IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 6 1943 : 7 1944 : 1 1945 : 3 1946 : 7 1947 : 4

A total of 28 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
31 Jan 42 Audax (India) K4849 Plt Offr O P Mehra
Click to View Record 3 Cr on L at Miranshah, Gunner Sgt Muralidhar
01 Mar 42 Audax (India) K4843 Plt Offr V K Reddy
3 Cr on L at Kohat, overturned
13 May 42 Audax (India) K4848
3 3s uc collapse in FL Miranshan 13-5-42
30 Jul 42 Audax (India) K4856 Plt Offr Z A Sanjana*
3 Cr on Tac R Mission to Dara Khel, AG Ayre Killed
17 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5237
3 3s tipped up kanpur 17-9-42
18 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5581
3 3s stalled on TO Mirmasha 18-9-42
21 Feb 43 Audax (India) K4840 Plt Offr Ghisad
3 1 SFTS 3s, taxied into tent Ismail Khan LG 21-2-43
27 Feb 43 Audax (India) K5574 Plt Offr Lall Singh
3 3s taxied into obstruction Risalpur 27-2-43 ROS
15 Jun 43 Audax (India) K4854 Fg Offr Shahi
Click to View Record 3 3s flew into hills on test flight Kohat pass 15-6-
12 Aug 43 Audax (India) K7482 Plt Offr Sen Gupta
3 3s swung on ldg tipped up , Kohat 12-8-43 ROS
21 Aug 43 Audax (India) K4850
3 3s Cr in FL Razmak 21-8-43
09 Sep 43 Audax (India) K3098
3 3Sqn Swung into dutch in Miransha 9-9-43
09 Nov 43 Harvard II Fg Offr Iqbal Singh*
3 F/O C E Verghese k on Instrument flying sortie
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Rustom Kaikobad Munshi*
3 BL and caught fire on impact
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc Sqn Ldr Prithpal Singh*
Click to View Record 3 Dived into ground at Kohat durnig trng flt
01 Mar 45 Hurricane II
3 Cr on Elizabeth island between Ramree and Akyab.
19 Sep 45 Hurricane IId KZ861 Plt Offr Ashok Katju*
3 Risalpur - Tyre Burst on ldg overturned
02 Mar 46 Spitfire VIII MT739 Plt Offr G V Francis
3 15m S of Kolar ac caught fire at 3800 feet FL ac b
28 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV436
3 forgot to lower u/c written off at Kolar
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG527 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 engine caught fire on startup at Kolar, ac burnt o
27 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG678 Fg Offr R S Randhawa
3 Engine failure, forcelanded at Kolar AC Cat E
12 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT744 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on lan
03 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV208 Plt Offr Jyotir Moy Bose*
3 hit palm tree on rising ground while on a LL cross
17 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD269 Fg Offr D'Eca
3 Birdhit during formation flying, BL 5 m from Kolar
21 Feb 47 Tempest II PR532 Fg Offr Khan
3 Yelahanka - emergency landing after engine failure
14 May 47 Tempest II PR836 Sqn Ldr Madan Lal Mishra
3 Salpur Port u/c collapse on TO and extensive Damag
18 Jun 47 Tempest II PR596 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 47 Tempest II PR855 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - uc collapse on ldg

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