IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 1 1944 : 1 1945 : 1 1946 : 8 1947 : 5 1950 : 3 1951 : 2 1952 : 1 1953 : 2 1955 : 3 1956 : 1 1959 : 2 1961 : 2 1962 : 1 1963 : 2
1967 : 1 1968 : 1 1970 : 2 1971 : 1 1972 : 1 1973 : 1

A total of 42 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
09 Nov 43 Harvard II Fg Offr Iqbal Singh*
3 F/O C E Verghese k on Instrument flying sortie
02 Jan 44 Harvard II AH190 LAC Bandi Sri Venugopal*
41SFTS Cr lowflying at Hume Saskatchewan Canada
14 Jul 45 Harvard II b FE484 Fg Offr G Saunder
1AFU ac failed to recover from spin - pilot baled out -
23 Apr 46 Harvard II FE603
engine fail and fire - pilot and pupil BO
13 May 46 Harvard II FE471 Fg Offr Frank Anthony Micetech*
AC cr during touch and go practices- Inst F/L RGH
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
19 Jun 46 Harvard II FE719 Plt Offr Sarwan Singh*
AC hit ground 15 M NE of Jalandhar
05 Sep 46 Harvard II FE958
Ambala ac swung on ldg damaging oleo leg and cente
06 Nov 46 Harvard II FE546
Lalror BL after eng fail
06 Jan 47 Harvard II b FE371
crew lost in poor weather and BO 12m w of Belar
19 Mar 47 Harvard II b FE380
Ambala - ac failed to TO during touch and go - ove
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
18 Jul 47 Harvard II b FE971 Plt Offr Robert William Traise*
ac struck water while LLflying over river in PUnja
01 Dec 47 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by Ground fire
01 Jul 50 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt P R Singh +
k in Night Force landing
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
19 Jun 51 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Vikramajit Rikh +
Plt Offr Julius Celio Rodrigues +
3 Sqn Stalled at Jamnagar 2 killed
22 Aug 51 Harvard T-6 Sqn Ldr Rustom Sorabji Kalyaniwala +
Click to View Record Mil Wing Cabinet Sectt, Attd
09 Dec 52 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Jayati Brata Guha +
Flt Lt Tolstoy Gilbert D' Souza +
2 AFA In Memoriam K doing Aerobatics Jodhpur
07 Oct 53 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt B S Bakshi +
Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Chhokar +
1 AFA AFA
24 Dec 53 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Satyendra Narayan Acharya +
Flt Cdt R Sharma +
2 AFA Ac taxying on ground hit by another Harvard. Whil
28 Apr 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr A K Singh
Flt Cdt N P Penticoss +
1 AFA In Memoriam
09 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Pervez Kavasji Ghandhi +
Flt Lt Neil Eugene Todd +
AHQ Comm S Cr at Palam AFB . Engine Failure http://rsdebate.n
13 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 IT-315 Fg Offr Karambir Singh +
Fg Offr Nozar Naoroz Dadachanji +
CTU Cr Nizampet Reservoir - Unauthorised Aerobatics ov
17 Mar 56 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt G S Davis +
AFFC In Memoriam
23 Mar 59 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt Amar Nath Deodhar +
AFFC In Memoriam
27 Sep 59 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Dinnapadue Venkata Ranga Reddi+
53 AAF Sqn
21 Jan 61 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Bhinder
Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Swung left during a Roller take off - hit MES gate
12 Mar 61 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Vaidyanathan Ganesan +
Fg Offr Calathur Ram Mohan
53 AAF Sqn Malfunction Pilot chose to stay. An Indian Air For
14 May 62 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Jaganathan Vijayaraghavan +
Plt Offr Walter Edward Evans
53 AAF Sqn Failed to recover from Spin. Evans Baled out
01 Mar 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Sortie for remuster with CFI. Landed back . Heavy
18 Aug 63 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt A K Verma +
AFFC In Memoriam
13 Sep 67 Harvard T-6 Wg Cdr Norman Foster Watts +
AFFC In Memoriam
15 Jan 68 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Adesh Pal +
Flt Cdt H G Ramaye
AFFC In Memoriam
03 Aug 70 Harvard T-6 Sqn Ldr Kewal Krishan Bassi +
Crashed at Tambaram. NCC
19 Nov 70 Harvard T-6 Sub Lt Ravi Vasantrao Mandelkar +
AFFC In Memoriam
20 Feb 71 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Chuhar Singh Kanwar +
Flt Cdt A D Mandke +
Click to View Record AFA
13 Sep 72 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ram Dayal Bishnoi +
Flt Lt Arjun Dev Arora +
AFA In Memoriam
03 Nov 73 Harvard T-6 IT-313 Flt Cdt Mrinal Kanti Devnath
AFA Cr L petalam village Medak

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