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Chronological Listing of Indian Air Force, Naval Air Force and Army Aviation 
related Losses & Ejections

To allow easier navigation around the web site and aid quicker upload of information I have split the losses incurred by the Indian Air Force into chronological  "Losses by Type"

Please click on the aircraft type to visit each list
These will be added to over the next few weeks

         
Folland Gnat Sea Harrier MiG-21 Jaguar HT-2 Trainer
Hawker Hunter Mystere Canberra Sea Hawk Sukhoi Su-7
Toofani
[Ouragon]
Jet Provost MiG-23 MiG-27 HF-24 Marut
Kiran HJT-16 Kiran HJT-16 Mil Mi-8 Mil Mi-17 MiG-29
Cheetah SA-315 Chetak MiG-25 Bell-430 Kiran Mk-1 Trainer
Kiran Mk-1 Trainer Avro HS-748 Deepak HPT-32 Antonov An-32  
HJT-36 Sukhoi Su-30 Dhruv Mirage 2000  
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
11th January 1952
Indian A. F.
Hindustan HT-2 trainer    

crashed from a spin during a test-flight made a maximum weight

     
1st June 1958
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   3 Sqdn Ejected during exercise DNE Fg Offr Sahni   S.N.C.A.S.O.
10th April 1959
Indian A. F.
Canberra B 106 Sqdn Strayed into Pak SD By F86 BO at Rewal. Both Crew Ejected and were repatriated the next day. India Claimed that the Canberra Was on a Weather Mission Sqn Ldr J C Sen Gupta Martin-Baker
Navigator Flt Lt S N Rampal.   Martin-Baker
17th May 1961
Indian A. F.
Toofani(Dassault  Ouragon)
 
IC 870 2 Sqdn
Halwara
While doing aerobatics went into a flat spin and the a/c would not recover Took a decision to abandon at 8000ft F/O  K C Shekhar ejected around 3000ft - no injuries   manual separation
(checking whether M-B or SNCASO)

11th  June 1961


Indian Navy
Sea Hawk N-161 300 Sqdn Cr in Sea off Brawdy, Isle of Wight Lt A G Jog   Martin-Baker
24th July 1962
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa IA-1313 3 Sqdn Pilot was doing Air Combat training with another Mystere when the aircraft flicked into an inverted spin. Pilot was unable to recover aircraft and had to eject quite close to the ground and survived. Aircraft was from Kalaikunda Flt Lt C S Doraiswami   S.N.C.A.S.O.
6th January 1964
Indian Navy
Sea Hawk   300 Sqdn   Lt D K Yadav   Martin-Baker
7th September 1964
Indian A. F.
Gnat IN-162 23 Sqdn TO from Santa Cruz - Pilot Ejected 1600 Hrs     Folland
2nd January 1965
Indian Navy
Sea Hawk       S./LT A.D.Bansod ejected   Martin-Baker
7th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   1 Sqdn Failed to return from raid on Sargodha Sqn Ldr Ajamada B Devayya S.N.C.A.S.O.
7th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Hunter F56 BA-330 27 Sqn Booster Pump Failurenear Sargodha Sqn Ldr Onkar Nath . Kackar ejected   Martin-Baker
8th or 10th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   31 Sqdn hit by ground fireAA Fire ejected in enemy territory. Walked back Flg. Off. D. P. Chinoy ejected in Pakistan, escaped to India   SNCASO
9th or 11th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   32 Sqdn hit by ground fire Flt. Lt. I. F. Hussain ejected in Pakistan, escaped to India   SNCASO
13th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   8 Sqn AAA Lahore Flt Lt L  Sadarangani Lal ejected (POW)   SNCASO
21st September 1965
Indian A. F.
Canberra B(I) 58 IF-970 5 Sqn Shotdown by F-104. Pilot Flg. Off.  M. M. Lowe ejected   Martin-Baker
Nav Fg Off K K Kapur Killed  
22nd September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa IA-1339 3 Sqn Own AAA Lahore Flt Lt P R Ramchandani. Pilot died of wounds SNCASO
29th March 1966
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. Y. M. Bhide   Martin-Baker
27th September 1966
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. A. Sinha   Martin-Baker
1st August 1967
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut   10 Sqdn Lost way BO Jamnagar after Fuel went out DNE By error of Navigation  could not find airfield ejected Date Not Exact Wg Cdr V Krishnamurthy   Martin-Baker
8th April 1968
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut   ASTE Ejected over Kanpur Flt Lt I J S Sandhu   Martin-Baker
1st January 1969
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7U     At Bareilly Wg CdrKoko Sen   Date Incorre
Flt Lt Bamzai    
20th August 1969
Indian Navy
Sea Hawk       Lt. Kanjilal   Martin-Baker
10th  January 1970
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut   HAL Industries Cockpit Canopy unlocked during TO. Canopy failed to separate from aircraft failing to arm the ejection seat. Explosive cartridge problem was suggested at the time Gp Capt Suranjan Das was unable to eject Folland
4th February 1971
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. M. Bhada   Martin-Baker
21st July 1971
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. T. K. Pal   Martin-Baker
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   221 Sqdn SD AA Fire over Tejgaon, Pilot POW. Sqn LdrV Bhutani    

4th December 1971


Indian A. F.
Hunter F56   14 Sqdn Shot down near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre. Sqn Ldr K D Mehra ejected. Sustained injuries that grounded him from further flying.

photo via Bharat Mehra

Martin-Baker
On 13th May 1992 during a simulated 2 vs 1 combat mission Sqn Ldr K D Mehra's son, Fg. Offr. Bharat Mehra, had to eject. 
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   101 Sqdn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected Flt Lt Gurdip Singh    
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   108 Sqdn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected Flt Lt D R Natu    
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7    Sqdn222 SA fire 1728 Hrs Ejected in Pak Terr - Suleimanke Flt Lt P N Saxena    
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   32 Sqdn AAA Fire 1400 Hours at Shorkot Flt Lt M S Grewal    
4th December 1971
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut D-1193 220 Sqdn Shotdown by AA Dharnaro RS Nayachor Flt Lt Pradeep Vinayak Apte  
4th December 1971
Indian A. F
HF-24 Marut   220 Sqdn Shotdown by AA Flt Lt J L Bharghava   Martin-Baker

5th December 1971


Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa IA-954 3 Sqdn SD AAA   0715 Hrs Bhawalnagar Flt Lt Aditya Vikram Pethia    
5th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Hunter F56a A-1014 20 Sqdn SD MirageIIIs Sqn Ldr Jal Manikya Mistry Martin-Baker
5th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7 B-891 26 Sqdn SD AAA   1555 Hrs Lahore Sqn Ldr Dhirendra Singh Jafa    
6th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7 B-854 222 Sqdn SD AAA 1025 Hrs Jassar Bridge Dera Baba Nanak Fg Offr K C Kuruvilla  
K C Kuruvilla also ejected from IAF Sukhoi's on 24th October 1980, and in 1982. This makes him one of, if not the only person, to have safely ejected three times from an Su-7
6th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   101 Sqdn SD 1225 Hrs. Chamb Flt Lt J K Bhattacharya    
6th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa     Engine Failure over Haveli     S.N.C.A.S.O.
7th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Hunter F56   14 Sqdn Ran out of fuel at Dum Dum Pilot Ejected   Martin-Baker
8th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa     SD near Haveli Sqn Ldr A V Kamat   S.N.C.A.S.O.
9th December 1971
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut BD-859 10 Sqdn SD AAA Kotri near Hyderabad     Martin-Baker
10th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7   26 Sqdn SD AAA Zafarwal Area Flt Lt Dilip Kumar Parulkar VM    

13th December 1971


Indian A. F
Mystere IVa IA-1331 3 Squadron shot down by AA fire on a photorecce sortie over the Fazilka area. Sqn Ldr J D Kumar tried to eject but was killed

SNCASO
OR
Martin-Baker

17th  December 1971


Indian A. F.
Mystere IVa   3 Sqdn engine flame out near Haveli     S.N.C.A.S.O.
28th April 1972
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. V.K.Bhatnagar   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1972
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. S. Mehta   Martin-Baker
17th December  1974
Ind N
Sea Hawk       Lt. S. Singh   Martin-Baker
4th March 1976
Indian Navy
Sea Hawk IN-241 300 Sqdn Rolled off deck of INS Vikrant. Pt Ejected U/W Cdr P A Debrass   Martin-Baker
10th June 1976
Indian A. F.
Iskra TS-11 W-1762 FTW failed to recover from spin Sqn Ldr J. Thomas Ejected    
11th November 1976
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7     Practice flypast/Ejected over Ambala. Engine Flameout Aircraft crashed in Ambala Cantonment area. Flt Lt Gehlot    Date Not Exact
7th June 1979
Ind N 
Kiran       Lt. Cdr. S.P.Singh   Martin-Baker
Lt. M. S. Mamik   Martin-Baker
22nd September 1979 Ind AF Marut       Sqn. Ldr. S.C. Batra    

25th January 1980


Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Midnapore 30 km at Salbani Pt BO      
24th October 1980

Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7     Bird Hit aircraft then  crashed in Delhi Fg Offr K C Kuruvilla  
K C Kuruvilla also ejected from IAF Sukhoi's on 6th December 1971, and in 1982. This makes him one of, if not the only person, to have safely ejected three times from an Su-7
1982 - exact date needed

Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7 B-854 222 Sqdn Bird Hit aircraft then  crashed in Delhi Fg Offr K C Kuruvilla  
K C Kuruvilla also ejected from IAF Sukhoi's on 6th December 1971, and 24th October 1980. This makes him one of, if not the only person, to have safely ejected three times from an Su-7
10th February 1982
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut        Flg. Off. S. Mohan   Martin-Baker
22nd April 1982
RAF
 Jet Provost T4 XP564 1TWU Throttle linkage failed. Crashed near Nant‑Y‑Moch Reservoir      
Flight Lieutenant D M McIntyre ejected
Commander Arun Prakash ejected
 
Commander Prakash also had baled out of Vampire FB 52 in 1967
5th May 1982
Indian A. F.
HF-24 Marut     Jodhpur Basani Indl Area Pt BO Sqn. Ldr. S. N. Garg   Martin-Baker
15th November 1982
Indian A. F.
Sukhoi-7     Cr Manmad after TO from Lohegan Pt BO Flt Lt Ravish Malhotra  
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       P.O N.Singh    

1st December 1984


Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FTW Jamnagar range during Armament Practice Plt Offr O M Nirmal Kumar   Martin-Baker
26th February 1986
Indian A. F.
Ajeet   2 Sqdn Engine Flameout DDK Range Air Cmde T K Sen   Martin-Baker
Saturday 7th June 1986
10:45

Iraq Air Force
Su-7u trainer (Moujik)   No.7 Training Squadron
al Waleed
Iraqi Air Force base
[
H-3]
on Jordanian border
Training mission. Engine flamed out below minimum height required for a safe relight
[300 metres at 450 kts]
Crashed about 80kms NNE of Waleed airbase
  KS-4  ejection seat
SP
Lt Mohammad Kais
Iraqi Air Force

ejected
IP
Wing Commander Promin Narain "Chick" Paralkar

Indian Air Force
ejected
KS-4  ejection seat
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
9th January 1987
Indian A. F.
Ajeet   2 Sqdn DNE Ac Rolling to right on finals -Ejt KKD Fg OffrR Radhish   Martin-Baker
4th June 1987
Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Asohi Vill Kutch dist pt BO      
1st November 1987
Ind AF 
Kiran       Cadet V. Saxena   Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. A. J. S. Sandhu   Martin-Baker
1st March 1988
Indian A. F.
Ajeet   2 Sqdn Engine Flamed out Fg Offr T J A Khan   Martin-Baker

5th April 1988


Indian A. F.
Hunter     Cr Asnabani Vill Midnapore dist Wg Cdr Daljit Singh Minhas ejected at low level - parachute did not open - killed Martin-Baker
30th August 1988
Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Kalaikonda Midnapore Pt Killed after BO      
27th September 1988
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Narsapore Pt BO Flt Cdt V S N Murthy   Martin-Baker
1st November 1988
Indian A. F.
MiG-23UM     Bhatinda Village Pt BO     KM-1

5th November 1988


Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Cr Muzafarnagar to Barriely Pt BO      
  Confirm aircraft
15th April 1989
Indian A. F.
Ajeet   2 Sqdn I NAVY Cr  L  a/c in unpopulated area Got SC Lt Uday Kumar Sondhi   Martin-Baker
17th  May 1989
Indian A. F.
MiG-23     Bodakdev Vill Ahmedabad Sqn Ldr Pradeep Singh   KM-1
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
9th April 1990
Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Kagachia Vill Midnapore fm Kalaikonda 3 k on gd      
24th May 1990
Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Jamnagar AFB Tathia vill      

1st December 1990


Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Cr 5 km fm Narsapur Flt Cdt Gurpreet Singh   Martin-Baker
10th January 1991
Indian A. F.
Canberra     Cr Bhaderakhera Vill Sqn Ldr Subhash Mohan killed   Martin-Baker
Wg Cdr Rao also killed   Martin-Baker
10th August 1991
Indian A. F.
Hunter   20 Cr in Midnapore Dist fm Kalaikonda     Martin-Baker
3rd April 1992
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN   221 Sqdn Engine flame out after firing of cannon. Pukdari Vill Pali dist Jodhpr AFS pt bo Sqn Ldr Dhananjay Khote   KM-1
23rd April 1992
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FIS Tambaram AFS Cr thiroppur Pts BO ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
29 April 1992
Indian A. F.
Unidentified     Chegalpatt Dist Alandur      

21st July 1992


Indian A. F.
Iskra TS-11 W-1750 FTW Cr vadapary vill Hakimpet AFS Wg Cdr D V Singh    
10th September 1992
Indian A. F.
MiG-23     Atti vill julundur Adampur AFS Fg Offr V S Dagar   KM-1
11th September 1992
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Bidar AFS Cr Nizamabad Dist     Martin-Baker
9th December 1992
Indian Navy
Sea Harrier IN-612 300 Sqdn       Martin-Baker
20th March 1993
Indian A. F.
MiG-23     Aircraft Canopy detached in flight.Charaj ka dani Jodhpur AFS Flt Lt V S Rawat   KM-1
29th April 1993
Indian A. F.
Iskra TS-11 W-1775 FTW Cr  Hakimpet near Turkapally Lech Budzisz ejected Civ Tadeusz Czekajlo    
2nd May 1993
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   AFA Bidar Cr at narayankhed killed. Flt Cdt U B Umrani   Martin-Baker
8th September 1993
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Cr near Halwara, Ludhiana Sqn LdrRavindranath Rajagopal*   KM-1
2nd December 1993
Indian A. F.
Iskra TS-11 W-1751 FTW Spin recovery failure Hakimpet Civ Miroslaw Golebiowski    
Co-P Witold Sar k    
27 January 1994
Indian A. F.
Mirage 2000     Maharajpur AFS GWALIOR cr in fld      
9th February 1994
Indian A. F.
MiG-29   28 Sqdn Tail broke off in a 3.5G maneuver Cr jejuri 45 km from Lohegaon Pt BO Sqn Ldr Ajay Singh ejected safely    
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
3rd August 1994
Indian A. F.
MiG-25R KP-356 102 Sqdn Cr bareilly while landing     KM-1
26th December 1995
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     The two MiGs crashed in Hoshiarpur District. The Collision occurred over Painsra Village nearl Malhapur Police station pilot ejected   KM-1
26th December 1995
Indian A. F.
MiG-23UM     The two MiGs crashed in Hoshiarpur District. The Collision occurred over Painsra Village nearl Malhapur Police station pilot ejected   KM-1
pilot ejected   KM-1
5th June 1996
Indian A. F.
MiG-23     unspecified technical fault and began to lose height on the outskirts of Jodhpur Cr Outskirts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. pilot ejected safely   KM-1
4th November 1996 Indian Air Force Kiran HJT-16    AFA

 

Cadet Bismi Devassy
 
Martin - Baker
21st January 1997
Indian A. F.
MiG-29 KB-738 28 Sqdn


 

 

Air Cmde C D Chandrasekhar*   K-36
9th March 1997
Indian A. F.
MiG-23MF     33km from Halwara Human Error     KM-1
25th April 1997
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Bidar Mk 1a     Martin-Baker
8th May 1997
Indian A. F.
MiG-23MF     26km from Halwara Tech Defect     KM-1
15th September 1997
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Bidar Mk1a Human error     Martin-Baker
9th October 1997
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN   220 Sqdn 32km from Halwara     KM-1
23rd May 1998
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Cr near Bidar MoD statement in LS     Martin-Baker
1st October 1998
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN   220 Sqdn Cr after TO from Halwara Flt Lt Augustine   KM-1
2nd February 1999
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN   220 Sqdn TO fr Halwara , Cr Samana Sub Division Fg Offr T R Sahu suffered only minor injuries after getting stuck in a eucalyptus tree after he ejected from the plane   KM-1
26th March 1999
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Cr Halwara TD     KM-1
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
8th December 1999
Indian
NAVY
Kiran HJT-16   INS Dega crashed near the Visakhapatnam Railyard Lt Cdr Sanjay Chitnis
ejected
  Martin-Baker
  Lt Cdr Sanjay Chitnis sent this link
14th March 2000
Indian A. F.
Iskra TS-11 W-1742 FTW Tumkunta Village, from Hakimpet Sqn Ldr Vishal Mehta*    
Fg Off KH Singh ejected    
25th March 2000
Indian A. F.
MiG-23UM     Cr Kargil Sector, ejected   KM-1
ejected   KM-1
25th April 2000
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Bhirdhar vill,Patiala Dist, 0810 Hrs Sqn. Ldr. M Raj Kumar*   KM-1
10th May 2000
Indian A. F.
MiG-23     Aitiyan vill, TO fm Halwara 2km Sqn Ldr S S Dalal   KM-1
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
12th March 2001
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN SM-261   TO Halwara Cr Sangrur Dist Sqn Ldr M Vishwas   KM-1
2nd May 2001
also seen as 3rd

Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   FIS
Tambaram
Crashed near Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandhlaur on the outskirts of Chennai shortly after take off Sqn Ldr Sanjay Gaur  [Senior Inspector at Tambaram Air Force Base] 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
5th July 2001
Indian A. F.
MIG-23UM     Cr Thumbali Dani Vill Jodhpur Sqn Ldr Gaikwad    
F/O P P Hudda    
28 August 2001
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN   HE(A) RSQ       KM-1
24th October 2001
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16     Unk RSQH     Martin-Baker
4th January 2002
Indian A. F.
MiG-25R   102 Sqdn Ac hit Mech Rwy Swpr landing at Adampur Sqn Ldr Bhullar   KM-1
21st February 2002
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Pathankot Rs 4.6 Cr Loss     KM-1
15th March 2002
Indian A. F.
MiG-23MF     Cr at Uttarlai -  Bayatu and Sindhari villages Rakesh Sharma   KM-1
26th June 2002
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     TO from Halwara Flt Lt Bharat Kumar

[killed in an MiG-23BN air crash in Rajasthan on February 7, 2004]

  KM-1
4th April 2003
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Cr in Ludhiana 4 k on ground TO Halwara Flt Lt Balwinder Singh Gill   KM-1
7th July 2003
Indian A. F.
MiG-23BN     Cr 1128 - from Halwara - Mianwala Kalai Flt Lt Nikhil Gupta ejected out safely sustained minor bruises.   KM-1
4th December 2003
Indian A. F.
MiG-29     25km from Adampur Sqn Ldr Jawahar Mohammad   K-36
7th February 2004
Indian A. F.
MiG-23   Jaisalmer Airbase crashed during firepower demonstration manoeuvres over Pokhran Range in Rajasthan Flt Lt Bharat Kumar

[ejected from a  MiG-23BN on 26th June 2002 ]

  KM-1
   
23rd September 2004
Indian A. F.
Mirage 2000     Tyre dam on TO Sqn Ldr Harser Singh Gill ordered to Eject safely Martin-Baker
12th October 2004
Indian A. F.
Mirage 2000TH KT-207   Cr 4.5km from Gwalior - Tech Defect Wg Cdr Venkatesh   Martin-Baker
F/L Rangachari    
   
Tuesday
8
th November 2004
8:40 p.m

IAF
Mirage 2000   IAF Gwalior  Engine fire after take-off. Aircraft hit the ground about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from  Air Base Flight Lt. Neehar Gururani killed

Initial reports had erroneously stated the pilot had survived

no ejection
1st February 2005
IAF
Chetak              
18th February 2005
IAF
Cheetah SA-315            
21st February 2005
IN
Chetak            
4th March 2005
IAF
Deepak HPT-32     crashed in Hakimpet Flt Cdt   Sparsh Rana*  
6th May 2005
IN
Chetak       Lt Cdr   D Poddar*    
22nd May 2005
IAF
Mil Mi-8            
21st June 2005
IAF
Mil Mi-17          Gp Capt   Shankar    
19th August 2005
IN
Kamov 28       Lt Cdr   O Sherawat*    
7th September 2005
IN
Chetak       Lt Cdr   H S Pannu*    
19th October 2005
IAF
Cheetah SA-315            
20th November 2005
HAL
Dhruv   HAL   Wg Cdr   Krishna    
19th December 2005
IAF
Canberra PR57       Sqn Ldr   Sanjeev Bedi*   106    
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.  Engine flame out during rejoin for landing. Crashed  in the open field, near the BHEL residential layout and gutted by fire.   Rajarajeshwarinagar area, Bangalore

Aircraft crashed

  Both crew  ejected but sustained minor injuries and taken to Air Force Command Hospital Martin-Baker
Squadron Leader  Narayan Deepak Wing Commander Rahul Bapat
co-pilot
Martin-Baker
Both crew  ejected but sustained minor injuries and taken to Air Force Command Hospital
FEEDBACK

Both test pilots managed to point the aircraft in a safe direction in a heavily built up area preventing large casualties and ejected safely.  Bapat had a miraculous escape after his parachute landed on a 11 KVA electric line (there was a planned load shedding, so the line was not live). Deepak sustained back injuries.

regards
Wg Cdr N Deepak
in email 21/07/2008

                 
                 
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
Thursday 8th June 2006
12.10 p.m

IAF

                                                         photo MOD India
A MiG-29UB Trainer similar to this was lost - both crew ejected safely
During a routine sortie from Bhuj crashed on the uninhabited Pirotan island, 40 km off the coast of Jamnagaran
                      via jagan
photo requested K-36
MiG-29 UB Trainer ??? 28 Squadron

Bhuj Air Force Base, Gujarat

CONFIRM ???
MORE DETAILS ???

Wing Commander A. Nautiyal  - Ejected safely over the sea and rescued -  admitted to a local hospital for treatment Squadron Leader N. K. Mahal- Ejected safely over the sea and rescued -  admitted to a local hospital for treatment K-36
Thursday 28th September 2006
around 3.20 p.m.


IAF
MiG-29   Ambala airbase

Sources:
India News Media

Possible bird strike. Pilot reported an engine problem while preparing to land crashed in the fields  near Sadhopur village about 12 km from the air force base near Ambala city  in India's northern state of Haryana Pilot Squadron Leader V. Naik  ejected and taken to  a military hospital for first-aid   K-36
Tuesday 21st November 2006
7.45 pm (IST)

IAF
MiG-29   Jamnagar airbase routine night sortie, crashed soon after take off near Jamnagar airbase in the vicinity of Sarmat village pilot ejected some minor injuries taken to the IAF hospital for treatment   K-36

Tuesday 8th May 2007 16:00h

IAF
MiG-29   Adampur air base, Punjab Crashed on take off on a routine training sortie from the air base in Punjab. No ground casualties pilot Lt. Commander Vikram Chauhan [on attachment from Indian Navy]  ejected safely   K-36
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
Saturday 22nd December 2007
11.50 a.m

Indian A. F.
 HJT-16 Kiran
Trainer
Surya Kiran Kalaikunda airbase Crashed during take off after refueling at Bhubaneswar Airport on way to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh pilot Wing Commander Rajat Tyagi quickly ejected himself"

It is believed that the pilot was able to get out by himself without using the ejection seat

  Martin-Baker
Tuesday 29th April 2008
IAF
Hawk     Take off aborted at Bidar airport in Karnataka and slid off runway due to a technical problem. Damage unspecified     Martin-Baker Mk.10
Indian pilot escaped without injury British pilot escaped without injury Martin-Baker Mk.10
Some Indian news reports indicate one of the pilots ejected. Confirmation appreciated
Monday 12th May 2008
15:00

IAF
Deepak HPT-32   Begumpet Air Force Academy, Hyderabad crashed just north of the institution near Medak in Andhra Pradesh Female flying cadet
suffered fatal injuries
   
Monday 1st September 2008
IAF
MiG-29   Jamnagar air base crashed about 50 km west of the air base Flight Lieutenant Dheer
ejected
  K-36
Monday 8th September 2008
 

Indian A. F.
Cessna 152   Begumpet Air Force Academy, Hyderabad Crashed in residential area near Begumpet airport in Hyderabad      
Trainee pilot Srinivas
killed in crash
Instructor pilot Niraj Jain died on the way to hospital  
Monday 17th November 2008
12:36

IAF
 
MiG-23   Hashimara air base in Jalpaiguri district Routine training flight. Crashed in east Hashimara area in West Bengal   KM-1
Wg Cdr Sisodia
ejected safely
Flt Lt Kartik
ejected safely
KM-1
 Earlier news reports gave the type as a single seat MiG-27
Wednesday 21st January 2009
08.45

IAF
HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk II
'Surya Kiran'

(Rays of the Sun)
aerobatics team
(SKAT)
Bidar air force base Crashed during a training session in Bidar, Karnataka     Martin-Baker
Wing Commander R. S. Dhaliwal
killed

                              photo IAF
Martin-Baker

Some early reports indicated a second aircraft was involved and that the pilot was seriously injured. It now appears to be misreporting of an aerial vehicle (UAV) that crashed in West Bengal

Wednesday 4th February 2009
Indian A. F.
Hindustan Aeronautics
Intermediate Jet Trainer HJT-36
Prototype Trainer
PT2
  Belly landed at the HAL airport during preparations for  “Aero India 2009” air show   Zvezda K36LT zero-zero  ejection seat
Squadron Leader Baldev Singh (retd.)
[HAL’s Executive Director - Chief Test Pilot (Fixed Wing)]
NO EJECTION
Wing Commander C. Subramaniam
[Indian Air Force fighter pilot on deputation to HAL]
NO EJECTION
Zvezda K36LT zero-zero  ejection seat
Thursday 30th April 2009
10.30 a.m

IAF
Su-30MKI   Lohegaon air base, Pune Crashed on a routine  inspection flight near Rajmathai village 70 km southeast of Jaisalmer in the border state of Rajasthan     K-36
pilot, Wing Commander Siddharth  V. Munje
ejected
survived
navigator, Wing Commander Pushpendra Singh Nara*
ejected
died from injuries
K-36
  *He was presented the VM for meritorious service by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik  on 8th October 2009
Monday 30th November 2009
IAF
Sukhoi-30MKI   Jodhpur Air Base Technical snag during routine flight. Crashed in an open field near Kallaron Ki Dhani, about 5 km from the army's Chandan firing range in Jaisalmer district near Jathegaon, about 40 km from Jaisalmer in the north-western state of Rajasthan     K-36
Pilot - Wing Commander Shrivastav - ejected Co-pilot / Navigator ejected K-36
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

 

               
9th December 1971 Indian Airlines Avro HS-748 VT-DXG   Crashed into mountainside enroute  from Trivandrum to Madurai at Chinnamanur 17 Passengers and 4 Crew members killed.
10 survivors
   
24th December 1996
Indian A. F.
Avro HS-748     Wing fatigue. Crashed near Chennai  at Dubagunta at Nellore on a ferry flight to Hyderabad Sqn Ldr Krishanan Pilot killed  
Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol Co-pilot killed  
Air Force Band of the Academy Lost in crash  
five air/ ground crew and 17 passengers on board lost their lives
Monday 11th January 1999
Indian A. F.
Avro HS-748   Airborne System (CABS)
Bangalore
transport aircraft under test flight.  two km from Arakkonam four crew members all killed  
four Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials    
 
       
Test Pilot
Captain of aircraft
Sqn Ldr NV Seshu
killed
Test Pilot
Co-Pilot
Sqn Ldr Pashupati Venkatraman
killed
??
killed
??
killed
                 

 

 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
22nd March 1986
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32            
25th March 1986
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32 K2729            
4th October 1988
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32   ARC        
15th July 1990
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32            
1st April 1992
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32            
1st April 1992
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32            
7th March 1999
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32 K2673 12sq        
23rd February 2000
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32 K2690    Crashed near the Vijaynagar ALG in Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh near Myanmar border      
19th February 2002
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32   48sq   damaged      
3rd February 2003
Indian A. F.
Antonov An-32   48sq damaged      
Friday 6th March 2009
16.05

Indian
National Aerospace Laboratories
Prototype
Saras
[crane]
14 seat Light Transport Aircraft
  National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)
HAL airport
Caught fire and crashed in a field  near Bidadi, about 30 km from Bangalore Three test pilots killed
 Squadron Leader Ilairaj    
Wing Commander Praveen    
Wing Commander Shah    
Tuesday 9th June 2009
IAF
Antonov An-32   Mechuka,
West Siang district
On routine air maintenance flight to Jorhat in Assam. Crashed in Arunachal Pradesh.

   Indian Air Force Losses

             
Wing Commander Gitesh Jit Singh Butalia
pilot
killed
Flight Lieutenant Varun Kumar
co-pilot
killed
Wing Commander P K Saji
killed
Squadron Leader P Siddharth
killed
Squadron Leader Manash Mishra
killed
Master Warrant Officer Ramesh
killed
Aircraft Attendant Sanjay Kumar
killed

  Indian Army Losses

             
Gunner V Singh
killed
Gunner K Kumar
killed
Gunner S Kumar
killed
Gunner Naik D B S Nanwhegh
killed
Sepoy A K Tirkey
killed
Radio Mechanic R Wangchuk
killed
 
Different media reports give different numbers on board the plane. [between 12 and 14]. This list will be updated as more details are made public
Friday 31st July 2009
09:45

Indian A. F.
Deepak HPT-32 X3216
[confirm??]
     
Air Force Academy Dundiga Crashed while approaching to land approx.2 kilometres from the air base at Annaram village of Jinnaram Mandal near the academy in Medak, Andhra Pradesh Nitin Jain
killed
Chaturvedi ???
killed
 

 

Wednesday 3rd September 2009
State government
 
Bell-430   Begumpet airport, Hyderabad crashed in the dense Nallamala forests
 
Group Captain S K Bhatia
pilot
killed
Captain M Satyanarayana Reddy
co-pilot
killed
ASC John Wesley
Chief Security officer
killed
Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
killed
P Subrahmanyam
Principal Secretary
killed 
  More details appreciated (including full names of deceased)
Friday 30th October 2009
13:20

IAF
MI-17 IV
Helicopter
    Crashed during low level training sortie when it got caught in a cable wire of a bridge. It went down  into the Chenab river reservoir of the Baglihar hydro-electric power project at Tringel in Doda district. four personnel on board    
       
pilot
Wing Commander R Garg
[Garh ??]

killed
co-pilot
Flight Lieutenant S Tomar
killed
technician
Junior Warrant Officer Kundan Singh
killed
technician
Sergeant P K Deepak
killed
                 

              

 

I am indebted to the two authors P. V. S. Jagan Mohan and Samir Chopra for allowing details within the book to be used.

Also for their generous help and assistance in compiling this listing to P. V. S. Jagan Mohan for providing information from his researches and on his excellent website

 

 

more references and acknowledgements will follow shortly

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