IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 2 1945 : 45 1946 : 73 1947 : 40 1948 : 3 1949 : 3 1950 : 5 1951 : 4 1952 : 5 1953 : 10 1954 : 2 1955 : 1

A total of 193 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
17 Oct 44 Spitfire VIIIc LV738 W/O W F Stroud + RAF
8 Sqn Engine cut on approach, Crashed while trying to la
14 Nov 44 Spitfire V MA672 Fg Offr S A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 Sqn engine rough at 300' after TO, belly landed Cat E
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV663 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi
Click to View Record 8 Sqn hit by MD332 while taxying after landing Cat E
07 Jan 45 Spitfire VIII MD332
8 Sqn 8RIAF Collided with LV663 on landing Cox's Bazaar
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Flt Lt D E Colebroke RAF
8 Sqn Inadvertant wheels up landing at 'George' Nidanai
11 Jan 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD343 Plt Offr E Artus RAF
8 Sqn heavy landing downwind at George Airstrip, Nidania
15 Jan 45 Spitfire Vc MA364 Flt Lt Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
Click to View Record 4 Sqn engine failed onTO from beach strip, landed wheels
25 Jan 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr P Chuckerbutty
8 Sqn Crashed western side of runway hit army lorry. Pul
01 Feb 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF778
8 Sqn engine cut, undershot runway, forced landing. acwo
20 Feb 45 Spitfire VIII JF743 Actg Plt O B B Singha +
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr on bombing range - destroyed killed. Lost contr
22 Feb 45 Spitfire VIII JG679 Actg Plt O V Clowsley
151OTU Taxying accident - engine shock loaded. Cat A(R)
24 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF625 Plt Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 Sqn engine failure at 8000 feet, forcelanding in openc
05 Apr 45 Spitfire VIIIc Fg Offr E Artus RAF +
8 Sqn Dived Straight down from 10000 feet and crashed in
05 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII MT964 Flt Lt N Dugdale
8 Sqn Went to locate crash site of Artus. FL 1 mile away
08 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII Sgt Tucker +
8 Sqn Engine truboule. Crashed half mile trying to make
15 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn GCI Crashed fewmiles from airfield. No.3 had port
15 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT558 Plt Offr J J Bouche
Click to View Record 151OTU pulled out violently during dogfight, wrinkled fus
18 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT725 Plt Offr J SELESKI
9 Sqn Got lost on local flying practice, FL wheels up. C
23 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT709 Plt Offr F S Hussain
Click to View Record 151OTU Taxied into Hurricane BN399 at excessive speed fro
24 May 45 Spitfire VIII NH620 Plt Offr S Biswas
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Starboard tyre burst on landing . Damage to prop a
25 May 45 Spitfire VIII MA696 Plt Offr R Khan
Click to View Record 151OTU Faulty lowering of u/c . Collapsed and aircraft da
27 May 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG478 Flt Lt D M Finn RAF
4 Sqn Night flying, unable to locate a/f , landed on roa
04 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII NH623 Fg Offr K G Raman
9 Sqn Port tyre burt on TO, became airborne, BL on airfi
10 Jun 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG171 Plt Offr John Jasper Bouche
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Overshot landing without flaps, ran into ditch, uc
11 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MT840 Fg Offr J Afridi
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine fialure, force landed Cat ES, pilot serious
18 Jun 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT966? Plt Offr Y R Agte
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL half a mile from airfield on first conersion fl
18 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MD331 Plt Offr Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Yelahanka - eng failure on takeoff pilot crashland
28 Jun 45 Spitfire XIVe ?? Plt Offr Rodney Godfrey Buchanan +
4 Sqn Cr in Air to ground firing range at Hollanvalli.
21 Jul 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG620 Fg Offr Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record 4 Sqn tail chasing, stuck tail of JF883 (F/O TN Ghadiok
01 Aug 45 Spitfire VIII MT999 Fg Offr Sardar Shah Muhammad Zahid +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Baled out ona supply drop E of sittang river due t
03 Aug 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr R S Kalyaniwala
Click to View Record 8 Sqn 1030 Hours Crashed at end of E-W Runway. No injuri
04 Aug 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT557 Fg Offr R S Shipurkar
8 Sqn overshot landing after Ops, went into ditch after
11 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MT908 Plt Offr Stuart
151OTU Bird Hit, Damage to radiator and underside of fuse
17 Sep 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Plt Offr Gladstone Herbert Snell +
8 Sqn No.2 in formation. Missing in Clouds - failed to r
25 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MV415 Plt Offr Bhaskar DUTT +
Click to View Record 151OTU Mid air collision with MV415 during cross over. at
25 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MD326 Plt Offr Stuart +
151OTU Mid air collision with MV415 during cross over. at
28 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MD386 Fg Offr Ahmed?
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Engine cut bellylanded nr Mingladon . While on a s
05 Oct 45 Spitfire VIIIc MV231 Fg Offr J S Ingle
Click to View Record 9 Sqn BL at Jhagpani, Bihar
08 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT837 Fg Offr A K S Ahmed
Click to View Record 9 Sqn LLflying at 50 feet 75m W of Ranchi damaged by exp
29 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT732 Plt Offr S K Kaul
151OTU Peshawar - aircraft bl after emergency landing. Pi
08 Nov 45 Spitfire VIII MT839 Plt Offr L Prince-Forster
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Overshot ldg at Willingdon into Ditch Cat B
23 Nov 45 Spitfire VIII JG320 Plt Offr Siddique
Click to View Record 151OTU Peshawar bounced on landing lost tyre uc collapse
28 Nov 45 Spitfire XIV TZ153
RAF Kohat Kohat - ac stalled on approach and landed uc colla
19 Dec 45 Spitfire VIIIc MD291 Fg Offr R L Suri
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Hit by Spitfire MV245 at Hmawbi Cat E
19 Dec 45 Spitfire VIIIc Plt Offr Kirloskar
10 Sqdn IA Lost himself between Akyab and Rangoon and FL whee
19 Dec 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT878 Plt Offr H R Chitnis
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Damaged beyond repair in accident - Det Unknown
28 Dec 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr A K Ahmed
Click to View Record 4 Sqn 16 ac returning from bombay display. Engine troubl
08 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD402 Fg Offr R L Suri
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA engine trouble, bl in field 19.18N 90.17E at Yedas
08 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ156 Plt Offr T O Wynne
6 Sqn became lost during Sqdn move fm Kohat to Ranchi, F
09 Jan 46 Spitfire Fg Offr S K Mukerjee DFC +
IAFDF No, not quite forgotten by D. K. Mukerjee THERE ha

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