IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1933 : 1 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 2 1941 : 8 1942 : 5 1944 : 9 1945 : 4 1946 : 8 1947 : 1

A total of 41 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?
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
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
01 Feb 41 Audax (India) K5572 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1 Pranged at Miranshah
12 Mar 41 Audax (India) K5576
1 1s Stalled on app and hit ground Miramshah 12-3-41
10 Apr 41 Audax (India) K5571 Flt Lt Narendra
Click to View Record 1 FL near Spinwan - Pilot escaped ac set on fire
30 May 41 Audax (India) K5582
1 1s hit obstr on night take off miramshah 30-5-41 R
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
27 Sep 41 Audax (India) K4852
1 1s engcut FL overturned Miramshah 27-9-41
20 Dec 41 Lysander I R1989 Plt Offr Paljor Namgyal*
Plt Offr C Dhairyam
1 Undershot runway at Peshawar - ac flipped over fir
16 Jan 42 Lysander II P1675 Plt Offr H S Ratnagar
Click to View Record 1 Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
16 Jan 42 Lysander II R2033 Plt Offr C Satyanarayana
Click to View Record 1 Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
12 Feb 42 Lysander I Flt Lt Niranjan Prasad
Click to View Record 1 Baled out after being hitby our own AA fire
15 Feb 42 Lysander I P9120 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
Click to View Record 1 DNE Ac destroyed in Jap Raid on Magwe
23 Feb 42 Lysander I Fg Offr Jatain Kumar Deuskar
Sgt Kameshwara Dhora*
1 ac flipped over on landing, Gunner Sgt K Dhora K
08 Mar 44 Hurricane II B BG739 Fg Offr Mohammed Nawaz Kasrani*
1 Caught fire due to possible Glycol Leak Cr Killing
04 Apr 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott*
Click to View Record 1 SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road
08 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade*
Click to View Record 1 SD in flames Arakan front
21 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih*
1 SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD897 Fg Offr Abdul Hafeez*
1 FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD651 Fg Offr Antonil Chuyil Prabhakaran*
Click to View Record 1 FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Sep 44 Hurricane II Fg Offr Rajendra Singh
Click to View Record 1 Crashed between Silchar and Imphal
03 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LD240 Fg Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1 Cr inJungle due to Glycol Leak, pt trekked back
27 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LE804 Flt Lt D F Eduljee*
Click to View Record 1 SD by Ground fire during Strafing run at Burma
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris*
1 Pt FL aircraft, died of wounds on 27th
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta DFC*
Click to View Record 1 Cr near Kumbhirgham
04 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD414 F/O Khemendra Nath Kak*
Click to View Record 1 Crashed during auth aerobatic sortie - during slow
29 Sep 45 Hurricane IIc BP668
1 Risalpur - Tyre burst on TO - BL
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc LV732 Plt Offr S R Powar
1 tyre burst on take off, tippued up trying to stop.
20 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD400 Fg Offr B S Dogra
Click to View Record 1 hit slipstream of leading ac in frm, lost control,
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT987 Flt Lt A K Ganguly
Click to View Record 1 Struck JG489 at Samungli
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG489 Plt Offr K R Jolly
Click to View Record 1 Run into by Spitfire MT987 at Samungly Pt Injured
23 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV403 Flt Lt Phiroze Shah Mehta
Click to View Record 1 unit move, undershot runway, grass landing, overtu
10 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD329 Plt Offr Lakshman Mohan Katre
Click to View Record 1 sqn move to Hakmpet frm Nagpur. Engine falure, BL,
06 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD316 Plt Offr R W B Bharadwaj
1 Forgot to lower U/C. Controlled BL Cat AC -> Cat E
24 Nov 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG606 Flt Lt J W G Marley
Click to View Record 1 Engine trouble on cross country, belly landed at Y
01 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT662 Fg Offr W H Walmsley
1 tyre burst on heavy night landing, BL at yelahanka

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