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 : 26 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 : 26 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 32 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 : 13

A total of 2195 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Apr 45 Spitfire XIVe Fg Offr S M Zahid*
8 missing from ops in Kyaukpyu area
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta DFC*
Click to View Record 1 Cr near Kumbhirgham
14 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Kochar*
7 Cr at XXX III Corps HQ at Pagan
28 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Bola Ramesh Rao*
Click to View Record 7 Ran into wiretrap over Irrawadi.
30 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Narayan Shamu Prasad*
Click to View Record 7 SD by GF at Allanmyo, Cr in Irrawady
03 May 45 Hurricane Iic Plt Offr David Smith Greenhorn
151OTU Cr at Peshawar - Spun in during Air To Air sortie
11 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV301
1SFTS Student pilot forgot to lower undercarraige by mis
15 May 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Dorab Maneckshaw Engineer*
7 Dam by GF at Henzada, Cr while BL
15 May 45 Spitfire Vc JL768
22AACU DrighRoad, ac caught fire during engine test run o
16 May 45 Hurricane IID KW881
Pilot on Aerobatics sortie, went into spin , bo
19 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE994
9 Ranchi - Roof of hangar collapsed in storm, dam a
19 May 45 Hurricane IV LD236
Ambala - Pilot made heavy landig u/c collapse
20 May 45 Hurricane IIC LD680
FTR from sortie, Pilot was rescued by sampan
21 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV796 P/O Masum Ali Vazir*
FTR from Tactical Recce Sortie over Burma
22 May 45 Tigermoth II DG455 Plt Offr D C Owens RAF
1EFTS Cr near Golconda 6 m SW of Begumpet
23 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE503 P/O Aubrey Archibald Martinnant*
Click to View Record 151OTU ac went into high speed stall and mushed into grou
24 May 45 Hurricane IIB HW668
Karnal - pilot made a precautionary landing after
27 May 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG478 Flt Lt D M Finn RAF
4 Night flying, unable to locate a/f , landed on roa
28 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE127 P/O Alex Paul Daniell*
Click to View Record 151OTU Pilot on range fireing near peshawar, flew too clo
28 May 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT966
4 Crashed
31 May 45 Vengeance II AN921
22AACU Drigh Road - ac did not take off pilot retracted u
02 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LB800
3RIAF St Thomas Mount - Pilot told to go around during l
04 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD414 F/O Khemendra Nath Kak*
Click to View Record 1 Crashed during auth aerobatic sortie - during slow
06 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LE958 F/O V Srihari
Click to View Record 151OTU ac caught fire at 9000ft, pilot baled out at 3000f
10 Jun 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG171 Plt Offr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record 8 Overshot landing without flaps, ran into ditch, uc
11 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC HL865
151OTU Peshawar, ac blown off the rundwway by strong gust
11 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MT840
Ranchi - ac FL affter engine failed at 5000 ft
15 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MT740
9 Hmawbi - forclanded in bad weather
16 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LB892
55m w of ambala - fuel starvation at low level dur
18 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MD331 P/O Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record Yelahanka - eng failure on takeoff pilot crashland
22 Jun 45 Hurricane Iic LE461 WO L F A Closs* RAF
22AACU 40m SE of Poona - ac stuck ground during unauth ae
25 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC BN563
St Thomas Mount - Stbd tyr burst, wheels up landin
28 Jun 45 Spitfire XIVe ?? Plt Offr Rodney Godfrey Buchanan*
4 Cr in Air to ground firing range
30 Jun 45 Defiant TT II AA398
22AACU Ambala - port tyre burst on TO , uc collapse
03 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LF158
151OTU Peshawar, Pilot undertook a sucessful landing afte
09 Jul 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF764 Plt Offr S K Kaul
151OTU retd RAF Crashed
10 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LD945
151OTU Peshawar - Pilot stuck tree during diving attack a
14 Jul 45 Harvard II b FE484 Fg Offr G Saunder
1AFU ac failed to recover from spin - pilot baled out -
17 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LD827
Ambala, ac bounced on ldg and ballooned 20 feet be
18 Jul 45 Hurricane IV LD609
Kaithal - pilot forgot to refuel ac between sortie
19 Jul 45 Spitfire XIV RN189
No details exist but Cat E after accident
21 Jul 45 Vengeance I AP127
22AACU Digri - pilot applied heavy brakes after failure t
25 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LD341
1SFTS Ambala - pilot ignored instructions and taxied ac
30 Jul 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG620 Fg Offr Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record 4 tail chasing, stuck tail of JF883 (F/O TN Ghadiok
31 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LE917
151OTU Risalpur - FL after eng failure.
01 Aug 45 Spitfire VIII F/O Sardar Shah Muhammad Zahid
Click to View Record 8 No details
04 Aug 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT557 Fg Offr R S Shipurkar
8 overshot landing after Ops, went into ditch after
04 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC LB877
ac eng fail on exercise - pilot BL 10m W of Kolar
09 Aug 45 Hurricane IID KW865
151OTU Lachi - pilot lost, BL after fuel ran out.
13 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC LE166
ac on cc flight quetta to multan - lost way and BL

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