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
04 Jul 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Leonard Dewin Coello +
3 Sqn K in Crash at Pune
01 Aug 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Jesse Walter Davidson +
3 Sqn In Memoriam
08 Aug 48 Tempest II HA-431 Flt Lt Aloysius William Barrette +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn AC cr on TO at Jammu during airtest
12 Sep 48 Tempest II HA-411 Fg Offr Donald George Baptiste +
7 Sqn SD by AA Fire Kishen Ganga Valley
14 Sep 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Melville Vivian Ducasse
3 Sqn Hyd Ops Sortie to Hospet ac CrL at Sholapur
14 Sep 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Tilak Raj Behal
3 Sqn Hyd Ops Sortie to Hospet ran out fuel Plt BO Bagal
24 Sep 48 Spitfire VIII JG-325 Flt Cdt S C Samuel +
AFS(I) Cr near Jagadhri MAC during formation flying http:
03 Oct 48 Tempest II HA-363 Fg Offr Urmston George Wright
7 Sqn SD by our own AA over Kishenganga, Baled Out.
05 Nov 48 Tempest II HA-416 Plt Offr Ivor Patrick Carrapiett +
10 Sqn Accident DNE
09 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Terence Roy Frantz +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Sigamany Lokanathan +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Dec 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Nevile Charles Isacke +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Jan 49 Auster Lt A D Singh +
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
28 Jan 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt K Abraham +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
09 Mar 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt S B Borkar +
AFS(I) 6 mi N of Ambala
28 Mar 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Trilok Nath Bhanot +
Click to View Record RIAF Ambal Did not recover from Spin - Killed
29 Mar 49 Devon Flt Lt K G Bhim Rao
AHQ Comm S Crash landed 50km from Jodhpur - aircraft written
03 May 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Arthur Srihari +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn k in crash
29 Jul 49 Tempest II HA-536
3 Sqn Cr 18m from Dhond Source: http://pibarchive.nic.i
26 Oct 49 Tempest II HA-444 Fg Offr Percy Edward Harrington
Click to View Record 1 BRD Possibly Repaired Belly landed - Undercarraige collapse
29 Oct 49 Spitfire VIII JG-686 Plt Offr C K Nauker +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
01 Nov 49 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Ramchandra Vasudeo Ghisad +
4 Sqn failed to pull out of dive - Hyd FPD
03 Nov 49 Tempest II HA-575 Flt Lt Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record 1 AFA Baled out after colliding with Tempest - Second ba
03 Nov 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Kapal Dev Khanna +
1 AFA Collided with Tempest flown by PVS Ram - killed
11 Nov 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Gurdev Singh +
2 AFA In Memoriam
16 Nov 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Baldev Singh Dogra
Click to View Record 10 Sqn collided with above - Plt BO
16 Nov 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Neville Wyse Harrison +
10 Sqn Bird hit and MAC with wingman over Cal 11k in all
21 Dec 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Kitto +
2 AFA In Memoriam
29 Dec 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Madan Lal Jhingan +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
19 Apr 50 Tigermoth DH-82 Fg Offr Mahendra Singh +
1 AFA In Memoriam
28 Apr 50 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Kenneth Merals David +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr ferrying a snagged aircraft to Pune
15 May 50 Tempest II Fg Offr Y Datt
3 Sqn BO at 1000 feet when aircraft caught fire Pune
14 Jun 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Satish Kumar Khanna +
CTU Stalled during Approach Ambala
01 Jul 50 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt P R Singh +
k in Night Force landing
15 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII HS-677 Plt Offr Syed Ali Mohd Mobarak +
CTU Died during a height climb Sortie. Source : htt
18 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Samesh Chander Goulatia +
CTU Killed in Spitfire Crash
26 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Satyendra Kumar Gorawala
CTU Cr due to engine failure after touchdown
22 Aug 50 Spitfire XVIII
CTU Crashed in an out-house of a bungalow and caught f
29 Aug 50 Prentice Civ Pt Edward W Todd +
Fg Offr Shri Kishen Kaul +
HAL Aircraft broke up.
21 Sep 50 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt P R Singh +
In Memoriam
15 Nov 50 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Naresh Chandra Bhatnagar +
2 AFA In Memoriam
11 Dec 50 Prentice Flt Lt Deryck Borkman Pigott +
Click to View Record HAL Collided with another ac and cr
01 Jan 51 Devon Flt Lt Faredun Dinshaw Irani
AHQ Comm S Cr l at Jaipur
07 Feb 51 Vampire FB52 Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh Dogra +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn The pilot was authorised to carry out a solo aerob
07 Feb 51 Tempest II Plt Offr Stephen Patrick Michael +
4 Sqn Prop detached, BO over Western Ghats
05 Apr 51 Tempest II HA-578 Plt Offr Kishin Advani
CTU Ambala Wheel came off during ldg, nosed over
26 Apr 51 Auster Capt B Singh +
ARMY In Memoriam
31 May 51 Tempest II Plt Offr Norman Eduljee +
In Memoriam
19 Jun 51 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Vikramajit Rikh +
Plt Offr Julius Celio Rodrigues +
3 Sqn Stalled at Jamnagar 2 killed
20 Aug 51 Liberator B-24 HE-790 Flt Lt Tylden Osborne Wynne +
Plt Offr Rusi Captain +
6 Sqn 11 k when ac cr at Pune. Nav PC Sreedharan (4112).

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.