IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1980 : 26

A total of 26 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
25 Jan 80Unidentified F
Midnapore 30 km at Salbani Pt BO
01 Feb 80 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Anil Kumar Dogra +
3 Sqn crashed during ACM near Kotla Hills, Kangra
08 Feb 80 HT-2 Flt Lt Satish Bhasin
Capt A K Naskar
EFS In Memoriam
08 Feb 80 Iskra TS-11 Flt Cdt Ashwinder Singh Malhotra +
FTW In Memoriam
09 Feb 80 Ajeet E-1961 Sqn Ldr Subhash Chandra Rastogi
Click to View Record Cr during PFL
23 Feb 80 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vijay Shankar Mehta +
Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Sharma +
PTS Cr after TO 7 km from Agra. An IAF transport aircr
06 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ashok Kumar Dasgupta
Flt Cdt A K Singh
AFA Martin Baker List
19 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Mohan +
AFA MEDAK Papanapet
20 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Arora +
Amritsar Tarn Tarn from Ambala
21 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Ramakrishnan Shankar +
From Ambala
29 May 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bhabani Charan Talukdar
Click to View Record Bakula Area at Diphu Assam
31 May 80 Hunter Sqn Ldr P K Mukherjee
Crashed south West of Junagarh. However, the pilot
17 Jun 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Edakalavan Satish +
1 Sqn K in Training Accident
24 Jul 80 Hunter Flt Lt Paramjit Singh Saini +
27 Sqn Cr near Jamnagar on sortie
14 Aug 80 Cheetah SA-315 Major Surjeet Singh Rekhi
Capt B P Chacko
ARMY - 2 A Cr Poonch 4 Cr K
23 Aug 80 Dakota C-47 HJ-235 Sqn Ldr Amar Pal Singh Chug +
Sqn Ldr Man Mohan Varma +
Cr Gauhati 9 killed
06 Sep 80 HF-24 Marut D-1243 Fg Offr Rippon Kumar Khullar +
220 Sqn 30 km from Jodhpur
20 Sep 80Unidentified HC Fg Offr Harjinder Pal Singh Natt
Click to View Record HC Crashed in Nanak Sagar Lake - upside down in wa
06 Oct 80 Chetak Capt S Venkataramani +
Plt Offr Sudhir Kaul +
HTS In Memoriam
11 Oct 80 HT-2 Flt Cdt V Cheriyan +
EFS In Memoriam
18 Oct 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Kannady Vattakat Venugopal Menon +
Flt Lt Tadepalli Ram Kishore +
Click to View Record ASTE Cr while Landing at B'lore. Practicing for display
21 Oct 80Unidentified HC
Cr due to Bird Hit
23 Oct 80 Sukhoi-7 B-858 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Bird Hit at 150 mts (LL Sortie). Pilot ejected
29 Oct 80 Ajeet Wg Cdr Kamal Khanna
Click to View Record 18 Sqn Cr 55 km at Bandipura. 2 vs 1. Spin. Could not rec
29 Oct 80 HF-24 Marut D-1259 Flt Lt Cnakkangil Kesavadas +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Pokhran
29 Dec 80 Ajeet E-1970 Flt Lt Govindan Gunasekhar
18 Sqn Airtest Sortie. Port U/C did not lower.

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