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
05 May 47 Harvard II b KF114 Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Bose*
Kohat CF Kohat stn flt - AC stalled on turn after TO, LAC J
07 May 47 Spitfire XIVe MV305 Fg Offr N K Mukherjee
6 Starboard tyre burst on TO at Ranchi, BL. NK or MK
14 May 47 Tempest II PR836 Sqn Ldr Madan Lal Mishra
3 Salpur Port u/c collapse on TO and extensive Damag
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe NH837 Plt Offr Ashraff
Click to View Record AFS(I) lost pwoer in circuit, fast appraoch, BL Ambala.
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN157 Fg Offr C T Rhenius
8 engine cut on airtest, belly landed on kolar airfi
22 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN220 Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 lost way on ferry flight, short of fuel, BL at Shi
23 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV459 Plt Offr U A D'Cruz
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cutt, BL in river bed at Mullana village, 1
05 Jun 47 Tigermoth II DG596
2EFTS Jodhpur - ac stalled on appraoch made heavy landin
11 Jun 47 Tempest II PR646 Sqn Ldr A R Pandit
Click to View Record 5 RAF 5 RAF ac uc collapse on ldg - caught fire and burn
11 Jun 47 Spitfire XIVe TX979 Fg Offr G S Sekhon*
Click to View Record 4 flew into mountain ag Okyama Japan, followed by No
11 Jun 47 Spitfire XIVe SM925 Fg Offr J A Martin*
4 flew into mountain at Okayama Japan while followin
12 Jun 47 Tigermoth II EM847
2EFTS Jodhpur - student pilot made bad ldg and cr - inst
18 Jun 47 Tempest II PR596 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 47 Tempest II PR855 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - uc collapse on ldg
20 Jun 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV406 Plt Offr K B Majid
AFS(I) ran short of fuel during aerobatics, belly landed
26 Jun 47 Tempest II PR804 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record engine failure - pilot did FL in paddy field near
27 Jun 47 Anson 19 VL287
40m from jodhpur - fuel ran out carried force land
06 Jul 47 Tempest II PR586 Fg Offr George Henry King
Click to View Record ac swung to port at Miransha and tipped over.
15 Jul 47 Tigermoth II DP262
2EFTS Banar Landing ground in rajputana - ac stalled pri
15 Jul 47 Tigermoth II DP262
2EFTS Flying Accident at Jodhpur
16 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT912 Plt Offr G S Guron*
1SFTS dived on low level flight at Gara Village 3m S of
18 Jul 47 Harvard II b FE971 Plt Offr Robert William Traise*
ac struck water while LLflying over river in PUnja
24 Jul 47 Tempest II PR548 Plt Offr H S Bedi
Click to View Record ac tyre burst on ldg - ran over runway and nosed o
26 Jul 47 Tempest II PR534 Flt Lt Dewan Balwant Rai*
2 flew into blind valley - struck gorund in bad weat
30 Jul 47 Spitfire XIVe NH759 Plt Offr Zafar Masud
Click to View Record AFS(I) tyre burst on TO, BL Ambala
30 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT993
AFS(I) tyre burst on TO BL at Ambala
05 Aug 47 Spitfire VIIIc JG378 Plt Offr R C Malani
AFS(I) Ambala, uc collapse on landing acwo
15 Aug 47 Tempest II PR565
ac left runway at Lahore and overturned
27 Aug 47Unidentified T Flt Cdt Kirit Bhushan Sharma+
In Memoriam
28 Aug 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Mohan Dev Suri +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr in bad weather on ferry flight Bom to Pune
28 Aug 47 Spitfire VIII MT-783 Plt Offr Raghu Nath Bansilal +
AFS(I) The assistance of the authoriti3 LId geral public
02 Sep 47 Spitfire Plt Offr Kshitimohan Nilkanth Kashalkar +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
27 Sep 47 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Satinder Lal Rikhye +
Fg Offr Harish Chandra Francis Mayadas +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr while landing at Palam. 5 Cr Killed. S/L RS San
10 Oct 47 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Arjun Singh Negi +
In Memoriam
23 Oct 47 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Honnappa Harolhalli Annaiya +
In Memoriam
31 Oct 47 Dakota C-47 MA-965 Flt Lt Clifford Joseph Mendoza +
Fg Offr Trevor Reginald Peters +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Pirpanjal killing some 20+ people. F/O US Th
05 Nov 47 Spitfire VIII MT-595 Fg Offr Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record AFS(I) Lost way in dark on ferry to Srinagar. BO near Mur
11 Nov 47 Tempest II PR-836 Sqn Ldr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Injured in Crash at Pune
01 Dec 47 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by Ground fire
10 Dec 47 Tempest II
7 Sqn Baled out after damage by ground fire
28 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Tilak Raj Behal
3 Sqn Crashed on Forced Landing
29 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Amit Singh Bakhshi
8 Sqn ac crashed landing at jammu caught fire
15 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-749 Fg Offr Donald George Michael
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Battle Damage, Ac Cr and overturned Jammu
16 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-597 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn SD by AA fire
21 Mar 48 Dakota C-47 VP-914 Wg Cdr Karori Lal Bhatia
Fg Offr Das
Click to View Record 12 Sqn w/o dam by arty fire Poonch airstrip
22 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-660 Flt Lt Saradindu Das Gupta +
10 Sqn during an operational sortie in Kashmir
12 May 48 Tempest II PR-601 Fg Offr Derek Austin O Brien +
8 Sqn Stuck throttle on Ldg at Jammu. Crashed
14 May 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Dilip Kumar Sen +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Jun 48 Spitfire Flt Cdt S Bhattacharjee +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
01 Jul 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Vijendra Nath Bhargava +
4 Sqn In Memoriam - Aircraft overturned after landing.

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