IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1947 : 69

A total of 69 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
06 Jan 47 Harvard II b FE371
crew lost in poor weather and BO 12m w of Belar
10 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MD384 Plt Offr U A Vaz
AFS(I) engine cut on approach, belly landed at Ambala, Pi
14 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT828 Plt Offr M U Ducase
2 Kohat - tyre Burst on TO and ac BL in airfield
16 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH873 Plt Offr R H Beaupert
AFS(I) Tyre burst on TO, BL at Ambala
29 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT841 Plt Offr P Callaghan
Click to View Record 2 Kohat ac FL after engine caught fire - Pt injured
12 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe MV371 Fg Offr M Hosain
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut, BL, damaged fuselage 8 m NW of Ambala
14 Feb 47 Spitfire PR.XI PL997 Plt Offr Durney
7 Engine cut on take of, FL at Kohat, Burnt out
14 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Miranshah - ac tipped up after Tyre burst on TO
19 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe TX988 Fg Offr S Srinivasan
Click to View Record 9 engine cut on cross country flt, BL near Ichawara
20 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH803 Fg Offr Jafar Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 BL at Nagpur
21 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe RN199 Plt Offr T N Ahmed*
7 hit mudwall at end of runway on low approach crash
21 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV430 Plt Offr H V Smith*
AFS(I) pilot blacked out while pulling out of dive, loope
21 Feb 47 Tempest II PR532 Fg Offr Khan
3 Yelahanka - emergency landing after engine failure
27 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH788
6 lost on Navex, Overshot into Ditch at Chanbad, Dha
04 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TP256 Plt Offr H Storey
AFS(I) prop blade broke off in flight, engine smoked, air
06 Mar 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT725 Plt Offr A S Bakshi
AFS(I) flapless landing, UC Collapse Ambala
15 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TX991 Fg Offr A K Sehgal*
9 ferry to No.9, engine cut, FL, crashed 30M NW of s
18 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TZ104 Plt Offr R H Beaupert*
6 Engine cut on recce, pilot struck wing Baling out,
19 Mar 47 Harvard II b FE380
Ambala - ac failed to TO during touch and go - ove
26 Mar 47 Tigermoth II DD666
2EFTS Jodhpur ac bounced on landing and tipped over nose
01 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT662 Fg Offr W H Walmsley
1 tyre burst on heavy night landing, BL at yelahanka
12 Apr 47 Tigermoth II DG545 Fg Offr E G Hall
Click to View Record 2EFTS 6m SE of Jodhpur eng failure FL Pilot and Cadet H
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV118 Fg Offr N B Menon
Click to View Record 6 while turning at end of runway run into by MT520
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT520 Fg Offr J L Payne
6 ferry flt, Fast landing to avoid MV118 but hit air
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT832 Plt Offr U G Wright
AFS(I) Ambala - engine stalled short of runway ac crl
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 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN178 Flt Lt M B Naik
Click to View Record 6 engine lost power on cross country flight, BL in f
27 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN192 Fg Offr J Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 engine cut on ferryflt BL in field near Kunkurali,
03 May 47 Anson 19 VL285
ac landed heavily at Yelhanka in flap less landing
05 May 47 Harvard II b KF114 Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Bose*
Kohat CF Kohat stn flt - AC stalled on turn after TO, LAC J
07 May 47 Spitfire XIVe MV305 Fg Offr N K Mukherjee
6 Starboard tyre burst on TO at Ranchi, BL. NK or MK
14 May 47 Tempest II PR836 Sqn Ldr Madan Lal Mishra
3 Salpur Port u/c collapse on TO and extensive Damag
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe NH837 Plt Offr Ashraff
Click to View Record AFS(I) lost pwoer in circuit, fast appraoch, BL Ambala.
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN157 Fg Offr C T Rhenius
8 engine cut on airtest, belly landed on kolar airfi
22 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN220 Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 lost way on ferry flight, short of fuel, BL at Shi
23 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV459 Plt Offr U A D'Cruz
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cutt, BL in river bed at Mullana village, 1
05 Jun 47 Tigermoth II DG596
2EFTS Jodhpur - ac stalled on appraoch made heavy landin
11 Jun 47 Tempest II PR646 Sqn Ldr A R Pandit
Click to View Record 5 RAF 5 RAF ac uc collapse on ldg - caught fire and burn
11 Jun 47 Spitfire XIVe TX979 Fg Offr G S Sekhon*
Click to View Record 4 flew into mountain ag Okyama Japan, followed by No
11 Jun 47 Spitfire XIVe SM925 Fg Offr J A Martin*
4 flew into mountain at Okayama Japan while followin
12 Jun 47 Tigermoth II EM847
2EFTS Jodhpur - student pilot made bad ldg and cr - inst
18 Jun 47 Tempest II PR596 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 47 Tempest II PR855 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Miranshah - uc collapse on ldg
20 Jun 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV406 Plt Offr K B Majid
AFS(I) ran short of fuel during aerobatics, belly landed
26 Jun 47 Tempest II PR804 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record engine failure - pilot did FL in paddy field near
27 Jun 47 Anson 19 VL287
40m from jodhpur - fuel ran out carried force land
06 Jul 47 Tempest II PR586 Fg Offr George Henry King
Click to View Record ac swung to port at Miransha and tipped over.
15 Jul 47 Tigermoth II DP262
2EFTS Banar Landing ground in rajputana - ac stalled pri
15 Jul 47 Tigermoth II DP262
2EFTS Flying Accident at Jodhpur
16 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT912 Plt Offr G S Guron*
1SFTS dived on low level flight at Gara Village 3m S of

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