IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1947 : 13 1948 : 19 1949 : 8 1950 : 2 1951 : 4 1952 : 40 1953 : 5 1954 : 8

A total of 99 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 Feb 47 Tempest II PR532 Fg Offr Khan
3 Yelahanka - emergency landing after engine failure
14 May 47 Tempest II PR836 Sqn Ldr Madan Lal Mishra
3 Salpur Port u/c collapse on TO and extensive Damag
11 Jun 47 Tempest II PR646 Sqn Ldr A R Pandit
Click to View Record 5 RAF 5 RAF ac uc collapse on ldg - caught fire and burn
18 Jun 47 Tempest II PR596 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 47 Tempest II PR855 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - uc collapse on ldg
26 Jun 47 Tempest II PR804 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record engine failure - pilot did FL in paddy field near
06 Jul 47 Tempest II PR586 Fg Offr George Henry King
Click to View Record ac swung to port at Miransha and tipped over.
24 Jul 47 Tempest II PR548 Plt Offr H S Bedi
Click to View Record ac tyre burst on ldg - ran over runway and nosed o
26 Jul 47 Tempest II PR534 Flt Lt Dewan Balwant Rai*
2 flew into blind valley - struck gorund in bad weat
15 Aug 47 Tempest II PR565
ac left runway at Lahore and overturned
28 Aug 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Mohan Dev Suri +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr in bad weather on ferry flight Bom to Pune
11 Nov 47 Tempest II PR-836 Sqn Ldr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Injured in Crash at Pune
10 Dec 47 Tempest II
7 Sqn Baled out after damage by ground fire
28 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Tilak Raj Behal
3 Sqn Crashed on Forced Landing
29 Jan 48 Tempest II Fg Offr Amit Singh Bakhshi
8 Sqn ac crashed landing at jammu caught fire
15 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-749 Fg Offr Donald George Michael
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Battle Damage, Ac Cr and overturned Jammu
16 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-597 Fg Offr Balwant Singh +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn SD by AA fire
22 Mar 48 Tempest II PR-660 Flt Lt Saradindu Das Gupta +
10 Sqn during an operational sortie in Kashmir
12 May 48 Tempest II PR-601 Fg Offr Derek Austin O Brien +
8 Sqn Stuck throttle on Ldg at Jammu. Crashed
14 May 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Dilip Kumar Sen +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Jul 48 Tempest II Plt Offr Vijendra Nath Bhargava +
4 Sqn In Memoriam - Aircraft overturned after landing.
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
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
03 May 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Arthur Srihari +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn k in crash
26 Oct 49 Tempest II HA-444 Fg Offr Percy Edward Harrington
Click to View Record 1 BRD Possibly Repaired Belly landed - Undercarraige collapse
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
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
29 Dec 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Madan Lal Jhingan +
8 Sqn 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
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
31 May 51 Tempest II Plt Offr Norman Eduljee +
In Memoriam
24 Nov 51 Tempest II Fg Offr Hugo Pachero Gracias +
3 Sqn flew into tree during LL flying Halwara
02 Jan 52 Tempest II Fg Offr W H Walmsley
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
03 Jan 52 Tempest II
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
03 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
04 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK

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