IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 2 1944 : 8 1945 : 1 1946 : 9 1947 : 6

A total of 26 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
02 Mar 43 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr B R Sanjana*
6 Cr enroute to Bhopal near Boira
31 Dec 43 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Pirojshah Reporter*
6 Failed to return from sortie
15 Jan 44 Hurricane IIc HL881 Fg Offr J S Bhullar
Click to View Record 6 shot down during a PR sortie to Razabil and Buthid
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIc BW912 Fg Offr J S Bhullar
Click to View Record 6 Shot down Taken POW by Japanese
08 Feb 44 Hurricane IIc BG868 Fg Offr Dodla Ranga Reddy*
Click to View Record 6 SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
08 Feb 44 Hurricane IIc AP892 Fg Offr J C De Lima*
6 SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
15 Feb 44 Hurricane IIc HW428 Fg Offr Bhattacharjea
6 SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
02 Apr 44 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr M F Gracious*
6 SD by Oscars over Taung Bazar
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS405 Fg Offr Harbans Singh Thapar*
6 Hurricane collided with other aircraft
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIc JS408 Fg Offr G C S Babra*
Click to View Record 6 Hurricane collided with other aircraft
26 Oct 45 Hurricane IId KZ859
6 0.5m N of Baliakeri near punjab BL after fuel floo
08 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ156 Plt Offr T O Wynne
6 became lost during Sqn move fm Kohat to Ranchi, FL
05 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ162 Fg Offr T R Healey
6 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 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 unauthorised aircombat practice, cr 4 m E of Namku
03 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ110 Plt Offr B J G Cazlett
6 Engine failed to pick up on landing, undershot at
12 Sep 46 Spitfire XIV MT848 Fg Offr T B Chowdary
6 eng fail during LL Flying at Ranchi FL - ac Cat E
18 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD387 Plt Offr J R Peters
6 tyreburst on TO from Ranchi, BL besides runway
08 Nov 46 Spitfire XIV TZ163
6 Ranchi ac overturned after swinging on TO on runwa
30 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe RM969 Plt Offr Hakim Rai*
6 Went out of control after looping at 3000feet at R
27 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH788
6 lost on Navex, Overshot into Ditch at Chanbad, Dha
18 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TZ104 Plt Offr R H Beaupert*
6 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 while turning at end of runway run into by MT520
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT520 Fg Offr J L Payne
6 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 engine lost power on cross country flight, BL in f
07 May 47 Spitfire XIVe MV305 Fg Offr N K Mukherjee
6 Starboard tyre burst on TO at Ranchi, BL. NK or MK

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