IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1954 : 23

A total of 23 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 54 Whirlwind S-55C IZ-649 Lt Kutty Menon
Lt Wadhwan
NAVY Possibly Repaired Ditched in Ernakulam canal Cochin on loan to Navy.
05 Jan 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Bir Ramindar Singh Bindra +
1 Sqn GLOC during pullout, cr at Jamnagar
06 Jan 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Erakathil Chacko John
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
07 Jan 54 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Krishna Dandapani
Click to View Record HAL DNE air testing a Vampire aircraft assembled at HA
19 Jan 54 Tempest II Sqn Ldr George Henry King
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
02 Feb 54 Tempest II Plt Offr Prem Nath Bali
CTU Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
18 Feb 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Kanwar Jit Singh Malik
Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
12 Mar 54 Tempest II Flt Lt Jafar Zaheer
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
12 Mar 54 Ouragan Plt Offr Surendra Mohan Dewan +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
23 Mar 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vasant Pradhan +
CTU Hakimpet 62 F(P)
03 Apr 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Erakathil Chacko John
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
28 Apr 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Prem Nath Bali +
4 Sqn k in cr Poona
14 May 54 Tempest II Fg Offr Nirmal Chandra Suri
Click to View Record Possibly Repaired Pilot OK
01 Jun 54 Prentice Flt Lt Manish Chandra Kar
k in Spin, Pupil lowered flaps. AFA
23 Jun 54 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Harchand Singh Gill +
Fg Offr Satbir Singh Sat +
Click to View Record 11 Sqn 6 killed. Nav F/O Jaswant Singh (4215), F/o DSL C
25 Jun 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Madan Mohan Gadihoke +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Jul 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Karan Sher Singh Kalsia
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine Failure 18000 feet Sangrur Pt BO
14 Aug 54 Vampire FB52 IB-203 Fg Offr Mohinder Singh Bawa
Click to View Record Mentioned in Book - Belly landed .
24 Sep 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Prabhakar Shripad Bajekal +
1 AFA In Memoriam
22 Oct 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Tarun Kanti Bhattacharjee +
17 Sqn Adampur
02 Dec 54 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Anand Singh Giri +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Failed to pull up during bombing run at Kharindwa
02 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Niravar Singh +
14 Sqn crashed near Midnapur
21 Dec 54 Spitfire XVIII HS-648 Fg Offr Daya Krishan Bhatnagar +
14 Sqn Crashed at 12-30 hours five miles south-west of Ka

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