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
05 Mar 44 Defiant TT II DS143
22AACU Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh
08 Mar 44 Hurricane II B BG739 Fg Offr Mohammed Nawaz Kasrani*
1 Caught fire due to possible Glycol Leak Cr Killing
01 Apr 44 Vengeance AN797 Fg Offr E H Dadabhoy*
Fg Offr Jamshed Dordi
Click to View Record 7 Cr in Valley W of Imphal, Killing pt, J H Dordi OK
02 Apr 44 Vengeance Fg Offr D M Engineer
7 Hit bund on take off , crashed. crew Ok
02 Apr 44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr M F Gracious*
6 SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
04 Apr 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott*
Click to View Record 1 SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road
06 Apr 44 Defiant TT II AA482
22AACU Jamshedpur
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS405 Fg Offr Harbans Singh Thapar*
6 Hurricane collided with other aircraft
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIc JS408 Fg Offr G C S Babra*
Click to View Record 6 Hurricane collided with other aircraft
25 Apr 44 Vengeance AN678 Fg Offr N J Duggan
7 CrL near Shillong, Crew OK Flt Sgt Wijeyendran
01 May 44 Defiant TT II AA470
1AGS Bairagarh, Madhya Pradesh
08 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade*
Click to View Record 1 SD in flames Arakan front
08 May 44 Vengeance AN834 Fg Offr M Latif Khan*
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 FL after Eng Trble at TO, Pt Killed, Flt Sgt Ghosh
16 May 44 Vengeance AN618 Fg Offr Hazen Edward Dougherty RCAF *
8 Failed to pull out of Dive in Baguna Area
16 May 44 Spitfire P8213 Fg Offr George Vurghese*
61OTU MaC spit - other ac ok serial not sure
21 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih*
1 SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area
28 Jun 44 Tigermoth II DG462
1EFTS heavy landing at Begumpet, uc collapse
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD897 Fg Offr Abdul Hafeez*
1 FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD651 Fg Offr Antonil Chuyil Prabhakaran*
Click to View Record 1 FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
01 Aug 44 Defiant TT II AA538
22AACU Uttarlai
14 Aug 44 Hurricane II Plt Offr Michael Blake
Click to View Record 42RAF Cr L near Tamu after Glycol leak and engine failur
25 Aug 44Typhoon F Plt Offr S D Thaygarajan*
263RAF SD over Normandy
10 Sep 44 Spitfire EP133 Plt Offr Rajendar Singh Sandhu*
Click to View Record 53OTU Cr at Crowle
29 Sep 44 Hurricane II Fg Offr Rajendra Singh
Click to View Record 1 Crashed between Silchar and Imphal
17 Oct 44 Spitfire VIIIc LV738 WO W F Stroud* RAF
8 Engine cut on approach, Crashed
03 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LD240 Fg Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1 Cr inJungle due to Glycol Leak, pt trekked back
07 Nov 44 Tigermoth II DP260
1EFTS Flying Accident at Begumpet
14 Nov 44 Spitfire VIIIc MA672 Fg Offr S A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 engine rough at 300' after TO, belly landed Cat E
15 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr B B Chakraborty*
10 Dived into Ground at Ranchi
27 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LE804 Flt Lt D F Eduljee*
Click to View Record 1 SD by Ground fire during Strafing run at Burma
28 Nov 44 Tigermoth Lt N R Ker
Click to View Record 1EFTS From IA, Crashed after bad landing, AC W/O
30 Nov 44 Tigermoth Fg Offr J B Dordi
Click to View Record 1EFTS Crashed after Bad landing , AC WO
03 Dec 44 Hurricane Fg Offr K V Nair
2 Missing - Burma Ops
06 Dec 44 Tigermoth II DG492
1EFTS Struck Telegraph pole coming into FL 1 M N of Begu
15 Dec 44 Hurricane Fg Offr Ram Saran Sharma*
2 Shot down Ops
15 Dec 44 Tigermoth Lt N R Ker
Click to View Record 1EFTS Forced Landing, AC caught fire and burnt out
30 Dec 44 Hurricane Plt Offr Govind Dattatreya Juvekar*
2 Missing - FTR
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc Sqn Ldr Prithpal Singh*
Click to View Record 3 Dived into ground at Kohat durnig trng flt
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV663 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi
8 hit by MD332 while taxying after landing Cat E
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Flt Lt D E Colebroke RAF
8 Inadvertant wheels up landing at 'George' Nidanai
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD343 Plt Offr E Artus RAF
8 heavy landing downwind at George Airstrip, Nidania
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Jagjit Singh*
IAF Disp F Mid air collision.
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Ishwar Dass*
IAF Disp F Mid air collision.
15 Jan 45 Spitfire Vc MA364 Flt Lt Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
Click to View Record 4 engine failed onTO from beach strip, landed wheels
17 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc Wg Cdr Karun Krishna Majumdar DFC* *
Click to View Record IAF Disp F Dived into Ground
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris*
1 Pt FL aircraft, died of wounds on 27th
01 Mar 45 Hurricane II
3 Cr on Elizabeth island between Ramree and Akyab.
01 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF778
8 engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. acwo
06 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT967
Crashed unk unit
25 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF625 Plt Offr S Banerji
8 engine failure at 8000 feet, forcelanding in openc

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