IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1981 : 15

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Feb 81 Sea King Lt Cdr Subodh Vasudeo Purohit
NAVY Ditched in sea 1730 Hrs 160m from Cochin
09 Feb 81 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Sanjeeva Sahay
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Eng flame out on approach to Halwara - ejected
20 Feb 81 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1882 Capt Jisbir Singh
Capt Rajeshwar Singh Sidhu
ARMY - 7 A At Patiala Flying Club - 4k
04 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr Siva Kumar Natarajan +
AFA In Memoriam
15 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt G M Dua
AFA Martin Baker List
16 Apr 81 Jaguar IS JI-006 Flt Lt Satish Chandra Singh Adhikari
Click to View Record 14 Sqn Hit by Vulture during LL Trg Flight
03 May 81 Devon HW-515 Flt Lt Rakesh Sharma
Flt Lt Pradeep Kumar Mulay
Click to View Record Click to View Record ASTE Brake fail in turn. Went into barrier stanchion.
01 Jul 81 Canberra B(I) 58
Gorakhpur, Cr during SE approach at night Cr k
21 Aug 81 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Satish Kumar Rampal +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 B-859 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record 32 Sqn During 2v1, fuel tank gave way and starvation led
11 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Gurwant Singh Gill +
32 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Oct 81 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A Singh
AFA Martin Baker List Cdt A Singh
24 Oct 81 MiG-21 FL C-1173 Gp Capt Krishna Narayana Pillai
Click to View Record TACDE Ejected. Multiple emergencies. Fire and both hydra
26 Oct 81 Gnat E-1220 Plt Offr Rana
2 Sqn W/O ac n heavy landing in KKD
01 Nov 81 MiG-25R
102 Sqn Russian TP doing air-test after assembly of new ai

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