IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 5 1945 : 31 1946 : 70 1947 : 38 1948 : 2 1949 : 3 1950 : 5 1951 : 4 1952 : 5 1953 : 10 1954 : 2 1955 : 1

A total of 176 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
15 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII HS-677 Plt Offr Syed Ali Mohd Mobarak +
CTU Died during a height climb Sortie. Source : htt
18 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Samesh Chander Goulatia +
CTU Killed in Spitfire Crash
26 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Satyendra Kumar Gorawala
CTU Cr due to engine failure after touchdown
22 Aug 50 Spitfire XVIII
CTU Crashed in an out-house of a bungalow and caught f
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Subrata Biswas +
14 Sqn Possible MAC
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Jaydev Gurubhashya Hiramat +
14 Sqn Possibly MAC with below . http://pibarchive.nic.in
05 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Radharaman Nandi +
2 Sqn No Details 51 PC
20 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bhagwant Singh Mangat +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
02 Feb 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-652 Fg Offr Parveen Chander Soni +
15 Sqn
04 Apr 52 Spitfire XIX HS-701 Fg Offr Suraj Prakash Dutt
Click to View Record 101 Sqn U/C abnormal extension, BO safely, Chakeri
05 Apr 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-679 Plt Offr Inder Mohan Chopra
Click to View Record 14 Sqn BO Jamnagar coast - target drogue fouled elevator
28 Jun 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-989 Lt Menon (IN) +
14 Sqn Off field landing Dhubhalia
29 Jul 52 Spitfire XVIII HS-980 Fg Offr G P K Menon
15 Sqn Cat E
12 May 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-692 Plt Offr Narinder Kumar Malik
Click to View Record Wheels up landing
28 May 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-987 Fg Offr Satish Kumar +
14 Sqn Engine failed on TO from Barrackpore. Crashed near
22 Jun 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-984 Plt Offr Sukhjinder Singh
29 Jul 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-996 Plt Offr Krishnaswamy Rangachari
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL 1.5 m NW of Meerut after getting lost
06 Aug 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-617 Fg Offr Rasiklal Popatlal Dave +
14 Sqn
22 Aug 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-979 Plt Offr Kartar Singh Gill +
1 AFA Spun into ground Hakimpet
01 Sep 53 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bharati Kumar Chatterji
CTU Nosed over at Hakimpet
24 Nov 53 Spitfire XIX HS-693 Plt Offr Rudolph Joseph Hourigan
101 Sqn Stalled on approach to Palam Cat E
15 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-679 Plt Offr Yeshwant Srinivas Padbidri
1 AFA Cr when ac swung on landing
16 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-663 Plt Offr Rajinder Pal Singh +
1 AFA Cr during LL Roll 5NM NW of Hakimpet
02 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Niravar Singh +
14 Sqn crashed near Midnapur
21 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII HS-648 Fg Offr Daya Krishan Bhatnagar +
14 Sqn Crashed at 12-30 hours five miles south-west of Ka
26 Jul 55 Spitfire T IX Flt Lt Iqbal Krishan Kumar +
Plt Offr Yash Pal Wadhawan +
CTU In Memoriam

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