IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1945 : 212

A total of 212 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
02 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC KX421 Actg Plt O T Zacharaiah
Click to View Record 1SFTS Engine cut at 10000ft. Glided to aerodrome being w
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc LD773 Sqn Ldr Prithpal Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Dived into ground at Kohat durnig trng flt 2m west
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LD773
6 Sqn Dived into ground 5m WNW of Kohat - Unknown causes
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV663 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi
Click to View Record 8 Sqn hit by MD332 while taxying after landing Cat E
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIII MD332
8 Sqn 8RIAF Collided with LV663 on landing Cox's Bazaar
09 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF273 Flt Sgt L E Landamore (RAF)
4 Sqn FL 2m NNW of TEnNYO with port wing on fire. Vacate
10 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF101 Plt Offr Chunnilal Ray +
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr Hanzakot Lat 34.25 Long 72.15 dived into ground
10 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC KW881 Actg Plt O D S Jang
Click to View Record 1SFTS Heavy landing caused U/C to collapse. Aircraft was
10 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC KZ851 Plt Offr G T McKie RAF
10 Sqdn IA Engine cut , FL at Nalik. Intrnal Glycol Leak. des
11 Jan 45 Hurricane IIB BG963
1SFTS While taxying allowed the aircraft to run into sof
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Flt Lt D E Colebroke RAF
8 Sqn Inadvertant wheels up landing at 'George' Nidanai
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD343 Plt Offr E Artus RAF
8 Sqn heavy landing downwind at George Airstrip, Nidania
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE296 Fg Offr Jagjit Singh +
6 Sqn Mid air collision during practice dogfight
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE759 Fg Offr Ishwar Dass +
6 Sqn Mid air collision during practice dogfight
13 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF128 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 151OTU BL at Peshawar after suspecting u/c didn’t
14 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC PJ716 Fg Offr M M Crishna
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Collided on runway with KZ919 'W'
14 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC KZ919 Fg Offr David
10 Sqdn IA Collided with PJ716 'Y' on runway in dust after la
14 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LD744 Fg Offr H D Jarman RAF
10 Sqdn IA Ran off strip in dust. hit bund and uc collapsed,
15 Jan 45 Spitfire Vc MA364 Flt Lt Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
Click to View Record 4 Sqn engine failed onTO from beach strip, landed wheels
16 Jan 45 Vengeance  AP129 Sqn Ldr B F C Houston
22AACU Forcelanded Mauripur due to breakdown of insulatio
17 Jan 45 Hurricane HV914 Fg Offr John
1 Sqn Engine cut, FL at Bawli Bazar
18 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC KZ771 Fg Offr J S Ingle
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Engine cut, BL at Tippie near Akyab 1m E of Rathed
18 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE791
9 Sqn UC leg collapsed on Landing at Ramu
22 Jan 45 Hurricane LE559 Plt Offr Bob Kumar +
2 Sqn Failed to return - sortie over West Coast of Ramre
23 Jan 45 Hurricane LD828 Fg Offr Harbans Singh BAHIA +
2 Sqn 1730 Hours crashed during slow roll over base retu
23 Jan 45 Hurricane IID HV670 Actg Plt O D S Legha
1SFTS 1645 Hrs. Overshot runway and while attempting to
23 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF173 Plt Offr Bradshaw (RAF)
4 Sqn FL at Madhubania after ole leg was fractured on ta
25 Jan 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr P Chuckerbutty
8 Sqn Crashed western side of runway hit army lorry. Pul
29 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC HW659 Actg Plt O Zafar Mahmud
Click to View Record 1SFTS Forcelanded near Hansi after Port mainplane root h
29 Jan 45 Harvard IIB FE889
1SFTS Landed heavily on port wheel causing u/c to collap
30 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF276 Plt Offr S P Sen
Click to View Record 4 Sqn forcelanded on beach 2 miles from unit due to engi
30 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE459 Plt Offr Muthuveera Veerasamy Sheeta Raman +
151OTU cr at bombing range due to dive bombing at range
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE980 -
9 Sqn DBR when JS423 blew up at Ramu
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF171 -
9 Sqn DBR when JS423 blew up at Ramu
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC JS423 -
9 Sqn blew up at Ramu while being serviced
01 Feb 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF778
8 Sqn engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. acwo
06 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LE164 Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA +
2 Sqn Stalled off a turn and crashed near Hpontha, Araka
06 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC Fg Offr G H King
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Overshot runway at Indin .Ac Cat AC . 0930 Hrs
11 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LD492
9 Sqn Swung on landing and UC Collapsed
13 Feb 45 Defiant TT II AA538 Flt Sgt E E Sulsh
22AACU BL at Madras , unable to lower U/C dirty hydraulic
13 Feb 45 Harvard IIB FE483 Flt Lt J W Rutherford RAF
151OTU Strong wind on landing , leg sheared off after bra
14 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LD986 Actg Plt O R S Randhawa
151OTU ac turned over into culvert after hitting wall dur
17 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc LE950 Wg Cdr Karun Krishna Majumdar DFC + +
Click to View Record IAFDF Dived into Ground druing aerobatics
18 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LB935 Fg Offr A R David
3 Sqn Undercarraige collapsed while recovering form dive
20 Feb 45 Spitfire VIII JF743 Actg Plt O B B Singha +
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr on bombing range - destroyed killed. Lost contr
22 Feb 45 Spitfire VIII JG679 Actg Plt O V Clowsley
151OTU Taxying accident - engine shock loaded. Cat A(R)
24 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC Actg Plt O J A Martin
151OTU Swugn during taxying, u/c sheared off. Cat (Ac)
24 Feb 45 Defiant TT II AA483 Flt Sgt L R M Tibble
22AACU Port wing stuck windsock pole due to brake failure
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LE688 Fg Offr K C Sarkar
Click to View Record 1SFTS 1100 hrs. struck a kite hawk with port main plane
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IV LF454 Fg Offr Jagbir Singh
Click to View Record 151OTU BL after fuel exhaustion. Failed to switch to main

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