IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1941 : 40

A total of 40 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Feb 41 Audax (India) K5572 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1 Pranged at Miranshah
12 Mar 41 Audax (India) K5576
1 1s Stalled on app and hit ground Miramshah 12-3-41
19 Mar 41 Hart (India) K2088
1SFTS EngCut, Cr FL Lalru 19-3-41
10 Apr 41 Audax (India) K5571 Flt Lt Narendra
Click to View Record 1 FL near Spinwan - Pilot escaped ac set on fire
12 Apr 41Miles Master T T7959 Plt Offr Gurbachan Singh*
Click to View Record 9SFTS UK- Crashed after hitting Telephone lines
14 Apr 41 Hart (India) K2097
1SFTS lost ht and cr at Amblaa 14-4-41
13 May 41 Hart (India) K8731
1SFTS engine cut; stalled in forced landing and undercar
15 May 41 Hurricane I W9207 Plt Offr Edwin Nazirullah
Click to View Record 56OTU Baled out. Dislocated Shoulder
30 May 41 Audax (India) K5582
1 1s hit obstr on night take off miramshah 30-5-41 R
10 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K2289
5CDF 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshah
14 Jun 41 Tigermoth II T1782
1SFTS While taking off from a field near Saharanpur, col
14 Jun 41 Hart (India) K2102
1SFTS swung on ldg and tipped up Ambala 14-6-41
18 Jun 41Whitley B N1474 Plt Offr Ali Raza Khan Pasha*
Plt Offr Kali Prasad Chaudhary*
10OTU UK- P/O K P Chaudhary K, Cr Abingdon Air Field
18 Jun 41 Wapiti II K2303 Plt Offr C L Mehta
Click to View Record Flew into ground Jhimpur, Sind
30 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K1289 Plt Offr A M Allahdad
Click to View Record 1 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
09 Jul 41 Wapiti IIA K1257 Plt Offr D P Majoo
Click to View Record 1 2s 1s undershot FL while lost, Razmak 9-7-41
11 Jul 41 Hurricane I Z2519 Plt Offr Anandraj Samuel Gnanamuthu*
Click to View Record 32RAF Failed to Return from Oprational Sortie
31 Aug 41Wellington B W5577 Plt Offr Rustom Nariman Dastur*
12RAF FRANCE - FTR from mission over Dieppe
04 Sep 41 Tigermoth Sgt Harvey*
Plt Offr Cherala Raghava Rao*
1SFTS First fatality of SFTS
18 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5577 Plt Offr K M Mukerjee*
2 2s Lost ht in turn during LL practice Kohat Bombin
27 Sep 41 Audax (India) K4852
1 1s engcut FL overturned Miramshah 27-9-41
04 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1260
5CDF Over Delhi , force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
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
08 Oct 41 Hart (India) K2103 Fg Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1CDF Crashed, 8 Oct41, at Tanjore.
24 Oct 41Douglas DC2 C DG471 Fg Offr Mehar Singh
Click to View Record 31RAF aborted TO at Drigh Road, uc collapse and ac dest
30 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1269 Flt Lt Eric Sprawson RAF
4CDF crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
03 Nov 41 Hurricane II Z3150 Plt Offr Hukum Chand Mehta*
43RAF Cr into High ground at Roxburgshire
04 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2099
1SFTS cr on ldg overturned Drigh Road 4-11-41
05 Nov 41 Tigermoth II DG530 Instr S Bhuyan*
Offr Cdt Sawaranjit Singh*
1EFTS VT-APR Pilot tried to loop at 1000 ft AGL without
07 Nov 41 Wapiti IIA K2276
4CDF crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
07 Nov 41 Audax (India) K5564 Plt Offr Bhasker Daniel Gnanamuthu*
2 2s 1s eng smoke dived into hill near Razami 7-11-4
13 Nov 41 Audax (India) K3077 Plt Offr Ghulam Nabi Khan*
1SFTS Hit trees at night Ambalal 13.11.41 1k
14 Nov 41 Audax (India) K7357 Plt Offr Vicoo Jehangir Billimoria
Click to View Record 1SFTS abandoned on night navex Bhiwani 64m WNW Delhi 14
22 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2105
1SFTS Flew into ground during low level bombing practice
18 Dec 41 DH86A Sqn Ldr Bishop RAF
Plt Offr Pratap Chandra Lal
Click to View Record Co-Pilot Plt Offr PC Lal - ac swung on TO
20 Dec 41 Lysander I R1989 Plt Offr Paljor Namgyal*
1 Undershot runway at Peshawar - ac flipped over fir
20 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5255 Plt Offr Ranbir Singh
1SFTS Swung on appra and overturned Ambala 20-12-41
27 Dec 41 Audax K5167 Plt Offr Daljit Singh
1SFTS Overturned on Night Flying Take Off
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4CDF Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4CDF Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)

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