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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 670
ANSWERED ON:  26.06.2019
Aircraft Crashes
Prataprao Jadhav
Suresh Kodikunnil
Will the Minister of



DEFENCE be pleased to state:-


(a) the number of aircrafts of the Air Force which have crashed during the last three years and as on date, year-wise;

(b) the quantum of loss incurred due to it;

(c) whether the Government has conducted any investigation regarding the said aircraft accidents; and

(d) if so, the details and the outcome thereof along with the action taken in this regard?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
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(a) & (b): The details of aircraft crashes during last three years are as follows:
Year Fighter Helicopter Transport Trainer
2016-17 06 02 01 01
2017-18 02 - - 03
2018-19 07 02 - 02
2019-20
(till 20.06.2019) - - 01 -

The current quantum of provisional loss for the last three years is approximately Rs.524.64 crore in respect of 11 crash cases which have been closed.

(c) & (d): Every aircraft accident in the IAF is investigated by Court of Inquiry (CoI) to ascertain the cause of accident and the recommendations of the completed Court of Inquiry are implemented.
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