IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 3 1942 : 2 1943 : 1 1944 : 3 1945 : 1 1946 : 7 1947 : 4

A total of 21 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
18 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5577 Plt Offr K M Mukerjee*
Click to View Record 2 2s Lost ht in turn during LL practice Kohat Bombin
06 Oct 41 Audax (India) K4861 Fg Offr Arjan Singh
Click to View Record 2 1s 2s dam by ground fire and hit boulder landing i
07 Nov 41 Audax (India) K5564 Plt Offr Bhasker Daniel Gnanamuthu*
2 2s 1s eng smoke dived into hill near Razami 7-11-4
08 Feb 42 Lysander II L4740 Plt Offr F P Amber
2 Landed and overturned after hitting drain
03 Mar 42 Lysander II L4748 Plt Offr K H Motishaw
Sgt Algar RAF*
2 landed at Drighroad, 20lb bomb blew up killing gnr
22 Apr 43 Hurricane IIc Sqn Ldr Habib Ullah Khan*
Click to View Record 2 Hazaribagh
03 Dec 44 Hurricane Fg Offr K V Nair
Click to View Record 2 Missing - Burma Ops
15 Dec 44 Hurricane Fg Offr Ram Saran Sharma*
2 Shot down Ops
30 Dec 44 Hurricane Plt Offr Govind Dattatreya Juvekar*
2 Missing - FTR
02 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc HW136 Fg Offr D M Oka
Click to View Record 2 abandoned TO as ASI was U/S overran runway into di
23 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF782 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
2 Ferrying from Kohat, landed at runway edge, ran of
17 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD219 Fg Offr K L Suri
Click to View Record 2 formation flying, engine cut, BL near Mirali FA/E
13 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MB971 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 ferry from Kohat to Miranshah. uc collapse on land
08 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD398 Fg Offr D B Rai
2 u/c collapse after Tyre burst from Miran
10 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT611 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
2 heavy landed, tyre burst,BL Kohat
09 Sep 46 Spitfire VIII MT872 Flt Lt A R Pandit
Click to View Record 2 Kohat FL outside airfield 1mSE eng failure
12 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH619 Fg Offr M U Haq*
2 engine cut on tao, forcelanded on rocky surface 1
14 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT828 Plt Offr M U Ducase
2 Kohat - tyre Burst on TO and ac BL in airfield
29 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT841 Plt Offr P Callaghan
Click to View Record 2 Kohat ac FL after engine caught fire - Pt injured
19 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT881 Fg Offr D B Pigott
Click to View Record 2 short of fuel on cross country flight, FL wheels d
26 Jul 47 Tempest II PR534 Flt Lt Dewan Balwant Rai*
2 flew into blind valley - struck gorund in bad weat

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