Monday, December 9, 2013

35 IAF Crashes in past three years

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
        Monday, December 9, 2013

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During the last three years and current year, 35 aircraft/helicopters including 3 MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force have crashed as below:
2010-2011                   -           12
2011-2012                   -           13 (01 MiG-29)
2012-2013                   -           06
2013-2014                   -           04 (02 MiG-29s)
In the above accidents, apart from loss of aircraft, 28 Defense Personnel and 5 civilians have lost their lives.
Every accident/incident is followed by Court of Inquiry and the recommendations of all the completed Court of Inquiry have been implemented.  Armed Forces have taken various preventive measures like invigoration of Aviation Safety Organization, streamlining of accident/incident reporting procedure, analytical studies and quality audits of the aircraft fleets to identify vulnerable areas to reduce aircraft accidents.  Also, accident prevention programmes have been given an added thrust to identify risk prone/hazardous areas specific to the aircraft fleets and operational environment to ensure safe practices/procedures.
This information was given by Defense Minister AK Antony in a written reply to Anandrao Adsul and others in Lok Sabha today.

1 comment:

  1. Sad but the only consolation is that there is a visible improvement in 2012-13 and 2013-14. To get a better idea of the safety we should get statistics in terms of accidents and incidents in thousand/ million hours of flying. What are the statistics for Air Forces of other countries. Obviously there is a crying need for better reliability.