IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


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

A total of 192 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
06 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD316 Plt Offr R W B Bharadwaj
1 Sqn Forgot to lower U/C. Controlled BL Cat AC -> Cat E
08 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe MV301 Fg Offr R C Dhawan +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn engine cut TO on Offensive Recce Miranshah, Cr L,
09 Sep 46 Spitfire VIII MT872 Flt Lt Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL outside airfield 1mSE eng failure - aerobatics
12 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH619 Fg Offr M U Haq +
2 Sqn engine cut on tao, forcelanded on rocky surface 1
12 Sep 46 Spitfire XIV MT848 Fg Offr T B Chowdary
Click to View Record 6 Sqn eng fail during LL Flying at Ranchi FL - ac Cat E
17 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD269 Fg Offr M E D'Eca
3 Sqn Birdhit during formation flying, BL 5 m from Kolar
18 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD387 Plt Offr J R Peters
6 Sqn tyreburst on TO from Ranchi, BL besides runway
23 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ169 Fg Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 Sqn left peritrack while taxying fell in ditch, prop a
25 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ118 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) stalled whiel landing, bounced, nose tipped, uc da
12 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT873 Plt Offr F D Irani
1SFTS trying to avoid parked ac after landing ran into f
25 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV205 Fg Offr H H Beale
10 Sqdn IA engine cut on recce, BL 17m NW of Jessore
25 Oct 46 Spitfire XIV MV374 Plt Offr P B Bhandarkar
8 Sqn Kolar ac swung to starboard and left runway - pilo
08 Nov 46 Spitfire XIV TZ163 Fg Offr Peters
6 Sqn Ranchi ac overturned after swinging on TO on runwa
24 Nov 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG606 Flt Lt J W G Marley
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine trouble on cross country, belly landed at Y
04 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe SM893 Fg Offr N K Lalkaka
Click to View Record 8 Sqn cross country flt Bhopal to nagpur, got lost in cl
09 Dec 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH636 Plt Offr O'Brian
Click to View Record AFS(I) hit by NH901 whilte stationary at Ambala
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII MV122
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
17 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ185 Plt Offr P E Harrington
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut on apprach, BL at Ambala
30 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe RM969 Plt Offr Hakim Rai +
6 Sqn Went out of control after looping at 3000feet at R
07 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH929 Fg Offr N Haider Mirza
9 Sqn Accident - Uninjured
10 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MD384 Plt Offr U A Vaz
AFS(I) engine cut on approach, belly landed at Ambala, Pi
14 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT828 Plt Offr M U Ducase
2 Sqn Kohat - tyre Burst on TO and ac BL in airfield
16 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH873 Plt Offr R H Beaupert
AFS(I) Tyre burst on TO, BL at Ambala
29 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT841 Plt Offr P Callaghan
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Kohat ac FL after engine caught fire - Pt injured
12 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe MV371 Fg Offr M Hosain
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut, BL, damaged fuselage 8 m NW of Ambala
14 Feb 47 Spitfire PR.XI PL997 Plt Offr Durney
7 Sqn Engine cut on take of, FL at Kohat, Burnt out
14 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Miranshah - ac tipped up after Tyre burst on TO
19 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe TX988 Fg Offr S Srinivasan
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on cross country flt, BL near Ichawara
20 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH803 Fg Offr Jafar Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 Sqn BL at Nagpur
21 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe RN199 Plt Offr T N Ahmed +
7 Sqn hit mudwall at end of runway on low approach crash
21 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV430 Plt Offr H V Smith +
AFS(I) pilot blacked out while pulling out of dive, loope
27 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH788
6 Sqn lost on Navex, Overshot into Ditch at Chanbad, Dha
04 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TP256 Plt Offr H Storey
AFS(I) prop blade broke off in flight, engine smoked, air
06 Mar 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT725 Plt Offr A S Bakshi
AFS(I) flapless landing, UC Collapse Ambala
15 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TX991 Fg Offr A K Sehgal +
9 Sqn ferry to No.9, engine cut, FL, crashed 30M NW of s
18 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TZ104 Plt Offr R H Beaupert +
6 Sqn Engine cut on recce, pilot struck wing Baling out,
01 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT662 Fg Offr W H Walmsley
1 Sqn tyre burst on heavy night landing, BL at yelahanka
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV118 Fg Offr N B Menon
Click to View Record 6 Sqn while turning at end of runway run into by MT520
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT520 Fg Offr J L Payne
6 Sqn ferry flt, Fast landing to avoid MV118 but hit air
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT832 Plt Offr U G Wright
AFS(I) Ambala - engine stalled short of runway ac crl and
19 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT881 Fg Offr D B Pigott
Click to View Record 2 Sqn short of fuel on cross country flight, FL wheels d
26 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN178 Flt Lt M B Naik
Click to View Record 6 Sqn engine lost power on cross country flight, BL in f
27 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN192 Fg Offr J Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on ferryflt BL in field near Kunkurali,
01 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc Actg Plt O Venner
AFS(I) DNE Forcelanded in a Hurricane - No date
07 May 47 Spitfire XIVe MV305 Fg Offr N K Mukherjee
6 Sqn Starboard tyre burst on TO at Ranchi, BL. NK or MK
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN157 Fg Offr C T Rhenius
8 Sqn engine cut on airtest, belly landed on kolar airfi
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe NH837 Plt Offr Ashraff
Click to View Record AFS(I) lost pwoer in circuit, fast appraoch, BL Ambala.
22 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN220 Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 Sqn lost way on ferry flight, short of fuel, BL at Shi
23 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV459 Plt Offr U A D'Cruz
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cutt, BL in river bed at Mullana village, 1

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