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
13 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC LE763
ac on cc flight quetta to multan - lost way and BL
21 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC PJ850
Palmaner - Pilot flew ac with zero oil pressure -
28 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC LB589
151OTU 34.18N 71.41E ac BL after eng fail
03 Sep 45 Hurricane IIC HW535
151OTU Fatehjang - ac BL after eng fail at 2000' due to c
04 Sep 45 Hurricane II HW669
151OTU 33.58n 71.58 E ac BL after eng failure during exer
06 Sep 45 Beaufighter I T5214
22AACU 3m NW of Ambala - Pilot made BL after eng failure
15 Sep 45 Hurricane IID KW794 Plt Offr Hidayat Ali Raja*
ac stalled during unauthorised beatup of a house a
19 Sep 45 Hurricane IId KZ861 Plt Offr Ashok Katju*
3 Risalpur - Tyre Burst on ldg overturned
25 Sep 45 Spitfire Plt Offr Bhaskar Dutt*
Click to View Record 151OTU 31PC Killed in Spitfire Crash
27 Sep 45 Vengeance IV FL555
Caught fire on TO Patenga
28 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MD386
Mingaladon - ac fuel pump failure and BL
29 Sep 45 Hurricane IIc BP668
1 Risalpur - Tyre burst on TO - BL
02 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc HW136 Fg Offr D M Oka
Click to View Record 2 abandoned TO as ASI was U/S overran runway into di
05 Oct 45 Spitfire VIIIc MV231 Fg Offr J S Ingle
Click to View Record 9 BL at Jhagpani, Bihar
08 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT837 Fg Offr A K S Ahmed
9 75m W of Ranchi damaged by expl debris from grd BL
11 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc HW781
1SFTS Ambala - BL after engine cut
22 Oct 45 Hurricane IId KW783
1SFTS Ambala Eng lost power on TO overturned
26 Oct 45 Hurricane IId KZ859
6 0.5m N of Baliakeri near punjab BL after fuel floo
29 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc BN188
151OTU Peshawar uc leg collapse swung off runway
29 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT732
151OTU Peshawar - ac bl after emergency landing
08 Nov 45 Spitfire VIII MT839 Plt Offr L Prince-Forster
4 Overshot ldg at Willingdon into Ditch Cat B
13 Nov 45 Hurricane IId KX249
151OTU Akora LG Lost ht on LL navex and hit ground
23 Nov 45 Spitfire VIII JG320
151OTU Peshawar bounced on ldg lost tyre uc collapse and
24 Nov 45 Hurricane II EW682
Kohat - ac bl after eng coolant failure
27 Nov 45 Hurricane IIC LD254
151OTU Peshawar - MAC during practice interception
27 Nov 45 Hurricane IIC LD449
151OTU Peshawar - MAC during practice interception - init
28 Nov 45 Spitfire XIV TZ153
Kohat - ac stalled on approach and landed uc colla
29 Nov 45 Hurricane IIb JS412
7 Maharajpur caught fire in circuit ldg safely but b
30 Nov 45 Defiant TT II AA404
22AACU Vizagapatam - ac BL after hydraulic failure - last
20 Dec 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD291 Fg Offr R L Suri
Click to View Record 10 Hit by Spitfire MV245 at Hmawbi Cat E
20 Dec 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT878
10 Damaged beyond repair in accident - Det Unknown
08 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD402 Fg Offr R L Suri
Click to View Record 10 engine trouble, bl in field 19.18N 90.17E at Yedas
08 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ156 Plt Offr T O Wynne
6 became lost during Sqn move fm Kohat to Ranchi, FL
08 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF831
132R&S engine failure on TO from Mingaladon
09 Jan 46 Spitfire Fg Offr S K Mukerjee DFC*
Ditched in Sea off Juhu. Never found
15 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ107 - -
8 Caught fire duringservicing, burnt out at Mingalad
21 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe SM897 Plt Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 8 swung on TO from Mingaladon, hit ditch and steamro
31 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD333 Plt Offr R D Law
10 U/c fail Hmwabi BUrma
05 Feb 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF227
ferrying, forcelanded near Bankura burntout.
14 Feb 46 Spitfire VIII NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
02 Mar 46 Spitfire VIII MT739 Plt Offr G V Francis
3 15m S of Kolar ac caught fire at 3800 feet FL ac b
05 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ162 Fg Offr T R Healey
6 engine failed, BL at Guldhar. ac later dest by nat
08 Mar 46Meteor III F EE344 Plt Offr Dinshaw Sorab Bamjee*
74RAF UK - Cr in a dummy attack on a Train at Wiltshire
09 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT615 Plt Offr A F E Fernandez
Click to View Record 6 engine cut after TO BL in feild 1 m NW of Ranchi
16 Mar 46 Hurricane II KZ523 Fg Offr Shamim Ul Zafir Khan*
Click to View Record 1SFTS Jullunder - struck tree during unauthorised low fl
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH793 Plt Offr C T Muthayah*
Click to View Record 8 Engine cut, BL near level crossing at Trichnopoly
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH846 Plt Offr P K Ghosh
9 BL in error, ac caught fire at Gurgaon.
28 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV436
3 forgot to lower u/c written off at Kolar
29 Mar 46 Spitfire XIV TZ108 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 7 Maharajpur - swung to port on TO ac hit soft grou
29 Mar 46 Hurricane IV KZ676 Plt Offr Zafar Ali Syed*
1SFTS Ambala - eng fail onTO pilot turned around to FL b

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