IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 276

A total of 276 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
23 Jun 44 Hurricane I Z4692 Plt Offr Eapen
151OTU Bird hit, (21PC?)
23 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE771 Plt Offr Williams
151OTU Swung on ldg
24 Jun 44 Hurricane Plt Offr S V Hyder
2 Sqn While coming in to land, touched too far down the
27 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LD345 Flt Sgt Wood
9 Sqn UC Collapse while taxying . Burst tail wheel resul
28 Jun 44 Tigermoth II DG462
1EFTS heavy landing at Begumpet, uc collapse
29 Jun 44 Vengeance III FB967
8 Sqn Hit steamroller while landing at Cox's Bazaar, Ban
04 Jul 44 Harvard IIB FE368 Actg Plt O R J Odayar +
1SFTS Collision between two Harvards approaching to land
04 Jul 44 Harvard IIB FE681
1SFTS Collision between two Harvards approaching to land
04 Jul 44 Harvard IIB FE533
1SFTS Engine cut, crashed in forced landing at Nagla
05 Jul 44 Hurricane I AG226 Plt Offr Bedi
151OTU damaged due heavy landing carelessness of pilot. B
12 Jul 44 Hurricane IIB AM293 Fg Offr J I S Bir
151OTU FL at Fort Jobindargh, Amritsar. No injuries
13 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE346 Fg Offr A S M Bhavnani
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Returning from Canwpore, landed at Ambala, but on
17 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD401 Fg Offr C A Starr +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine cut, stalled in FL near Agartala while esco
17 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN649
7 Sqn Hit Tree low flying at Ranchi
18 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN791 Fg Offr Srinivasan
Click to View Record 7 Sqn UC collapse on landing, swung, Ranchi
19 Jul 44 Vengeance AN890 W/O Bruce Roy LUCAS +
Cpl D Emmerson +
22AACU FT Arrive at Ahmedabad from Poona. TO at 0933 pres
20 Jul 44 Vengeance III FB971
8 Sqn DBR in runway collision with FB987 at Samungli, Pa
20 Jul 44 Vengeance III FB987
8 Sqn Runway collision with FB971, Samungli, Pakistan Ju
21 Jul 44 Vengeance II Fg Offr C Sathyanaryana
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Under carraige failed to lock down. Belly landing
21 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN753 Fg Offr Radhakrishnan
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Swung on ldg, uc collapse Ranchi
22 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE248
4 Sqn Swung on landing in heavy rain and overturned
24 Jul 44 Hurricane I AG285 Plt Offr A K S Ahmed
Click to View Record 151OTU FL due to failure to change main tanks from reserv
26 Jul 44 Harvard IIB FE475 Actg Plt O K K Sur +
1SFTS Killed in accident at Rupar, while carrying out un
27 Jul 44 Hurricane IIB BG903 Plt Offr Chackrabutty
151OTU Crash landed, engine failure. Badly damaged aircra
27 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD949 Flt Sgt J Debosschere (RAF) +
4 Sqn Force landed behind enemy lines - last seen waviin
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD897 Fg Offr Abdul Hafeez +
1 Sqn FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD651 Fg Offr Antonil Chuyil Prabhakaran +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC Fg Offr Billimoria +
9 Sqn Attempted to FL in open country in a Hurricane wit
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE248 Flt Sgt Carney (RAF)
4 Sqn Crashed on landing in difficult weather conditions
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD344 Fg Offr P S Gill
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL in Tamru in paddy filed, overturned , injured.
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE208 Flt Sgt James Cutler
9 Sqn Landed wheels up due to carelessness
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE700 Flt Lt L A Thorgood
9 Sqn Abandoned in spin in cloud on an escort mission. B
01 Aug 44 Hurricane I AG266 Fg Offr Khan
151OTU Cr Kabul River E of Peshawar , injuries. 4m N of P
01 Aug 44 Defiant TT II AA490 Fg Offr E S V Burton
22AACU Cr at Uttarlai on way to Madras
02 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD117 Fg Offr Z A Shah
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine caught fire escorting Dakotas, abandoned ne
03 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD452
4 Sqn Tyre burst on Take off, swung and overturned
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIB JS338 Fg Offr J I S Bir
151OTU soft ground taxi, uc collapse
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC HV419 Fg Offr H K Bose
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Taxied into a stationary HV419 . Ac left behind la
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD956 Fg Offr Sundaram Jayaram +
9 Sqn Last reported position, between Akyab and Chittago
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC HL772 Flt Lt H S Ratnagar
2 Sqn Ac badly damaged when HV419 flown byFg Offr H K Bo
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD373
4 Sqn Lost on Operations
05 Aug 44 Hurricane Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA
2 Sqn Forcelanded at Thana due to not switching from lon
05 Aug 44 Vengeance FB956 Flt Lt Carswell Harold NIVEN +
LAC Eric Douglas WILLCOCK +
8 Sqn Final leg to Quetta from Cox Bazaar. Caught up in
08 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LE163
4 Sqn DBR in accident
10 Aug 44 Vengeance II AN739
7 Sqn Tyre burst on TO, Charra, swung into soft ground
11 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LB907 Fg Offr Latimour
10 Sqdn IA Swung on landing and tippedup. Landed in a 90 degr
14 Aug 44 Vengeance FB952 Fg Offr William Ernest Jay McBAIN +
AC1 MUHAMMAD TAMAR HAQ +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Failed to pull out from practice dive near Quetta
14 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD121 W/O Eric BALL +
4 Sqn Failed to return from sortie near Kaladan. Leader
15 Aug 44 Hurricane IIB HL995 Plt Offr W J Fernandez
Click to View Record 151OTU FL 2 miles E of Risalpur after failing to switch t
15 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC KZ426
1 Sqn Overshot landing and hit truck

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