IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 3 1944 : 5 1945 : 7 1946 : 3

A total of 18 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
23 Apr 43Harlow PC-5A C DR425
22AACU Divied into ground
21 Jun 43 Tigermoth DH82 LR228
22AACU AKW cr after to and burnt out at field Poonia nr K
03 Jul 43 Wapiti IIA K1403 Plt Offr Charan Das Sharma *
Sgt G W C Hutchings*
22AACU 2CDF 2AACU(I) , 22 AACU staled 12m N of Bombay 3-7
02 Feb 44 Defiant TT II DS142
22AACU 1.5 miles from Jodhpur, Rajasthan
03 Mar 44 Battle I L5661
22AACU Drigh Road
05 Mar 44 Defiant TT II DS143
22AACU Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh
06 Apr 44 Defiant TT II AA482
22AACU Jamshedpur
01 Aug 44 Defiant TT II AA538
22AACU Uttarlai
15 May 45 Spitfire Vc JL768
22AACU DrighRoad, ac caught fire during engine test run o
31 May 45 Vengeance II AN921
22AACU Drigh Road - ac did not take off pilot retracted u
22 Jun 45 Hurricane Iic LE461 WO L F A Closs* RAF
22AACU 40m SE of Poona - ac stuck ground during unauth ae
30 Jun 45 Defiant TT II AA398
22AACU Ambala - port tyre burst on TO , uc collapse
21 Jul 45 Vengeance I AP127
22AACU Digri - pilot applied heavy brakes after failure t
06 Sep 45 Beaufighter I T5214
22AACU 3m NW of Ambala - Pilot made BL after eng failure
30 Nov 45 Defiant TT II AA404
22AACU Vizagapatam - ac BL after hydraulic failure - last
11 May 46 Hurricane II LE796
22AACU Orella- Pilot forecleanded in a field expecting b
09 Jul 46 Vengeance IV FD264
22AACU pilot lost way and FL in bad weather at Kasganj
14 Sep 46 Vengeance IV FD382 F/Sgt Royston Moore*
22AACU 10m S of Bhopal ac caught fire and crashed

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