IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1933 : 1 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 5 1941 : 9 1942 : 11 1943 : 1

A total of 30 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Sep 33 Wapiti IIA J9486 Plt Offr Bhupender Singh*
Plt Offr Amarinder Singh*
Click to View Record Click to View Record 1 Cr during Spin at Padidan AF P/O A Singh kil
04 Jan 35 Wapiti V J9738 Fg Offr Harish Chandra Sircar
AC Abdul Salaam
Click to View Record 1 Cr after hitting troops on ground during low pass
03 Oct 38 Wapiti IIA
1 Ac overshot on landing at Miranshah - wrecked
06 Oct 38 Wapiti IIA Fg Offr Mehar Singh
AC Ghulam Ali
Click to View Record 1 Ac shot down by rebels at NWFP Gnr Ghulam Ali?
16 Mar 40 Wapiti II K1389 Plt Offr D A Samant
FTS Cr Risalpur, Heavy Landing
08 Aug 40 Wapiti IIA J9854 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
LAC M Bhaskaran
Click to View Record 1 LAC Bhaskaran - Cr on return from sortie
21 Oct 40 Wapiti IIA K2294
6CDF 1s crashed at Drigh Rd, 21 Oct 40, repaired
27 Nov 40 Wapiti V J9735 Plt Offr Arjan Singh
AC1 Narayanan
Click to View Record 1 UC Collapsed during Heavy Landing at Wana, NWFP
27 Nov 40 Wapiti IIA K2304 Plt Offr Wilfrid William Russell
Plt Offr Johnson
2CDF Plt Offr Russell/Johnson crashed Juhu 27 Nov 40. G
10 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K2289
5CDF 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshah
18 Jun 41 Wapiti II K2303 Plt Offr C L Mehta
Click to View Record Flew into ground Jhimpur, Sind
30 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K1289 Plt Offr A M Allahdad
Click to View Record 1 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
09 Jul 41 Wapiti IIA K1257 Plt Offr D P Majoo
1 2s 1s undershot FL while lost, Razmak 9-7-41
04 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1260
5CDF Over Delhi , force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
30 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1269 Flt Lt Eric Sprawson RAF
4CDF crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
07 Nov 41 Wapiti IIA K2276
4CDF crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4CDF Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4CDF Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
20 Feb 42 Wapiti IIA K1308 Plt Offr Arora
Plt Offr Sandhu
5CDF Ditched in Sea of Cochin, P/O Sandhu OK
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1286 Plt Offr J C Verma
Click to View Record 1AACU 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of 2 Sq at DR 16-3-42
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1270 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
4CDF uc collapsed on hvy ldg 16-3-42SOC 6 Apr 42
25 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K2277 Flt Lt D L Small RAF
Plt Offr Mukerjee
4CDF Bulsherry Island - Diamond Harbour Obs Plt Offr Mu
28 Mar 42 Wapiti V J9742 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
4CDF Heavy Landing at Satt airfield called Dunshaw
20 May 42 Wapiti IIA K1271 Plt Offr M L Mishra
1ATU 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42
28 May 42 Wapiti IIA K1291
5CDF ran into soft ground and tipped up Cochin 28-5-42
09 Jun 42 Wapiti IIA K1254 Plt Offr Francis Mousinho*
Plt Offr Lakshman Sarup*
5CDF Lost at Sea , Plt Offr Francis Mousinho MIA
15 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K2290 Fg Offr Homi Burjorji Dorabji
2AACU 2AACF Crashed at Bangalore, 15 Jul 42
16 Jul 42 Wapiti V J9757 Sgt Openshaw
Cpl Mathews
1AACU Cr Drigh Road, Cpl Mathews Injured along with pilo
25 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K1290
Plt Offr Nasir-Ud-Din*
5CDF Crashed in Bay of Bengal P/O Nasir Ud Din also kil
03 Jul 43 Wapiti IIA K1403 Plt Offr Charan Das Sharma *
Sgt G W C Hutchings*
22AACU 2CDF 2AACU(I) , 22 AACU staled 12m N of Bombay 3-7

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