practice interdiction sortie in the local fly
03 Jan 74 Vampire Flt Cdt Vijay Keshav Gadre +
FTW In Memoriam
07 Jan 74 Antonov An-12 BL-740
Flt Lt Baldev Singh
44 Sqn Swung on TO due to single Eng Failure. Hit a culve
18 Mar 74 MiG-21 U U-459 Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Verma
Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Click to View Record Click to View Record TACDE Possibly Repaired FL after engine flameout on takeoff.. Ac possibly
07 Apr 74 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Jagga Singh +
Capt Khurana
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
13 Apr 74 Canberra Sqn Ldr Ghanshyam Das Sood +
Flt Lt Prakash Narain Mishra +
Click to View Record 35 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Apr 74 Dakota C-47 HJ-254
01 Jun 74 MiG-21 MF Fg Offr Anil Thapar
7 Sqn Ejected after Flameout at Chandigarh, DNE
01 Jun 74 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Vijay Singh
FTW DNE. Mk52 suffered a flame out soon after take off
03 Jun 74 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Krishna Kumar Pandalal +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Jul 74 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt Khurade
AFA DNE. Unauthorised LL flying over lake. A/c nudged
30 Jul 74 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ramaswamy Rajendran +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Aug 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr T H Chowfin
Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
NAVY Martin Baker List Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
01 Sep 74 Mil Mi-8 Flt Lt Nand Lal Verma
Fg Offr Fali Homi Major
Click to View Record DNE First Mi-8 accident a high altitude. Heli roto
05 Sep 74 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Nitin Madhukar Gupte
Flt Cdt Arup Raha
Click to View Record Click to View Record AFA Engine flamed out on downwind and both ejected saf
07 Sep 74 Dakota C-47 BJ-920 Flt Lt Vijendra Rao +
Flt Lt Bhupendra Madholal Parikh +
43 Sqn
24 Sep 74 HF-24 Marut D-1239 Sqn Ldr Rama Pati Sharma +
220 Sqn Jodhpur. Engine fire - tried to land instead of ej
28 Sep 74 Hunter F56a Flt Lt Harjeet Singh Kahlon +
27 Sqn hit a sand dune during a low level sortie in an Ar
20 Oct 74 Cheetah SA-315 Maj C S Krishnan VrC +
Capt B J S Oberoi
ARMY - 2 A Helicopter cr due to water in fuel
28 Oct 74 HF-24 Marut Fg Offr Udoy Narayan Ganguly
Click to View Record Martin Baker List - Went into a flat spin
17 Dec 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
31 Dec 74 Sea Hawk
NAVY - INA Ejected off Kawar - rescued from sea by Lt Cdr San

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