IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 3 1942 : 14 1943 : 8 1944 : 6 1945 : 1 1946 : 1 1947 : 8 1949 : 3 1950 : 1 1951 : 1 1952 : 3 1953 : 2

A total of 51 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
14 Jun 41 Tigermoth II T1782
1SFTS While taking off from a field near Saharanpur, col
04 Sep 41 Tigermoth Sgt Harvey*
Plt Offr Cherala Raghava Rao*
1SFTS First fatality of SFTS
05 Nov 41 Tigermoth II DG530 Instr S Bhuyan*
Offr Cdt Sawaranjit Singh*
1EFTS VT-APR Pilot tried to loop at 1000 ft AGL without
09 Feb 42 Tigermoth II R5121 Plt Offr M J Mangalraj
Plt Offr A S P Jaipal
1SFTS spun in from 600ft. Pilots injured but safe. 1 gir
11 Feb 42 Tigermoth VT-AQT Offr Cdt Redi
1EFTS damaged ac struck tree middle of secunderabad
10 Mar 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANC Offr Cdt Goharbans Singh
1EFTS Stalled and crashed during turning at Begumpet
16 Mar 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANF Flt Cdt Ronald Eian MacKenzie*
Fg Offr D J A Fletcher RAF*
1EFTS Broken Prop caused engine failure 1 m N of Libkagu
19 Mar 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMQ Plt Offr Raza Ullah Khan*
Offr Cdt S A Aziz
1EFTS collided with VT-ANA over Yarragadda at Begumpet C
09 Apr 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AND Offr Cdt Gopalkrishna
1EFTS tried to avoid boundary fence at begumpet, and fai
21 Apr 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMT Offr Cdt S Gade
1EFTS undershot runway at Begumpet and cr into fence.
07 May 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMN Flt Cdt Shyam Sunder Nath Dar*
Plt Offr Dara Phirozshah Majoo*
1EFTS Struck palm tree 1 mile N of Begumpet during LL Fl
04 Aug 42 Tigermoth II DG507
1CDF FL 5m W of Bamrauli due to Engine failure . Ac fat
20 Oct 42 Tigermoth VT-APN Offr Cdt U K Nair
1EFTS
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ALC Offr Cdt Faruki
1EFTS heavy landing at Begumpet, uc collapse and ac turn
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMR Offr Cdt Jaganathan
1EFTS swung after landing and crashed into VT-AOC damagi
23 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AOC
1EFTS struck by VT AMR which swung on landing AC WO Begu
28 Oct 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-APN Offr Cdt W R Meneziz*
1EFTS Crashed out of control near ground at Begumpet - D
23 Jan 43 Tigermoth II AX798
1SFTS VT-AIF eng failure on TO from George strip FL SOC
03 Feb 43 Tigermoth VT-ALH Offr Cdt Kolhatkar
1EFTS
04 Feb 43 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANB Plt Offr M Anwar
Offr Cdt Wood
1EFTS Cr at hakimpet ALG during LL aerobatics SOC Cat E2
17 Mar 43 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AGR Plt Offr Purushottam
Click to View Record 1EFTS While flying low at Medchal VT-AGR struck two pede
21 Jun 43 Tigermoth DH82 LR228
22AACU AKW cr after to and burnt out at field Poonia nr K
19 Jul 43 Tigermoth II HK812
2EFTS Stalled and Crashed at Mellana AF, Jodhpur, uc col
04 Sep 43 Tigermoth II DG512
2EFTS Dived into ground after stalling at 1000 feet near
11 Sep 43 Tigermoth II DG515
2EFTS Spun into trees after stalling in a climbing turn
28 Jun 44 Tigermoth II DG462
1EFTS heavy landing at Begumpet, uc collapse
07 Nov 44 Tigermoth II DP260
1EFTS Flying Accident at Begumpet
28 Nov 44 Tigermoth Lt N R Ker
Click to View Record 1EFTS From IA, Crashed after bad landing, AC W/O
30 Nov 44 Tigermoth Fg Offr J B Dordi
Click to View Record 1EFTS Crashed after Bad landing , AC WO
06 Dec 44 Tigermoth II DG492
1EFTS Struck Telegraph pole coming into FL 1 M N of Begu
15 Dec 44 Tigermoth Lt N R Ker
Click to View Record 1EFTS Forced Landing, AC caught fire and burnt out
22 May 45 Tigermoth II DG455 Plt Offr D C Owens RAF
1EFTS Cr near Golconda 6 m SW of Begumpet
17 Dec 46 Tigermoth II DG524
2EFTS Zabeli - instr distracted during touch and go prac
26 Mar 47 Tigermoth II DD666
2EFTS Jodhpur ac bounced on landing and tipped over nose
12 Apr 47 Tigermoth II DG545 Fg Offr E G Hall
Click to View Record 2EFTS 6m SE of Jodhpur eng failure FL Pilot and Cadet H
05 Jun 47 Tigermoth II DG596
2EFTS Jodhpur - ac stalled on appraoch made heavy landin
12 Jun 47 Tigermoth II EM847
2EFTS Jodhpur - student pilot made bad ldg and cr - inst
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
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
28 Mar 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Trilok Nath Bhanot +
Click to View Record RIAF Ambal Did not recover from Spin - Killed
11 Nov 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Gurdev Singh +
2 AFA In Memoriam
21 Dec 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Kitto +
2 AFA In Memoriam
19 Apr 50 Tigermoth DH-82 Fg Offr Mahendra Singh +
1 AFA In Memoriam
01 Dec 51 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Gerald Bertram Cabral +
Flt Cdt S D Ghaisad +
Click to View Record 1 AFA Cr at Glass Factory Begumpet
13 Jun 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Yog Dutt +
2 AFA In Memoriam
22 Jul 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Niroj Kumar Beni Dhan +
Flt Cdt K S Rathore +
1 AFA In Memoriam
08 Oct 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Manish Chandra Kar +
Flt Cdt M Mehta +
2 AFA In Memoriam
05 Mar 53 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt A K Singh +
1 AFA In Memoriam Begumpet 62 F(P)

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