IAF loses 10 Aircraft between January and June 2019

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Nation First News:  With the IAF confirming the crash of ill-fated AN-32 Aircraft on June 3 in Arunachal Pradesh, the year 2019 has been confirmed as the worst year for the Air Foces with more than 6 months to go. The IAF had already lost 9 Pilots/Officials till May 2019. The toll has gone up to 22, after the confirmation of 13 deaths in AN-32. The IAF has also lost 10 Aircraft, including a Mi-17 Helicopter.

Here’s the List of Crashes/Losses suffered by the IAF in 2019:

January 2019: A Jaguar from Gorakhpur Air Base, crashed in Uttar Pradesh. Pilot ejected.

February 2019:

– Newly upgraded Mirage 2000 crashed during take-off at HAL Airport, Bengaluru. Both Pilots killed.

– MiG-27 Jet crashed in Rajasthan. Pilots ejected to safety.

– Two Hawk Mk.132 Jets of Surya Kiran Aerobattics team collided and crashed in Bengaluru. 1 Pilot killed.

– MiG-21 Bison Jet downed by Pakistan during a dogfight. Pilot ejected.

– Mi-17 Helicopter destroyed in accidental friendly fire in Budgam, Kashmir. 6 IAF personnel killed.

March 2019:

– MiG-27 crashed in Rajasthan. Pilot ejected

– MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan. Pilot ejected

June 2019: AN-32 Transporter Plane crashed in Arunchal Pradesh. 13 IAF personnel, including 8 crew killed.

Also Read: 

No Survivors at AN-32 Crash Site, confirms IAF

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