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
03 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe NH795 Fg Offr W R N Dani
Click to View Record 4 undershot, hit telegraph wires, u/c collapse, ove
03 Apr 46 Spitfire VIII JG314 Fg Offr R L Jebb
Click to View Record 10 ac landed with tailwheel retrcted at Baigachi in
09 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ152 Fg Offr C A Hall*
Click to View Record 6 unauthorised aircombat practice, cr 4 m E of Namku
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG527 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 engine caught fire on startup at Kolar, ac burnt o
11 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ167 Plt Offr C Shortlands
Click to View Record 1SFTS engine failed, crashed BL in field 1 m NW of Thane
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc LV732 Plt Offr S R Powar
1 tyre burst on take off, tippued up trying to stop.
12 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe RN149 Flt Lt P K Sarkar
7 Overshot into rough ground, uc collapse at maharaj
20 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD400 Fg Offr B S Dogra
Click to View Record 1 hit slipstream of leading ac in frm, lost control,
23 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF782 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
2 Ferrying from Kohat, landed at runway edge, ran of
23 Apr 46 Harvard II FE603
engine fail and fire - pilot and pupil BO
27 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG678 Fg Offr R S Randhawa
3 Engine failure, forcelanded at Kolar AC Cat E
04 May 46 Spitfire XIVe TX976 Plt Offr S Jena
Click to View Record 1SFTS stalled on landing, uc collapse at ambala
06 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD347 Plt Offr W H Walmsley
1SFTS heavylanding in low cloud, BL at Bhopal, Recat E
11 May 46 Hurricane II LE796
22AACU Orella- Pilot forecleanded in a field expecting b
12 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT744 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on lan
13 May 46 Harvard II FE471 Fg Offr Frank Anthony Micetech*
AC cr during touch and go practices- Inst F/L RGH
13 May 46 Spitfire XIVe RM786 Plt Offr S D Singh
1SFTS lost in bad weather, ran out of fuel, BL 1m S of K
16 May 46 Vengeance III FB936
pilot landed near Dhanari in ppor weather
17 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD219 Fg Offr K L Suri
Click to View Record 2 formation flying, engine cut, BL near Mirali FA/E
18 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT728 Plt Offr G Haider
Click to View Record 1SFTS forgot to lower U/C at Bhopal Re-Cat E
19 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD328 Flt Lt A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 lost on crosscountry, shoft of fuel, FL, tipped up
28 May 46 Spitfire XIVe NH865 Fg Offr J R Bearcroft
9 engine cut at 200 feet, bl 12 m W of Hungu
30 May 46 Harvard II FE424
Ambala pilot hit FE 712 during Taxi
30 May 46 Harvard II FE712
Ambala pilot hit FE 712 during Taxi
30 May 46 Harvard II FE432
Aircraft bounced on landing and spun into ground
04 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV236 Fg Offr C K Singha
Click to View Record 9 engine cut on TO, hit ditch overturned at Peshawa
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT987 Flt Lt A K Ganguly
Click to View Record 1 Struck JG489 at Samungli
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG489 Plt Offr K R Jolly
Click to View Record 1 Run into by Spitfire MT987 at Samungly Pt Injured
09 Jun 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ186 Fg Offr V J Clowsley
8 engine cut in circuit, BL 4 m SSE of Trichnopoly
13 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MB971 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 ferry from Kohat to Miranshah. uc collapse on land
19 Jun 46 Harvard II FE719 Plt Offr Sarwan Singh*
AC hit ground 15 M NE of Jalandhar
23 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV403 Flt Lt Phiroze Shah Mehta
Click to View Record 1 unit move, undershot runway, grass landing, overtu
24 Jun 46 Lodestar X AX700
FL on barrackpore race course after Eng fail
03 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe NH806 Fg Offr R B S Karki*
Click to View Record 7 bird hit during cross country flight, lost tailpla
03 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV208 Plt Offr Jyotir Moy Bose*
3 hit palm tree on rising ground while on a LL cross
09 Jul 46 Vengeance IV FD264
22AACU pilot lost way and FL in bad weather at Kasganj
10 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD329 Plt Offr Lakshman Mohan Katre
Click to View Record 1 sqn move to Hakmpet frm Nagpur. Engine falure, BL,
24 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe TX978 Plt Offr G S Dhillon
Click to View Record 7 Kohat FL after eng fail during aerobatics
30 Jul 46 Hurricane II LD408
Kohat CF ac landed heavily damaging U/C
02 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD222 Fg Offr R L Jebb
Click to View Record 10 ferry Bhopal - Brrckpore. Engine cut after TO from
02 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe NH786 Plt Offr S M S Haque
1SFTS engine cut, BL, fuselage broke off 30.25N 76.54E 1
03 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ110 Plt Offr B J G Cazlett
6 Engine failed to pick up on landing, undershot at
08 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD398 Fg Offr D B Rai
2 u/c collapse after Tyre burst from Miran
10 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT611 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
2 heavy landed, tyre burst,BL Kohat
16 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TX974 Fg Offr R K B Singh
9 Engine blew up on starting, ac broke its back caug
21 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ195 Fg Offr P J Oomen*
7 hit ground during dive bomb practice 6m E of Razma
22 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF789
151OTU engine failed, belly landed peshawar, caught fire.
02 Sep 46 Dakota IV KJ819
Barrackpore ac swung off runway after port eng fai
05 Sep 46 Harvard II FE958
Ambala ac swung on ldg damaging oleo leg and cente
06 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD316 Plt Offr R W B Bharadwaj
1 Forgot to lower U/C. Controlled BL Cat AC -> Cat E

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