IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1953 : 27

A total of 27 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
13 Jan 53 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Vernon Aloysius Vaz +
ATW In Memoriam
17 Feb 53 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Trevor Virgil Smith +
Plt Offr Sitnraman Balasubramanian +
11 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Mar 53 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt A K Singh +
1 AFA In Memoriam Begumpet 62 F(P)
12 May 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-692 Plt Offr Narinder Kumar Malik
Click to View Record Wheels up landing
26 May 53 Liberator B-24 HE-886
Cr attempting a 3 engine landing
28 May 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-987 Plt Offr Satish Kumar +
14 Sqn Engine failed on TO from Barrackpore. Crashed near
22 Jun 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-984 Plt Offr Sukhjinder Singh
29 Jul 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-996 Plt Offr Krishnaswamy Rangachari
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL 1.5 m NW of Meerut after getting lost
06 Aug 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-617 Plt Offr Rasiklal Popatlal Dave +
14 Sqn
22 Aug 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-979 Plt Offr Kartar Singh Gill +
1 AFA Spun into ground Hakimpet
27 Aug 53 Liberator B-24 Flt Lt Alfred Eric Wilfred Paul +
Fg Offr Bikash Kumar Ghosh +
5 Sqn Blew up Near Pune 9k. S/L NK Sarkar (2859) k
01 Sep 53 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bharati Kumar Chatterji
CTU Nosed over at Hakimpet
24 Sep 53Unidentified UI Fg Offr Amitava Lahiri +
1 BRD In Memoriam
07 Oct 53 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt B S Bakshi +
Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Chhokar +
1 AFA AFA
31 Oct 53 Tempest II Flt Lt Mirgind Singh Grewal
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
17 Nov 53 Tempest II HA-400 Flt Lt Edwin Noble Millicans
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
24 Nov 53 Tempest II Flt Lt Jafar Zaheer
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
24 Nov 53 Spitfire XIX HS-693 Plt Offr Rudolph Joseph Hourigan
101 Sqn Stalled on approach to Palam Cat E
04 Dec 53 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Baskaran Masilmani +
3 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
05 Dec 53 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt J C Chadda +
1 AFA In Memoriam
08 Dec 53 Tempest II Plt Offr Reginald Trevor Oliver
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
11 Dec 53 HT-2 Civ Pt M V Namjoshi +
HAL HT2 2nd Prototype. Cr Blore at Aerobatics
15 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-679 Plt Offr Yeshwant Srinivas Padbidri
1 AFA Cr when ac swung on landing
16 Dec 53 Spitfire XVIII HS-663 Plt Offr Rajinder Pal Singh +
1 AFA Cr during LL Roll 5NM NW of Hakimpet
22 Dec 53 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Manharan Krishan Soni +
7 Sqn Cr during LL Sortie
24 Dec 53 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Satyendra Narayan Acharya +
Flt Cdt R Sharma +
2 AFA Ac taxying on ground hit by another Harvard. Whil
30 Dec 53 Tempest II Fg Offr Prabhakar Jaywant Jakatdar
Click to View Record Injured

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