IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1949 : 17

A total of 17 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
27 Jan 49 Auster Lt A D Singh +
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
28 Jan 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt K Abraham +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
09 Mar 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt S B Borkar +
AFS(I) 6 mi N of Ambala
28 Mar 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Trilok Nath Bhanot +
Click to View Record RIAF Ambal Did not recover from Spin - Killed
29 Mar 49 Devon Flt Lt K G Bhim Rao
AHQ Comm S Crash landed 50km from Jodhpur - aircraft written
03 May 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Arthur Srihari +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn k in crash
29 Jul 49 Tempest II HA-536
3 Sqn Cr 18m from Dhond Source: http://pibarchive.nic.i
26 Oct 49 Tempest II HA-444 Fg Offr Percy Edward Harrington
Click to View Record 1 BRD Possibly Repaired Belly landed - Undercarraige collapse
29 Oct 49 Spitfire VIII JG-686 Plt Offr C K Nauker +
AFS(I) In Memoriam
03 Nov 49 Tempest II HA-575 Flt Lt Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record 1 AFA Baled out after colliding with Tempest - Second ba
03 Nov 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Kapal Dev Khanna +
1 AFA Collided with Tempest flown by PVS Ram - killed
11 Nov 49 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Ramchandra Vasudeo Ghisad +
4 Sqn failed to pull out of dive - Hyd FPD
11 Nov 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Gurdev Singh +
2 AFA In Memoriam
16 Nov 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Baldev Singh Dogra
Click to View Record 10 Sqn collided with above - Plt BO
16 Nov 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Neville Wyse Harrison +
10 Sqn Bird hit and MAC with wingman over Cal 11k in all
21 Dec 49 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Kitto +
2 AFA In Memoriam
29 Dec 49 Tempest II Fg Offr Madan Lal Jhingan +
8 Sqn In Memoriam

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