IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1950 : 5 1951 : 1 1952 : 17 1953 : 2 1954 : 2 1955 : 2 1958 : 1

A total of 30 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
14 Jun 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Satish Kumar Khanna +
CTU Stalled during Approach Ambala
15 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII HS-677 Plt Offr Syed Ali Mohd Mobarak +
CTU Died during a height climb Sortie. Source : htt
18 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Samesh Chander Goulatia +
CTU Killed in Spitfire Crash
26 Jul 50 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Satyendra Kumar Gorawala
CTU Cr due to engine failure after touchdown
22 Aug 50 Spitfire XVIII
CTU Crashed in an out-house of a bungalow and caught f
05 Apr 51 Tempest II HA-578 Plt Offr Kishin Advani
CTU Ambala Wheel came off during ldg, nosed over
03 Jan 52 Tempest II
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
03 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
04 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
14 Jan 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
06 Mar 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Bhupendra Nath Misra
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
01 May 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Homi Ardeshi Divecha
CTU Injured. 2 Civilians on ground injured
28 Jun 52 Tempest II Plt Offr K S Ghuna
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
29 Jul 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Dalbir Yadav
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
04 Aug 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Amitava Lahiri
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
19 Aug 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Sunandan Roy
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
02 Sep 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Erakathil Chacko John
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
19 Sep 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Gurdial Singh
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
21 Oct 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Kapil Dev Hoon
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
28 Oct 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Prabhakar Jaywant Jakatdar
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
28 Oct 52 Tempest II HA-596 Flt Cdt Cecil Vivian Parker
Click to View Record CTU bo after to from hakimpet
04 Nov 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Kanwar Jit Singh Malik
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
10 Dec 52 Tempest II Plt Offr Ian Steele Loughran
Click to View Record CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
01 Sep 53 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bharati Kumar Chatterji
CTU Nosed over at Hakimpet
08 Dec 53 Tempest II Plt Offr Reginald Trevor Oliver
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
02 Feb 54 Tempest II Plt Offr Prem Nath Bali
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
23 Mar 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vasant Pradhan +
CTU Hakimpet 62 F(P)
26 Jul 55 Spitfire T IX Flt Lt Iqbal Krishan Kumar +
Plt Offr Yash Pal Wadhawan +
CTU In Memoriam
13 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 IT-315 Fg Offr Karambir Singh +
Fg Offr Nozar Naoroz Dadachanji +
CTU Cr Nizampet Reservoir - Unauthorised Aerobatics ov
13 Feb 58 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt A Bannerjee +
CTU In Memoriam

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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.