Crashes of Air Force Aircraft



Crashes of Air Force Aircraft

The details of the Indian Air Force aircraft crashed during the last three years till date, year-wise is given below:


Type of Aircraft crashed
No. of aircraft crashed

2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
(as on 19.11.2014)
SU-30
01
01
-
01
Mirage – 2000
02
-
-
-
Jaguar
01
01
01
01
MiG-29
01
-
02
-
MiG-27
-
01
-
-
MiG-21
04
01
02
01
C-130J
-
-
01
-
AN-32
-
-
-
01
Hawk
01
-
-
-
Kiran
02
-
-
-
M-17*
-
02
-
-
ALH
01
-
-
01
Total
13
06
06
05
  

*Apart from the above accidents, 02 Mi-17 helicopters of IAF were destroyed during relief operations, one during 2011-12 and another during 2013-14. IAF aircraft accidents during such operations in aid to civil agencies are not included in the statistics maintained for aircraft accidents.

The loss to be government assessed so far is estimated at Rs. 1161.50 crore in terms of value of crashed aircraft. Every IAF aircraft accident/incident is thoroughly investigated by Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of accident and the recommendations of the completed Court of Inquiry are implemented. Main reasons for these accidents were Human Error and Technical Defect.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri RamdasAthawalein Rajya Sabha today.









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