IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1956 : 12

A total of 12 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
14 Feb 56 HT-2 Flt Lt Derek Aubyn Watts +
Flt Cdt B S Sharma +
AFFC In Memoriam
15 Feb 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Akbar Singh Bains
Click to View Record Ailerons Jammed in roll, baled out.
13 Mar 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Nataraj Swaminathan
Touched down short of RW at Ambala and crashed
17 Mar 56 Harvard T-6 Flt Cdt G S Davis +
AFFC In Memoriam
02 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Mehr Chand Malhotra +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
09 May 56 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Vasant Govind Mutalik +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
28 May 56 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Suresh Chandra Sharma +
In Memoriam
07 Sep 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Gursaran Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 2 Sqn TO from Ambala Cr L in field injured
02 Oct 56 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Dara Maneckshaw Elavia +
Fg Offr Om Prakash Gupta +
Click to View Record ATW Nav F/O R Rajeshwar (4871) K
21 Nov 56 Ouragan Flt Lt Kapil Dev Hoon +
3 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Sqn Ldr Roopanagunta Vishnu Bhaskar Bhardwaj +
2 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of
22 Nov 56 Ouragan Plt Offr Narendra Mohan Misra +
2 Sqn In Memoriam. RVB Bharadwaj as CO of 2 Sqn took a

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