IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1945 : 212

A total of 212 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
15 Apr 45 Hurricane Plt Offr A K Sahgal
2 Sqn Forcelanded East of Mybong due to engine trouble i
15 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LB732 Fg Offr H D Jarman RAF
10 Sqdn IA Offensive recce over Irrawadi. Damaged by tripwire
18 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LB556 Plt Offr I S Brara
Click to View Record 151OTU engine overheated. forced landing. Aircraft undama
18 Apr 45 Defiant TT II AA503
22AACU dam by storm at Katni
18 Apr 45 Defiant TT II AA473
22AACU fin and port elevator dam beyond repair in storm a
21 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC KZ444 Fg Offr John Ivor McKenzie
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Squadron flight to St Thomas Mount. Crashed near A
21 Apr 45 Hurricane IV LF432 Plt Offr H S Gill
Click to View Record 151OTU Failed to lower u/C aircraft belly landed. Cat A(R
21 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC KZ444
1 Sqn Engine cut, belly landed 12m SW of Egra
24 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE181 Sgt W L Griffiths
22AACU BL at Katni Cat B. overshot and pilot retracted u/
24 Apr 45 Harvard IIB FS949 W/O D N BOOTH
22AACU Hit cables after doing low beat up at 200 feet. ai
25 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC HW492 Plt Offr Surinder Singh
Click to View Record 151OTU part of fuselage torn away during dive. tailplane
26 Apr 45 Hurricane IID HW725 Plt Offr Carlton
151OTU UC Collapse while taxying. Cat A(R)
28 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Bola Ramesh Rao +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ran into wiretrap over Irrawadi.
28 Apr 45 Defiant TT II AA657 Flt Lt D L FERRRABY
22AACU BL Drigh Road after flying in from Ahmedabad. U/C
30 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Narayan Shamu Prasad +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by GF at Allanmyo, Cr in Irrawady
30 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD831 Plt Offr R G Buchanan
151OTU Belly Landed due to distorted u/c/ u/c damaged dur
03 May 45 Hurricane IIC LD853 Plt Offr David Smith Greenhorn +
151OTU Aircraft rolled into ground during target practice
04 May 45 Hurricane IIC KZ619 Fg Offr M Sadiq +
1SFTS 1405 Hrs Apparent engine failure in circuit. Airc
05 May 45 Defiant TT II AA567
22AACU To Drigh Road and BL Beyond Economic Repair
07 May 45 Hurricane IID HW725 Plt Offr S Kumar
Click to View Record 151OTU Ac taxied into petrol bowser. Port mainplane damag
11 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV301
1SFTS 1125 Hrs Student pilot forgot to lower undercarria
11 May 45 Harvard IIB FS781 W/O E B Bull
151OTU AC Swung on landing, u/c collapsed. mainplane aile
12 May 45 Hurricane IID KX244
151OTU FL in bad country at Jhandra. Failure to switch ta
15 May 45 Hurricane IIc PJ662 Fg Offr Dorab Maneckshaw Engineer +
7 Sqn 0530-0700 Last seen carrying out attack on a boat
15 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT558 Plt Offr J J Bouche
Click to View Record 151OTU pulled out violently during dogfight, wrinkled fus
15 May 45 Beaufighter JL768 Flt Lt P E DIGGIN
22AACU CAUGHT FIRE AT DISPERSAL AFTER sortie at drigh roa
16 May 45 Hurricane IID KW881 Plt Offr N R Ker
Click to View Record 1SFTS 0945 Hrs. Pilot on Aerobatics sortie, went into sp
18 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT725 Plt Offr J SELESKI
9 Sqn Got lost on local flying practice, FL wheels up. C
19 May 45 Hurricane IV LD236 Actg Plt O R L Sayce
Click to View Record 1SFTS Ambala - Pilot made heavy landig causing port unde
19 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE994 -
9 Sqn Ranchi - Roof of hangar collapsed in storm, dam ac
20 May 45 Hurricane IIC LD680 Fg Offr P J Mathews
Click to View Record 7 Sqn FTR from sortie, Pilot was rescued by sampan
21 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV796 Plt Offr Masum Ali Vazir +
7 Sqn FTR from Tactical Recce Sortie over Burma
22 May 45 Hurricane IID KW879 Actg Plt O P K Ghosh
1SFTS Engine failed at height of 7000 feet. Pilot landed
23 May 45 Hurricane IIC BN399 Plt Offr B B Marathey
Click to View Record 151OTU Hit by Spitfire MT709. Damage to port mainplane tr
23 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT709 Plt Offr F S Hussain
Click to View Record 151OTU Taxied into Hurricane BN399 at excessive speed fro
23 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE503 Plt Offr Aubrey Archibald MARTINNANT
Click to View Record 151OTU ac went into high speed stall and mushed into grou
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
24 May 45 Hurricane IIB HW668 Actg Plt O A J Nathan
Click to View Record 1SFTS Karnal - pilot made a precautionary landing after
25 May 45 Spitfire VIII MA696 Plt Offr R Khan
Click to View Record 151OTU Faulty lowering of u/c . Collapsed and aircraft da
25 May 45 Hurricane IIC HL861 Plt Offr I S Brara
Click to View Record 151OTU FL at CAmpbellpore due to glycol leak. No damage t
27 May 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG478 Flt Lt D M Finn RAF
4 Sqn Night flying, unable to locate a/f , landed on roa
28 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE127 Plt Offr Allex Paul DANIELL
Click to View Record 151OTU Pilot on range firing near peshawar, flew too clos
31 May 45 Vengeance AN921 W/O BOOTH
22AACU CR AT end of runway at drigh road after TO, premat
02 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LB800 Plt Offr R C Adams
3 Sqn St Thomas Mount - Pilot told to go around during l
02 Jun 45 Hurricane IV LF432 Plt Offr V Y Korgaokar
151OTU hit a tree during practice dive bombing damage to
04 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII NH623 Fg Offr K G Raman
9 Sqn Port tyre burt on TO, became airborne, BL on airfi
04 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD414 Fg Offr Khemendra Nath Kak +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Crashed during auth aerobatic sortie - during slow
05 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD957
7 Sqn Ran out of fuel and BL at Okara, DBR
06 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LE958 Fg Offr Victor Srihari
Click to View Record 151OTU ac caught fire at 9000ft, pilot baled out at 3000f
06 Jun 45 Vengeance FD314 W/O D N BOOTH
22AACU Drigh Road, Premature Pull out during TO and hit g

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