IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


0 : 1 1933 : 2 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 6 1941 : 40 1942 : 86 1943 : 49 1944 : 50 1945 : 94 1946 : 90 1947 : 69 1948 : 22 1949 : 17 1950 : 13
1951 : 17 1952 : 54 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 17 1962 : 26 1963 : 25 1964 : 30 1965 : 94
1966 : 18 1967 : 31 1968 : 25 1969 : 21 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 35 1973 : 25 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 14 1982 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 31 1987 : 27 1988 : 35 1989 : 29 1990 : 25 1991 : 24 1992 : 25 1993 : 16 1994 : 34 1995 : 23
1996 : 24 1997 : 20 1998 : 25 1999 : 38 2000 : 28 2001 : 29 2002 : 32 2003 : 15 2004 : 22 2005 : 21 2006 : 10 2007 : 17 2008 : 12 2009 : 17 2010 : 16
2011 : 17 2012 : 14 2013 : 10 2014 : 12 2015 : 13 2016 : 10 2017 : 9 2018 : 15 2019 : 12

A total of 2191 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
08 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2113 - -
1SFTS PT-B dam 8-6-42 SOC 44 ac tipped over during main
09 Jun 42 Wapiti IIA K1254 Plt Offr Francis Mousinho*
Plt Offr Lakshman Sarup*
5CDF Lost at Sea , Plt Offr Francis Mousinho MIA
10 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7484 Plt Offr C G Devasher
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned in FL in bad weather on navex 13m SW of
15 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2106
1SFTS ARSC Bamga;pre I/c collapse at Goldfield, Mysore 1
16 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7539 Plt Offr Gopal Dass
1SFTS stalled onldg uc collapse ambala 16-6-42
25 Jun 42 Audax (India) K3102 Plt Offr F E Banburry RAF
Cpl A W McKinnion
1SFTS Uc collapse Ambala 25-6-42
10 Jul 42 Hart (India) K2130 Plt Offr M A Khan
1SFTS NB-E EngCutUClps on FL Toda, 16m NW of Samli 10-
11 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5603 Plt Offr Gage RAF
Plt Offr M I Khan
1SFTS caught fire after ldg Ambala 11-7-42
14 Jul 42 Hart (India) K3922
1ATU sw on ldg ovrtrn Bairagarh 14-7-42 1AGS(I)
15 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K2290 Fg Offr Homi Burjorji Dorabji
2AACU 2AACF Crashed at Bangalore, 15 Jul 42
16 Jul 42 Wapiti V J9757 Sgt Openshaw
Cpl Mathews
1AACU Cr Drigh Road, Cpl Mathews Injured along with pilo
25 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K1290
Plt Offr Nasir-Ud-Din*
5CDF Crashed in Bay of Bengal P/O Nasir Ud Din also kil
25 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5568
1ATU 1ATU EC OT FL Pempora 25-7-42
30 Jul 42 Audax (India) K4856 Plt Offr Z A Sanjana*
3 Cr on Tac R Mission to Dara Khel, AG Ayre Killed
02 Aug 42 Hudson FH213 Fg Offr Dhrubendra Chandra Bhanj Deo*
Fg Offr Krishna Lal Mukherjee*
353RAF Flew into ground during storm at Tanga Lycundi
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2114 Plt Offr A S Latif
Click to View Record 1SFTS overturned after FL 8m NE f Ambala 3-8-42
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2096 Plt Offr Noah
1SFTS overturned FL landing in bad weather alipur 14m N
04 Aug 42 Tigermoth II DG507
1CDF FL 5m W of Bamrauli due to Engine failure . Ac fat
06 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2109 Plt Offr Faiz Ahmed
1SFTS overshot forcelanding at Ambala 6-8-42
22 Aug 42 Atlanta AW15 DG451
1CDF Cr at St Thomas Mt Burned out G-ABTI 3 Cr K
27 Aug 42 Audax (India) K4858
1ATU overturn in FL Bairagarh 27-8-42
08 Sep 42 Hart (India) K8627
1SFTS Stalled at low altitude and crashed, Khera, 8 1/2m
11 Sep 42 Audax (India) K7442 Plt Offr M S Khan
1SFTS EC Hit Tree in FL 1m SE of Ambala 11-9-42
15 Sep 42 DH86A HX789
5CDF Cr on TO from cochin due to incorrected swing
15 Sep 42 Audax (India) K3088 Plt Offr Ballick RAF
1SFTS 1 SFTS w/o 15-9-42 Cr and Burnt at Sangrin, Patia
17 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5237
3 3s tipped up kanpur 17-9-42
18 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5581
3 3s stalled on TO Mirmasha 18-9-42
03 Oct 42 Audax (India) K7547 Plt Offr A S Sekhon
1SFTS Bounced on ldg and uc collapse 3-10-42 fuselage to
03 Oct 42 Audax (India) K5597 Plt Offr F J Dee RAF
1SFTS hit tree on appr and spun into gd Ambala 3-10-42 1
20 Oct 42 Tigermoth VT-APN Offr Cdt U K Nair
1EFTS
22 Oct 42 Dragon Rapide DH89 AX806
2CDF ex TATA VT-AIZ cr on ldg at Juhu
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ALC Offr Cdt Faruki
1EFTS heavy landing at Begumpet, uc collapse and ac turn
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMR Offr Cdt Jaganathan
1EFTS swung after landing and crashed into VT-AOC damagi
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AOC
1EFTS struck by VT AMR which swung on landing AC WO Begu
25 Oct 42 Hart (India) K2093 Plt Offr Subhas Kishore Ray*
2CDF Dived into Sea
28 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-APN Offr Cdt W R Meneziz*
1EFTS Crashed out of control near ground at Begumpet - D
04 Nov 42 DH60 Moth Major MA931
1CDF engine failure on TO St Thomas Mount
09 Nov 42 Hart (India) K2091
1ATU stalled on ldg Bairagarh 9-11-42
16 Jan 43 Audax K5594 Plt Offr J L Loam RAF
Plt Offr W M Awan
1SFTS Crashed on trg sortie at Ambala
23 Jan 43 Tigermoth II AX798
1SFTS VT-AIF eng failure on TO from George strip FL SOC
23 Jan 43 Hart (India) K2124 Fg Offr H M Hart RAF
AC D M Collier
1SFTS eng ct, overturn in FL at tofanpur, :Punjab 23-1-4
28 Jan 43 Audax (India) K5583
1ATU 1ATU sol and OT Bairagarh 28-1-43 ROS
03 Feb 43 Tigermoth VT-ALH Offr Cdt Kolhatkar
1EFTS
04 Feb 43 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANB Plt Offr M Anwar
Offr Cdt Wood
1EFTS Cr at hakimpet ALG during LL aerobatics SOC Cat E2
05 Feb 43Wellington III B HF673 Sgt Amar Chandra De*
1OADU Cr off cliff from Portreath runway ac onway to Gib
07 Feb 43 Vengeance Fg Offr Kartar Singh
7 crashed at Kabul river , Flt Sgt Ghosh OK
21 Feb 43 Audax (India) K4840 Plt Offr Ghisad
3 1 SFTS 3s, taxied into tent Ismail Khan LG 21-2-43
23 Feb 43 Audax (India) K7503 Plt Offr Madhusudan Murlidhar Date*
1SFTS flew into high ground 1.5 m S of Kasauli 23-2-43 1
27 Feb 43 Audax (India) K5574 Plt Offr Lall Singh
3 3s taxied into obstruction Risalpur 27-2-43 ROS
27 Feb 43 Hart (India) K2112
1SFTS hit by Audax K3088 23-12-41 uc collapse on FL at B

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