IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 6 1944 : 18 1945 : 4 1946 : 9 1947 : 6 1951 : 1 1955 : 1 1983 : 2 1987 : 2 1989 : 1 1999 : 1 2004 : 1

A total of 52 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
02 Mar 43 Hurricane IIB Fg Offr B R Sanjana +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr enroute to Bhopal 60m from Bairagarh
30 Jun 43 Hurricane IIB AP893 Plt Offr Bashir Ahmed
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Crashed ac.. Pilot safe. Overshot landing swung an
11 Sep 43 Hurricane IIB AP915 Fg Offr Mir Mustafa Hussain +
6 Sqn Dived into ground out of cloud 9m NW of Poona
28 Oct 43 Hurricane IIB HV494 Fg Offr Bashir Ahmed +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn crashed near Kaveli, south india ferrying Hurri to
05 Dec 43 Hurricane IIB HV436 Plt Offr G Daniel +
6 Sqn Failed to return from sortie. At 1130 hrs . Last s
31 Dec 43 Hurricane IIB BM915 Fg Offr Pirojshah Reporter +
6 Sqn After completing a recce at 1600hrs at Razabil Mau
15 Jan 44 Hurricane IIB HL881 Fg Offr J S Bhullar
Click to View Record 6 Sqn shot down during a PR sortie to Razabil and Buthid
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIB JS422 Fg Offr J C Verma
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Shot down by enemy but landed in safe lines. 1720H
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIB HV422 Fg Offr Mukerji
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Overshot landing at ALG Bawlibazar wrecking aircra
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIB BW912 Fg Offr J S Bhullar
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Shot down Taken POW by Japanese 1210 Hours
04 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB BE291 Fg Offr M F Gracious +
6 Sqn SD by Oscars 0915 Hours. No.2 to Reddy. Over Mayu
08 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB BG868 Fg Offr Dodla Ranga Reddy +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
08 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB AP892 Fg Offr J C De Lima +
6 Sqn SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
11 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB HV421 Fg Offr Jagjit Singh
6 Sqn Shot up by enemy ac. Forcelands and set aircraft o
15 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB HW428 Fg Offr Bhattacharjea
6 Sqn SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
16 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB HV782 Plt Offr A H Khan
6 Sqn Forcelands in Ngkaydauk Area. 1240 Hours Hit trees
19 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB HV489 Fg Offr M Ramunny
Click to View Record 6 Sqn 1210 Hrs U/C collapsed on landing
24 Feb 44 Hurricane IIB BN317 Plt Offr H K Patel
6 Sqn 1125 Hrs Engine cut, crashed on landing at aerodro
03 Mar 44 Hurricane IIB AG331
6 Sqn Engine cut after TO, BL 4m NNW of Miranshah
03 Mar 44 Hurricane IIB BG801
6 Sqn Ovreshot landing and hit earth mound at Ratnap
10 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB HM126? Plt Offr Neelkantan
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Forcelanded at Chota Maung
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS405 Fg Offr Harbans Singh Thapar +
6 Sqn Hurricane collided with other aircraft over our te
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS408 Fg Offr G C S Babra +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Hurricane collided with other aircraft . Not recov
14 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LF217
6 Sqn Ran out of fuel while lost and crashed, Jandola
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LD773
6 Sqn Dived into ground 5m WNW of Kohat - Unknown causes
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE296 Fg Offr Jagjit Singh +
6 Sqn Mid air collision during practice dogfight
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE759 Fg Offr Ishwar Dass +
6 Sqn Mid air collision during practice dogfight
26 Oct 45 Hurricane IIC KZ859 Fg Offr J D Acquino
Click to View Record 6 Sqn 0.5m N of Baliakeri near punjab BL after fuel floo
08 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ156 Plt Offr T O Wynne
6 Sqn became lost during Sqdn move fm Kohat to Ranchi, F
05 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ162 Fg Offr T R Healey
6 Sqn engine failed, BL at Guldhar. ac later dest by nat
09 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT615 Plt Offr A F E Fernandez
Click to View Record 6 Sqn engine cut after TO BL in feild 1 m NW of Ranchi
09 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ152 Fg Offr C A Hall +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn unauthorised aircombat practice, cr 4 m E of Namku
03 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ110 Plt Offr B J G Cazlett
6 Sqn Engine failed to pick up on landing, undershot at
12 Sep 46 Spitfire XIV MT848 Fg Offr T B Chowdary
Click to View Record 6 Sqn eng fail during LL Flying at Ranchi FL - ac Cat E
18 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD387 Plt Offr J R Peters
6 Sqn tyreburst on TO from Ranchi, BL besides runway
08 Nov 46 Spitfire XIV TZ163 Fg Offr Peters
6 Sqn Ranchi ac overturned after swinging on TO on runwa
30 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe RM969 Plt Offr Hakim Rai +
6 Sqn Went out of control after looping at 3000feet at R
27 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH788
6 Sqn lost on Navex, Overshot into Ditch at Chanbad, Dha
18 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TZ104 Plt Offr R H Beaupert +
6 Sqn Engine cut on recce, pilot struck wing Baling out,
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV118 Fg Offr N B Menon
Click to View Record 6 Sqn while turning at end of runway run into by MT520
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT520 Fg Offr J L Payne
6 Sqn ferry flt, Fast landing to avoid MV118 but hit air
26 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN178 Flt Lt M B Naik
Click to View Record 6 Sqn engine lost power on cross country flight, BL in f
07 May 47 Spitfire XIVe MV305 Fg Offr N K Mukherjee
6 Sqn Starboard tyre burst on TO at Ranchi, BL. NK or MK
20 Aug 51 Liberator B-24 HE-790 Flt Lt Tylden Osborne Wynne +
Plt Offr Rusi Captain +
6 Sqn 11 k when ac cr at Pune. Nav PC Sreedharan (4112).
09 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Pramod Shankar Dave +
6 Sqn In Memoriam
24 Jan 83 Canberra T 54 Wg Cdr Dilip Kumar Ranchhoddas Asher +
Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 6 Sqn BL aircraft at Pune, AC burned Plt K Crew OK
22 Mar 83 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Baldeep Singh Jaspal +
Sqn Ldr Romesh Kant Dikshit +
6 Sqn 3 km from Lohegaon 2k R K Dixit Nav. One bad engi
13 Aug 87 Canberra Sqn Ldr Gurtej Singh Chauhan +
Sqn Ldr Janardhanan Radhakrishnan +
6 Sqn Night time training sortie Pune
10 Dec 87 Jaguar Flt Lt Shankar Dayal Bajpai +
6 Sqn lost during dark night LL Nav Sortie Naliya
12 Apr 89 Canberra B 66 F-1020 Sqn Ldr Udai Sivram Soman +
Flt Lt Konur Chandran Vinod +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr Uralikanchan Pune 40 km fm Lohegaon

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