IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1946 : 90

A total of 90 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
08 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD402 Fg Offr R L Suri
Click to View Record 10 engine trouble, bl in field 19.18N 90.17E at Yedas
08 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ156 Plt Offr T O Wynne
6 became lost during Sqn move fm Kohat to Ranchi, FL
08 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF831
132R&S engine failure on TO from Mingaladon
09 Jan 46 Spitfire Fg Offr S K Mukerjee DFC*
Ditched in Sea off Juhu. Never found
15 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ107 - -
8 Caught fire duringservicing, burnt out at Mingalad
21 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe SM897 Plt Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 8 swung on TO from Mingaladon, hit ditch and steamro
31 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD333 Plt Offr R D Law
10 U/c fail Hmwabi BUrma
05 Feb 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF227
ferrying, forcelanded near Bankura burntout.
14 Feb 46 Spitfire VIII NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
02 Mar 46 Spitfire VIII MT739 Plt Offr G V Francis
3 15m S of Kolar ac caught fire at 3800 feet FL ac b
05 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ162 Fg Offr T R Healey
6 engine failed, BL at Guldhar. ac later dest by nat
08 Mar 46Meteor III F EE344 Plt Offr Dinshaw Sorab Bamjee*
74RAF UK - Cr in a dummy attack on a Train at Wiltshire
09 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT615 Plt Offr A F E Fernandez
Click to View Record 6 engine cut after TO BL in feild 1 m NW of Ranchi
16 Mar 46 Hurricane II KZ523 Fg Offr Shamim Ul Zafir Khan*
Click to View Record 1SFTS Jullunder - struck tree during unauthorised low fl
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH793 Plt Offr C T Muthayah*
Click to View Record 8 Engine cut, BL near level crossing at Trichnopoly
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH846 Plt Offr P K Ghosh
9 BL in error, ac caught fire at Gurgaon.
28 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV436
3 forgot to lower u/c written off at Kolar
29 Mar 46 Spitfire XIV TZ108 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 7 Maharajpur - swung to port on TO ac hit soft grou
29 Mar 46 Hurricane IV KZ676 Plt Offr Zafar Ali Syed*
1SFTS Ambala - eng fail onTO pilot turned around to FL b
03 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe NH795 Fg Offr W R N Dani
Click to View Record 4 undershot, hit telegraph wires, u/c collapse, ove
03 Apr 46 Spitfire VIII JG314 Fg Offr R L Jebb
Click to View Record 10 ac landed with tailwheel retrcted at Baigachi in
09 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ152 Fg Offr C A Hall*
Click to View Record 6 unauthorised aircombat practice, cr 4 m E of Namku
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG527 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 engine caught fire on startup at Kolar, ac burnt o
11 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ167 Plt Offr C Shortlands
Click to View Record 1SFTS engine failed, crashed BL in field 1 m NW of Thane
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc LV732 Plt Offr S R Powar
1 tyre burst on take off, tippued up trying to stop.
12 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe RN149 Flt Lt P K Sarkar
7 Overshot into rough ground, uc collapse at maharaj
20 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD400 Fg Offr B S Dogra
Click to View Record 1 hit slipstream of leading ac in frm, lost control,
23 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF782 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
2 Ferrying from Kohat, landed at runway edge, ran of
23 Apr 46 Harvard II FE603
engine fail and fire - pilot and pupil BO
27 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG678 Fg Offr R S Randhawa
3 Engine failure, forcelanded at Kolar AC Cat E
04 May 46 Spitfire XIVe TX976 Plt Offr S Jena
Click to View Record 1SFTS stalled on landing, uc collapse at ambala
06 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD347 Plt Offr W H Walmsley
1SFTS heavylanding in low cloud, BL at Bhopal, Recat E
11 May 46 Hurricane II LE796
22AACU Orella- Pilot forecleanded in a field expecting b
12 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT744 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on lan
13 May 46 Harvard II FE471 Fg Offr Frank Anthony Micetech*
AC cr during touch and go practices- Inst F/L RGH
13 May 46 Spitfire XIVe RM786 Plt Offr S D Singh
1SFTS lost in bad weather, ran out of fuel, BL 1m S of K
16 May 46 Vengeance III FB936
pilot landed near Dhanari in ppor weather
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
18 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT728 Plt Offr G Haider
Click to View Record 1SFTS forgot to lower U/C at Bhopal Re-Cat E
19 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD328 Flt Lt A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 lost on crosscountry, shoft of fuel, FL, tipped up
28 May 46 Spitfire XIVe NH865 Fg Offr J R Bearcroft
9 engine cut at 200 feet, bl 12 m W of Hungu
30 May 46 Harvard II FE424
Ambala pilot hit FE 712 during Taxi
30 May 46 Harvard II FE712
Ambala pilot hit FE 712 during Taxi
30 May 46 Harvard II FE432
Aircraft bounced on landing and spun into ground
04 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV236 Fg Offr C K Singha
Click to View Record 9 engine cut on TO, hit ditch overturned at Peshawa
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT987 Flt Lt A K Ganguly
Click to View Record 1 Struck JG489 at Samungli
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG489 Plt Offr K R Jolly
Click to View Record 1 Run into by Spitfire MT987 at Samungly Pt Injured
09 Jun 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ186 Fg Offr V J Clowsley
8 engine cut in circuit, BL 4 m SSE of Trichnopoly
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
19 Jun 46 Harvard II FE719 Plt Offr Sarwan Singh*
AC hit ground 15 M NE of Jalandhar

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