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              India Kiran Trainer

Chronological Listing of Indian  Kiran
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
9th August 1982
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16 IN-056 551 Sqdn Cr in sea after TO from Dabolim Lt M K Mishra   Martin-Baker
1st June 1984
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA   Flt Lt Stephen    
Flt Cdt Shankar Krishnamurthy   Date not exact - only year is confirmed as 1984
1st September 1984
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA From Dundigal DNE Flt Cdt Vinod Sivaraman   Date not exact - only year is confirmed as 1984
20th October 1984
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16       P.O N Singh
ejected
  Martin-Baker
29th October 1984
3.20 pm


Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FTW Sarmat air-to-ground range, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
Pilot Officer O M Nirmal Kumar ejected
minor injuries
  Martin-Baker
22nd August 1986
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Cr Bijleepore Vill Flt Lt V S Sidgar   Martin-Baker
Flt Cdt KS Rao   Martin-Baker
1st November 1987
Ind AF 
Kiran       Cadet V. Saxena   Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. A. J. S. Sandhu   Martin-Baker
27th September 1988
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Narsapore Pt BO Flt Cdt V S N Murthy   Martin-Baker
18th April 1989
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16       Flt. Lt. V. Satyamurthy
ejected
  Martin-Baker
16th November 1989
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Medak dist CAG report says fatality occurred due to non  functioning of the newly installed Canopy escape system     Martin-Baker

1st December 1990


Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Cr 5 km fm Narsapur Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh   Martin-Baker
11th September 1992
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist     Martin-Baker
2nd May 1993
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed. Flt Cdt U B Umrani   Martin-Baker
25th February 1994
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16 U-752 AFA Nosegear Collapse during Ldg at AFA acwo     Martin-Baker
17th  March 1994
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16 U-766 ASTE Cr 11 km from Hosur TN Sqn Ldr R Nambiar   Martin-Baker
Sqn Ldr A Sharma BO   Martin-Baker
4th November 1996 Indian Air Force Kiran HJT-16    AFA

 

Cadet Bismi Devassy
 
Martin - Baker
25th April 1997
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Bidar Mk 1a     Martin-Baker
15th September 1997
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Bidar Mk1a Human error     Martin-Baker
23rd May 1998
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS     Martin-Baker
1st October 1999
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Bidar AFS Cr Ekalara Tanda Village Flt Cdt Kiran Gangotri   Martin-Baker
14th October 1999
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FTW Hakimpet, Jagdevpur Medak Fg Offr C Marathe*   Martin-Baker
23rd May 2000
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16 U-837 AFA Cr Nittor Vill, TO Bidar AFS Both Pts BO Sqn Ldr S Nema ejected   Martin-Baker
Navy Cadet ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd May 2001
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FIS Cr Zoo Park Vandalur TO from Tambaram Sqn Ldr Sanjay Gaur* ejected the aircraft wobbled at an altitude of about 120 feet. But the parachute failed to open properly and he fell outside the zoo. He died on the way to the military hospital   Martin-Baker
8th May 2001
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16 U-778 AFA Cr Daramanga Vill, RR Dist Pilot Baled out Flt Cdt Shishir Sukant   Martin-Baker
24th October 2001
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Unk RSQH     Martin-Baker
Tuesday 27th December 2005
11:15 hrs (IST)

IAF
Kiran Mk-1 Trainer U-73? IAF  Systems and Training Establishment (ASTE)  Bangalore Took off on a routine training sortie.from HAL Airport. Engine problems.  Crashed  in the open field, near the BHEL residential layout and gutted by fire.   Rajarajeshwarinagar area, Bangalore

Aircraft crashed

Wg. Cdr Raghul Bapat

also reported as

Wg Cdr Rahul Papat

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM

Both crew  ejected but sustained minor injuries and taken to Air Force Command Hospital Martin-Baker
co-pilot Sq. Ldr Narayan Deepak   Martin-Baker
Saturday 18th March 2006
09:30h
Conflicting early reports-

Three plane formation practising formation flight

possibly the tail of one plane hit another during the practice.
OR
Control loss at high speed and low altitude while avoiding college building. Crashed  into a toor dal field in Naubad on the outskirts of Bidar, in north Karnataka  about 700 km from Bangalore

Awaiting further confirmation of events.

Squadron Leader Shailendra Singh unsuccessful attempt to eject at low level, less than 100 feet - died in crash   Martin-Baker

IAF
Kiran Mk II ????
'Surya Kiran'

(Rays of the Sun)
aerobatics team
Wing Commander Dheeraj Bhatia. unsuccessful attempt to eject at low level,- died in crash   Martin-Baker
Tuesday 11th September 2007
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   Hakimpet Air Force Academy Crashed at  Air Force Academy on the outskirts of Hyderabad     Martin-Baker
Squadron Leader Bhagat
killed
Trainee Pilot SC Pathi
killed
Martin-Baker
Sunday 18th November 2007
14:30

Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   Hakimpet Air Force Academy
Hyderabad
 Technical problem. Crashed at Padamatikesapur village in Warangal district     Martin-Baker
Anand Kumar
ejected
Syed Malik
ejected sustained serious injuries
Martin-Baker
Both crew were initially admitted to a hospital at Jangaon and later air-lifted to a hospital in Hyderabad
Wednesday 3rd March 2010
Indian Navy
HJT-16 Kiran Mk2 trainer 708. Sagar Pawan Aerobatic Team
 INS Hansa, Goa
Crashed into a two-storey building  in the Bowenpally locality near the old Begumpet Airport during the India Aviation 2010 Air-show at Hyderabad     Martin-Baker
Cdr Suresh K. Maurya
39
killed
co-pilot Lt Cdr Rahul Nair
33
killed
ejected outside the envelope of the seat's performance
Martin-Baker
Monday 22nd August 2011
17:00

IAF
HAL HJT-16   Hakimpet Air Force Academy
Hyderabad
Crashed during solo flight in agricultural fields near Bommarasipet village in Shamirpet.     Martin-Baker Mk.4
Raj Kumar
bailed out
injured
Taken to the military hospital in Bollarum
Not occupied Martin Baker Mk.4
Can anyone confirm that the "bail out" was in fact an ejection ?
 

 

               
                 


LOSSES WITHOUT EJECTION TO BE ADDED

Acknowledgements & Thanks

P. V. S. Jagan Mohan
India Media
 

   

page last updated
Monday, 22 August 2011 19:05

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17 Dec 74 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt S Singh NAVY   Martin Baker List

25 Mar 76 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt A K Joshi     Martin Baker List

28 Sep 76 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav* ASTE U-777 Cr and K with F/L R C Gidiyal ...More

25 Dec 76 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt R C Sharma     Martin Baker List

18 May 77 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt R K Poonia     Martin Baker List Flt Lt R Bakshi

07 Jun 79 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt Cdr S P Singh NAVY   Martin Baker List Lt M S Marnik

06 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr A K Das Gupta     Martin Baker List Cdt A K Singh

19 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt A C Mohan* AFA   MEDAK Papanapet

01 Oct 80 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr Venu Menon* ASTE   Cr while Landing at B'lore F/L T Kishore *

15 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16 T Cdt G M Dua     Martin Baker List

01 Oct 81 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt A Singh     Martin Baker List Cdt A Singh

04 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16 T Cdt A Golani     Martin Baker List

09 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt M K Mishra* 551 IN-056 Cr in sea after TO from Dabolim Sub Lt T S Tomar

29 Jan 83 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt A G Patil     Martin Baker List Lt G S Maneklala

30 Mar 83 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Dharwarkar AFA U-848 Cr Mylavaram Krishna Dist Martin Baker List

09 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt Abhay Kumar* AFA   Mambapur vill MEDAK Flt Cdt K.M.Nair*

13 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt P Sharma     Martin Baker List Sub Lt N Singh

21 Feb 84 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt R Stephen AFA   Flt Cdt Shankar Krishnamurthy, Both PltsEj ...More

21 Mar 84 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Vinod Sivaraman     Martin Baker List From Dundigal

12 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 T Avn Cdt A Tiwari* AFA   INavy

20 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt N Singh     Martin Baker List

29 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 T Plt Offr O M Nirmal Kumar FTW   Ejected - Jamnagar range during Armament Practice ...More

27 Mar 86 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt A S Mehta* AFA   Cr after TO fm Dundigal

22 Aug 86 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Lt V S Sidgar* AFA   Flt Cdt K Srinivasa Rao Ejected Cr Bijleepore Vill

16 Dec 86 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt S Singh     Martin Baker List

02 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr S Puryakstra* AFA   Cr Turkalkhanpur Sreddy Dist F/L Khurana k

08 Sep 87 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt S Tyagi* AFA   Cr Narsapur on second solo flt

01 Nov 87 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr A J S Sandhu AFA   Martin Baker List Flt Cdt V Saxena Eng Flame out ...More

27 Sep 88 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt V S N Murthy AFA   Narsapore Pt BO Martin Baker List

16 Nov 89 Kiran HJT-16 T   AFA   Medak dist ...More

01 Dec 90 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh AFA   Cr 5 km fm Narsapur

13 Mar 92 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr V Jain     Martin Baker List Flt Cdt S Choudhary

23 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16 T   FIS   Tambaram AFS Cr thiroppur Pts BO ...More

29 Apr 92 Kiran HJT-16 T Wg Cdr S P Singh     Chegalpatt Dist Alandur Flt Lt J D Pillai ...More

11 Sep 92 Kiran HJT-16 T   AFA   Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist

02 May 93 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt U B Umrani * AFA   Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed.

25 Feb 94 Kiran HJT-16 T   AFA U-752 Nosegear Collapse during Ldg at AFA acwo ...More

17 Mar 94 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr R Nambiar ASTE U-766 Cr 11 km from Hosur TN Sqn Ldr A Sharma BO

29 Oct 94 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt A Dixit     Martin Baker List

04 Nov 96 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Bismi Devassy AFA   got lost - ejected. ...More

25 Apr 97 Kiran HJT-16 T       Bidar Mk 1a

15 Sep 97 Kiran HJT-16 T       Bidar Mk1a Human error

23 May 98 Kiran HJT-16 T       Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS

01 Oct 99 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Kiran Gangotri AFA   Bidar AFS Cr Ekalara Tanda Village ...More

14 Oct 99 Kiran HJT-16 T Fg Offr C Marathe* FTW   Hakimpet, Jagdevpur Medak ...More

08 Dec 99 Kiran HJT-16 T Lt Cdr Sanjay Chitnis NAVY   INS Dega, Cr Vzg Rly Lines ...More

23 May 00 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr S Nema AFA U-837 Cr Nittor Vill, TO Bidar AFS Both Pts BO ...More

03 May 01 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr Sanjay Gaur* FIS   Cr Zoo Park Vandalur TO from Tambaram ...More
08 May 01 Kiran HJT-16 T Flt Cdt Shishir Sukant AFA U-778 Cr Daramanga Vill, RR Dist Pilot Baled out ...More

24 Oct 01 Kiran HJT-16 T       Unk RSQH

06 Nov 03 Kiran HJT-16 T Sqn Ldr Gokul* FTW   Cr Anthayapalli 25km from Hyd F/O Shrivastava k ...More

27 Dec 05 Kiran HJT-16 T Wg Cdr Rahul Bapat ASTE U-73? Sqn Ldr Deepak. BO Cr Rajarajeswari Ngr nr Mysore ...More

18 Mar 06 Kiran HJT-16 T Wg Cdr Dhiraj Bhatia* SKAT   Cr during demo at Bidar Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh ...More
Date of Crash  29 Oct 84 Aircraft Type  Kiran HJT-16
Serial Number   Unit  FTW
Pilot details  Plt Offr O M Nirmal Kumar
Short Text  Ejected - Jamnagar range during Armament Practice
Details  Date not exact - only year is confirmed as 1984