IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1946 : 90

A total of 90 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
08 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe MV301 Fg Offr R C Dhawan*
Click to View Record 7 engine cut TO on Offensive Recce Miranshah, Cr L,
09 Sep 46 Spitfire VIII MT872 Flt Lt A R Pandit
Click to View Record 2 Kohat FL outside airfield 1mSE eng failure
12 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH619 Fg Offr M U Haq*
2 engine cut on tao, forcelanded on rocky surface 1
12 Sep 46 Spitfire XIV MT848 Fg Offr T B Chowdary
6 eng fail during LL Flying at Ranchi FL - ac Cat E
14 Sep 46 Vengeance IV FD382 F/Sgt Royston Moore*
22AACU 10m S of Bhopal ac caught fire and crashed
17 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD269 Fg Offr D'Eca
3 Birdhit during formation flying, BL 5 m from Kolar
18 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD387 Plt Offr J R Peters
6 tyreburst on TO from Ranchi, BL besides runway
23 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ169 Fg Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 left peritrack while taxying fell in ditch, prop a
25 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ118 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) stalled whiel landing, bounced, nose tipped, uc da
12 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT873 Plt Offr F D Irani
1SFTS trying to avoid parked ac after landing ran into f
25 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV205 Fg Offr H H Beale
10 engine cut on recce, BL 17m NW of Jessore
25 Oct 46 Spitfire XIV MV374 Plt Offr P B Bhandarkar
8 Kolar ac swung to starboard and left runway - pilo
06 Nov 46 Harvard II FE546
Lalror BL after eng fail
08 Nov 46 Spitfire XIV TZ163
6 Ranchi ac overturned after swinging on TO on runwa
24 Nov 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG606 Flt Lt J W G Marley
Click to View Record 1 Engine trouble on cross country, belly landed at Y
02 Dec 46 Hurricane II LE704 Fg Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 9 Peshawar u/c dam in initial ldg Pilot went around
04 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe SM893 Fg Offr N K Lalkaka
Click to View Record 8 cross country flt Bhopal to nagpur, got lost in cl
09 Dec 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH636 Plt Offr O'Brian
Click to View Record AFS(I) hit by NH901 whilte stationary at Ambala
17 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ185 Plt Offr P E Harrington
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut on apprach, BL at Ambala
17 Dec 46 Tigermoth II DG524
2EFTS Zabeli - instr distracted during touch and go prac
30 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe RM969 Plt Offr Hakim Rai*
6 Went out of control after looping at 3000feet at R

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