IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1941 : 12 1942 : 28 1943 : 9 1945 : 4 1946 : 9 1947 : 1

A total of 63 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
19 Mar 41 Hart (India) K2088
1SFTS EngCut, Cr FL Lalru 19-3-41
14 Apr 41 Hart (India) K2097
1SFTS lost ht and cr at Amblaa 14-4-41
13 May 41 Hart (India) K8731
1SFTS engine cut; stalled in forced landing and undercar
14 Jun 41 Tigermoth II T1782
1SFTS While taking off from a field near Saharanpur, col
14 Jun 41 Hart (India) K2102
1SFTS swung on ldg and tipped up Ambala 14-6-41
04 Sep 41 Tigermoth Sgt Harvey*
Plt Offr Cherala Raghava Rao*
1SFTS First fatality of SFTS
04 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2099
1SFTS cr on ldg overturned Drigh Road 4-11-41
13 Nov 41 Audax (India) K3077 Plt Offr Ghulam Nabi Khan*
1SFTS Hit trees at night Ambalal 13.11.41 1k
14 Nov 41 Audax (India) K7357 Plt Offr Vicoo Jehangir Billimoria
1SFTS abandoned on night navex Bhiwani 64m WNW Delhi 14
22 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2105
1SFTS Flew into ground during low level bombing practice
20 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5255 Plt Offr Ranbir Singh
1SFTS Swung on appra and overturned Ambala 20-12-41
27 Dec 41 Audax K5167 Plt Offr Daljit Singh
1SFTS Overturned on Night Flying Take Off
27 Jan 42 Audax (India) K3097 Fg Offr B S Dugal
1SFTS Overturned in FL 1m SW of Thanasar 27-1-42
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
17 Mar 42 Hart (India) K3921
1SFTS overshot landing and hit concrete pillar Ambala 17
07 Apr 42 Hart (India) K2125
1SFTS eng cut cr l and hit drain 2m E of Ambala 7-4-42
30 Apr 42 Audax (India) K5142
1SFTS 6CDF 1 SFTS hit tree on appraoch and uc collapse A
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2090
1SFTS MAC Audax 3098 during takeoff Amblaa 2-5-42
14 May 42 Audax (India) K8319 Plt Offr Murkot Ramunny
Click to View Record 1SFTS DNE - Ambala - ground collision with another Audax
20 May 42 Audax (India) K7529
1SFTS DiG at night Sitapur 8m NW of Ambala 20-5-42 1 kil
25 May 42 Hart (India) K2119
1SFTS blown away in dust storm at Ambala 25-5-42
01 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7336 Plt Offr Khan
1SFTS uccollapse Heavy ldg ambala 1-6-42 ROS
02 Jun 42 Audax (India) K5571 Plt Offr Ameer Qamaruzzaman
Plt Offr Trilochan Singh*
1SFTS 2s hit tree rec fromdive 5m NE of Ambala 2-6-42 1
06 Jun 42 Audax (India) K5589 Plt Offr K M David
Click to View Record 1SFTS tax into K8319 Ambala 14-5-42 , Uc Collapse in H
07 Jun 42 Audax (India) K4857 Plt Offr I N Shiv Puri
1SFTS 1s 2s caught fire while parked Ambala 7-6-42
08 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2113 - -
1SFTS PT-B dam 8-6-42 SOC 44 ac tipped over during main
10 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7484 Plt Offr C G Devasher
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned in FL in bad weather on navex 13m SW of
15 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2106
1SFTS ARSC Bamga;pre I/c collapse at Goldfield, Mysore 1
16 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7539 Plt Offr Gopal Dass
1SFTS stalled onldg uc collapse ambala 16-6-42
25 Jun 42 Audax (India) K3102 Plt Offr F E Banburry RAF
Cpl A W McKinnion
1SFTS Uc collapse Ambala 25-6-42
10 Jul 42 Hart (India) K2130 Plt Offr M A Khan
1SFTS NB-E EngCutUClps on FL Toda, 16m NW of Samli 10-
11 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5603 Plt Offr Gage RAF
Plt Offr M I Khan
1SFTS caught fire after ldg Ambala 11-7-42
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2114 Plt Offr A S Latif
Click to View Record 1SFTS overturned after FL 8m NE f Ambala 3-8-42
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2096 Plt Offr Noah
1SFTS overturned FL landing in bad weather alipur 14m N
06 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2109 Plt Offr Faiz Ahmed
1SFTS overshot forcelanding at Ambala 6-8-42
08 Sep 42 Hart (India) K8627
1SFTS Stalled at low altitude and crashed, Khera, 8 1/2m
11 Sep 42 Audax (India) K7442 Plt Offr M S Khan
1SFTS EC Hit Tree in FL 1m SE of Ambala 11-9-42
15 Sep 42 Audax (India) K3088 Plt Offr Ballick RAF
1SFTS 1 SFTS w/o 15-9-42 Cr and Burnt at Sangrin, Patia
03 Oct 42 Audax (India) K7547 Plt Offr A S Sekhon
1SFTS Bounced on ldg and uc collapse 3-10-42 fuselage to
03 Oct 42 Audax (India) K5597 Plt Offr F J Dee RAF
1SFTS hit tree on appr and spun into gd Ambala 3-10-42 1
16 Jan 43 Audax K5594 Plt Offr J L Loam RAF
Plt Offr W M Awan
1SFTS Crashed on trg sortie at Ambala
23 Jan 43 Tigermoth II AX798
1SFTS VT-AIF eng failure on TO from George strip FL SOC
23 Jan 43 Hart (India) K2124 Fg Offr H M Hart RAF
AC D M Collier
1SFTS eng ct, overturn in FL at tofanpur, :Punjab 23-1-4
23 Feb 43 Audax (India) K7503 Plt Offr Madhusudan Murlidhar Date*
1SFTS flew into high ground 1.5 m S of Kasauli 23-2-43 1
27 Feb 43 Hart (India) K2112
1SFTS hit by Audax K3088 23-12-41 uc collapse on FL at B
09 Mar 43 Audax (India) K7313
1SFTS Hit ground during Aerobatics Ambala 9-3-43 1 kille
27 Mar 43 Hart (India) K2083
1SFTS Uc Collapse in Heavy ldg Peshawr 27-3-43
17 Jun 43 Audax (India) K2003
1SFTS 1AGSI Prop hit gd on TO overturned Bairagarh 17-6-
29 Jul 43 Audax (India) K5575 Fg Offr Pratap Lall Singh
1SFTS 3s `SFTS eng cut on appraoch kohat 29-7-43
11 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV301
1SFTS Student pilot forgot to lower undercarraige by mis

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