IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 1 1944 : 3 1945 : 9 1946 : 8 1947 : 1

A total of 22 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
18 Aug 43 Vengeance
8 Cr Thuna Range, Bhopal. Crew escaped with minor in
16 May 44 Vengeance AN618 Fg Offr Hazen Edward Dougherty RCAF *
8 Failed to pull out of Dive in Baguna Area
17 Oct 44 Spitfire VIIIc LV738 WO W F Stroud* RAF
8 Engine cut on approach, Crashed
14 Nov 44 Spitfire VIIIc MA672 Fg Offr S A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 engine rough at 300' after TO, belly landed Cat E
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV663 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi
8 hit by MD332 while taxying after landing Cat E
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Flt Lt D E Colebroke RAF
8 Inadvertant wheels up landing at 'George' Nidanai
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD343 Plt Offr E Artus RAF
8 heavy landing downwind at George Airstrip, Nidania
01 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF778
8 engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. acwo
25 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF625 Plt Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 engine failure at 8000 feet, forcelanding in openc
01 Apr 45 Spitfire XIVe Fg Offr S M Zahid*
8 missing from ops in Kyaukpyu area
10 Jun 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG171 Plt Offr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record 8 Overshot landing without flaps, ran into ditch, uc
01 Aug 45 Spitfire VIII F/O Sardar Shah Muhammad Zahid
Click to View Record 8 No details
04 Aug 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT557 Fg Offr R S Shipurkar
8 overshot landing after Ops, went into ditch after
15 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ107 - -
8 Caught fire duringservicing, burnt out at Mingalad
21 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe SM897 Plt Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 8 swung on TO from Mingaladon, hit ditch and steamro
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH793 Plt Offr C T Muthayah*
Click to View Record 8 Engine cut, BL near level crossing at Trichnopoly
19 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD328 Flt Lt A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 lost on crosscountry, shoft of fuel, FL, tipped up
09 Jun 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ186 Fg Offr V J Clowsley
8 engine cut in circuit, BL 4 m SSE of Trichnopoly
23 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ169 Fg Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 left peritrack while taxying fell in ditch, prop a
25 Oct 46 Spitfire XIV MV374 Plt Offr P B Bhandarkar
8 Kolar ac swung to starboard and left runway - pilo
04 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe SM893 Fg Offr N K Lalkaka
Click to View Record 8 cross country flt Bhopal to nagpur, got lost in cl
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN157 Fg Offr C T Rhenius
8 engine cut on airtest, belly landed on kolar airfi

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