IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1946 : 3 1947 : 16 1948 : 2 1949 : 3

A total of 24 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
25 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ118 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) stalled whiel landing, bounced, nose tipped, uc da
09 Dec 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH636 Plt Offr O'Brian
Click to View Record AFS(I) hit by NH901 whilte stationary at Ambala
17 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ185 Plt Offr P E Harrington
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut on apprach, BL at Ambala
10 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MD384 Plt Offr U A Vaz
AFS(I) engine cut on approach, belly landed at Ambala, Pi
16 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH873 Plt Offr R H Beaupert
AFS(I) Tyre burst on TO, BL at Ambala
12 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe MV371 Fg Offr M Hosain
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut, BL, damaged fuselage 8 m NW of Ambala
21 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV430 Plt Offr H V Smith*
AFS(I) pilot blacked out while pulling out of dive, loope
04 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TP256 Plt Offr H Storey
AFS(I) prop blade broke off in flight, engine smoked, air
06 Mar 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT725 Plt Offr A S Bakshi
AFS(I) flapless landing, UC Collapse Ambala
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT832 Plt Offr U G Wright
AFS(I) Ambala - engine stalled short of runway ac crl
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe NH837 Plt Offr Ashraff
Click to View Record AFS(I) lost pwoer in circuit, fast appraoch, BL Ambala.
23 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV459 Plt Offr U A D'Cruz
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cutt, BL in river bed at Mullana village, 1
20 Jun 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV406 Plt Offr K B Majid
AFS(I) ran short of fuel during aerobatics, belly landed
30 Jul 47 Spitfire XIVe NH759 Plt Offr Zafar Masud
Click to View Record AFS(I) tyre burst on TO, BL Ambala
30 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT993
AFS(I) tyre burst on TO BL at Ambala
05 Aug 47 Spitfire VIIIc JG378 Plt Offr R C Malani
AFS(I) Ambala, uc collapse on landing acwo
28 Aug 47 Spitfire VIII MT-783 Plt Offr Raghu Nath Bansilal +
AFS(I) The assistance of the authoriti3 LId geral public
02 Sep 47 Spitfire Plt Offr Kshitimohan Nilkanth Kashalkar +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
05 Nov 47 Spitfire VIII MT-595 Fg Offr Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record AFS(I) Lost way in dark on ferry to Srinagar. BO near Mur
12 Jun 48 Spitfire Flt Cdt S Bhattacharjee +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
24 Sep 48 Spitfire VIII JG-325 Flt Cdt S C Samuel +
AFS(I) Cr near Jagadhri MAC during formation flying http:
28 Jan 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt K Abraham +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
09 Mar 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt S B Borkar +
AFS(I) 6 mi N of Ambala
29 Oct 49 Spitfire VIII JG-686 Plt Offr C K Nauker +
AFS(I) In Memoriam

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