IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 1 1942 : 12 1943 : 3 1944 : 6 1945 : 1

A total of 23 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
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
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
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
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

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