IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1949 : 2 1950 : 1 1951 : 1 1952 : 1 1953 : 6 1954 : 1 1955 : 3

A total of 15 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
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
22 Jul 52 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Niroj Kumar Beni Dhan +
Flt Cdt K S Rathore +
1 AFA In Memoriam
05 Mar 53 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt A K Singh +
1 AFA In Memoriam Begumpet 62 F(P)
22 Aug 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-979 Plt Offr Kartar Singh Gill +
1 AFA Spun into ground Hakimpet
07 Oct 53 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt B S Bakshi +
Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Chhokar +
1 AFA AFA
05 Dec 53 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt J C Chadda +
1 AFA In Memoriam
15 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-679 Plt Offr Yeshwant Srinivas Padbidri
1 AFA Cr when ac swung on landing
16 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-663 Plt Offr Rajinder Pal Singh +
1 AFA Cr during LL Roll 5NM NW of Hakimpet
24 Sep 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Prabhakar Shripad Bajekal +
1 AFA In Memoriam
03 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 IB-354 Plt Offr Harinder Jit Singh +
1 AFA Cr Hakimpet Engine Flame out DNE
04 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Vithal Ramachjndra Joshi +
1 AFA Crashed Near Hakimpet Airfield
28 Apr 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr A K Singh
Flt Cdt N P Penticoss +
1 AFA In Memoriam

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