IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 1 1944 : 7 1945 : 5 1946 : 7 1947 : 4

A total of 24 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
07 Feb 43 Vengeance Fg Offr Kartar Singh
7 crashed at Kabul river , Flt Sgt Ghosh OK
19 Feb 44 Vengeance Fg Offr Ajit Singh*
7 Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore
19 Feb 44 Vengeance Fg Offr Keki Gocal
Flt Sgt Ghosh
Click to View Record 7 Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore Flt Sgt Ghosh OK
19 Feb 44 Vengeance Fg Offr Rachpal Singh*
7 Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore
01 Apr 44 Vengeance AN797 Fg Offr E H Dadabhoy*
Fg Offr Jamshed Dordi
Click to View Record 7 Cr in Valley W of Imphal, Killing pt, J H Dordi OK
02 Apr 44 Vengeance Fg Offr D M Engineer
7 Hit bund on take off , crashed. crew Ok
25 Apr 44 Vengeance AN678 Fg Offr N J Duggan
7 CrL near Shillong, Crew OK Flt Sgt Wijeyendran
08 May 44 Vengeance AN834 Fg Offr M Latif Khan*
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 FL after Eng Trble at TO, Pt Killed, Flt Sgt Ghosh
14 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Kochar*
7 Cr at XXX III Corps HQ at Pagan
28 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Bola Ramesh Rao*
Click to View Record 7 Ran into wiretrap over Irrawadi.
30 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Narayan Shamu Prasad*
7 SD by GF at Allanmyo, Cr in Irrawady
15 May 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Dorab Maneckshaw Engineer*
7 Dam by GF at Henzada, Cr while BL
29 Nov 45 Hurricane IIb JS412
7 Maharajpur caught fire in circuit ldg safely but b
14 Feb 46 Spitfire VIII NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
29 Mar 46 Spitfire XIV TZ108 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 7 Maharajpur - swung to port on TO ac hit soft grou
12 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe RN149 Flt Lt P K Sarkar
7 Overshot into rough ground, uc collapse at maharaj
03 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe NH806 Fg Offr R B S Karki*
Click to View Record 7 bird hit during cross country flight, lost tailpla
24 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe TX978 Plt Offr G S Dhillon
Click to View Record 7 Kohat FL after eng fail during aerobatics
21 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ195 Fg Offr P J Oomen*
7 hit ground during dive bomb practice 6m E of Razma
08 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe MV301 Fg Offr R C Dhawan*
Click to View Record 7 engine cut TO on Offensive Recce Miranshah, Cr L,
14 Feb 47 Spitfire PR.XI PL997 Plt Offr Durney
7 Engine cut on take of, FL at Kohat, Burnt out
14 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Miranshah - ac tipped up after Tyre burst on TO
21 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe RN199 Plt Offr T N Ahmed*
7 hit mudwall at end of runway on low approach crash
22 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN220 Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 lost way on ferry flight, short of fuel, BL at Shi

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.