IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 147

A total of 147 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Jan 43 Hurricane AG214 Plt Offr Madhusudhan BELEKAR +
Click to View Record 151OTU First Indian Fatal - Cr 20 miles S of Aerodrome In
09 Jan 43 Hurricane HV504 Fg Offr Keki Hormusji Motishaw +
2 Sqn Crashed 7m W of Ranchi. Stalled
16 Jan 43 Audax (India) K5594 Plt Offr J L Loam RAF
Plt Offr W M Awan +
1SFTS Crashed on trg sortie at Ambala and burst into fla
23 Jan 43 Tigermoth II AX798
1SFTS VT-AIF eng failure on TO from George strip FL SOC
28 Jan 43 Audax (India) K5583
1 ATU 1ATU sol and OT Bairagarh 28-1-43 ROS
03 Feb 43 Tigermoth VT-ALH Offr Cdt Kolhatkar
1EFTS
03 Feb 43 Hurricane HV415
1 Sqn Missing
04 Feb 43 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANB
Offr Cdt Wood
1EFTS Cr at hakimpet ALG during LL aerobatics SOC Cat E2
06 Feb 43 Harvard IIB FE361 Plt Offr Kartar Singh +
Sgt Ghosh
152OTU Cr Campbellpur - Ghosh survived - 7 Sqdn IAF. Repo
07 Feb 43 Vengeance Fg Offr Kartar Singh
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 Sqn crashed at Kabul river , Flt Sgt Ghosh OK
10 Feb 43 Hurricane AG139 Fg Offr Haider Raza
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Landed in crosswind, swung, failed to correct, ran
10 Feb 43 Hurricane AG128 Plt Offr Philip Walter LOMAX +
151OTU Crashed into Ground making mock attack on Audax du
15 Feb 43 Vengeance AN844 Plt Offr Ernest John BUTLER +
Cpl Phillip + (Fitt IIA)
152OTU Cr near Jamrud
19 Feb 43 Battle  L5726 Plt Offr R S Shipurkar
22AACU Crashed RAF Drigh Road
19 Feb 43 Battle  L5661
22AACU 1145 hours . Crashed - Ac landed with u/c not lock
21 Feb 43 Audax (India) K4840 Plt Offr Ghisad
3 Sqn 1 SFTS 3s, taxied into tent Ismail Khan LG 21-2-43
23 Feb 43 Audax (India) K7503 Plt Offr Madhusudan Murlidhar Date +
1SFTS flew into high ground 1.5 m S of Kasauli 23-2-43.
27 Feb 43 Audax (India) K5574 Plt Offr Lall Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s taxied into obstruction Risalpur 27-2-43 ROS
27 Feb 43 Hart (India) K2112
1SFTS hit by Audax K3088 23-12-41 uc collapse on FL at B
01 Mar 43 Harvard IIB FE355
152OTU Cr on Aerodrome
02 Mar 43 Hurricane IIB Fg Offr B R Sanjana +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Cr enroute to Bhopal 60m from Bairagarh
08 Mar 43 Blenheim V BA453
152OTU Cr on Runway , burst into flames Burnt out
09 Mar 43 Audax (India) K7313 W/O John Meldrum McINTOSH +
1SFTS 1200 Hrs Hit ground during Aerobatics Ambala 9-3-4
13 Mar 43 Harvard IIB FE362
152OTU Cr on Aerodrome
16 Mar 43 Lysander II R2007
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
17 Mar 43 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AGR Plt Offr Purushottam
Click to View Record 1EFTS While flying low at Medchal VT-AGR struck two pede
18 Mar 43 Blenheim V BA657
152OTU BL on Runway
23 Mar 43 Hart (India) K2104
1 ATU Overshot landing 23-3-43 Bairagarh W/o
24 Mar 43 Lysander II P1675 Plt Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Hyd Sind - Crashed at Khipro at approx 1300 hours
24 Mar 43 Hurricane HV414 Sgt William Armstrong WOOLLEY +
151OTU Crashed near TANGI aircraft completely wrecked onl
25 Mar 43 Vengeance AN865
152OTU Cr on Runway Struct Failure
27 Mar 43 Hart (India) K2083
1SFTS Uc Collapse in Heavy ldg Peshawr 27-3-43
28 Mar 43 Lysander II P9057
22AACU
02 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE359
151OTU Collision with Hurricane Z4696 while coming into l
05 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE425 Flt Lt N M Williams
Actg Plt O A Singh
Click to View Record 1SFTS Cr 6m from Ambala. 0900Hrs, Harvard FE426 forced l
08 Apr 43 Hurricane IIB BW931 Fg Offr Kartar Singh Saund +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Swung on take off from Imphal, u/c collapsed. Airc
12 Apr 43 Hurricane BN694
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
15 Apr 43 Hart (India) K2131
1 ATU dmg taxing at Bairagarh 15-4-43
15 Apr 43 Vengeance AN902
152OTU tipped over on nose - salvaged
16 Apr 43 Vengeance AN977 Sqn Ldr Niranjan Prasad
Click to View Record 152OTU Belly landed on runway - pilot blinded by petrol l
16 Apr 43 Hurricane
151OTU Writeoff same pilot as 12/4
17 Apr 43 Lysander II N1295
151OTU Loss of power on TO, overshot wall hit hillock and
19 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE365 Plt Offr Ajmail Singh SEKHON +
Click to View Record 151OTU Crashed and killed during aerobatics at Tavu. Repo
19 Apr 43 Hudson V9199
152OTU From Chaklala cr and burnt out on range 3 cr k
21 Apr 43 Hurricane IIc BG859 Sqn Ldr Habib Ullah Khan +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Hazaribagh, Flew into ground during forced landing
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5588 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5562 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5167 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Hart (India) K2117 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Hart (India) K2116 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh

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