IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1945 : 212

A total of 212 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
12 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC HL865 Plt Offr C T Mutayah
Click to View Record 151OTU Peshawar, aircraft blown off the runway by strong
14 Jun 45 Hurricane LD433 Plt Offr H S Gill
Click to View Record 151OTU U/C Extended due to pull out. did a wheels down la
14 Jun 45 Hurricane IID HW725 Plt Offr D Neves
Click to View Record 151OTU failure of brake. aircraft swung. aircraft dam Cat
16 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LB892 Actg Plt O N Lalkaka
Click to View Record 1SFTS FL at Narwana 55m w of ambala - fuel starvation at
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
22 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LE461 W/O Leonard Francis Andrew CLOSS +
22AACU flew into Hill near Poona aerobatics at low level.
25 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC BN563 Fg Offr E S Khan
3 Sqn Belly landed after tyre burst on take off. Ac Cat
28 Jun 45 Spitfire XIVe ?? Plt Offr Rodney Godfrey Buchanan +
4 Sqn Cr in Air to ground firing range at Hollanvalli.
30 Jun 45 Defiant TT II AA396 Sgt G C Barclay
22AACU Port tyre burst on TO from Ambala, aircraft uc col
03 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LF158 Plt Offr S F Pedder
Click to View Record 151OTU Pilot undertook a successful landing after brakes
10 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LD945 Fg Offr M A Rabbani
Click to View Record 151OTU Aileron jammed. force landed. aircraft completely
14 Jul 45 Harvard IIB FE484 Fg Offr G Saunder
1SFTS Abandoned in Spin, 5m SE of Patiala
17 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LD827 Flt Lt P L Khurana
Click to View Record 1SFTS 1430 Hrs, Aircraft bounced on landing and balloone
18 Jul 45 Hurricane IV LD609 Actg Plt O P K Mondol
Click to View Record 1SFTS 1530 Hrs Kaithal 2948N 7623E- pilot forgot to ref
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
21 Jul 45 Vengeance AP127 W/O G E HAYLE
22AACU Taxying accident Digri DAM TO prop tips, engine sh
25 Jul 45 Vengeance EZ807
22AACU U/c failure on stbd. Accident digri. Cat B.
31 Jul 45 Hurricane IIC LE917 Plt Offr V Y Korgaokar
151OTU Risalpur - FL after eng failure after take off.
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
09 Aug 45 Hurricane IID KW865
151OTU Lachi - pilot lost, BL after fuel ran out.
13 Aug 45 Hurricane Iic LE763 Fg Offr Hall
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Leader became lost. BL Dera Ghazi Khan - alloted t
13 Aug 45 Hurricane Iic LE166 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 Sqn BL Dera Ghazi Khan - alloted to 114RSU. Ran short
28 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC PJ672 Fg Offr Ashok Katju
3 Sqn FL near Mardan due to engine failure. Pilot Unhurt
28 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC LB589 Plt Offr P S Pendse
Click to View Record 151OTU 34.18N 71.41E aircraft BL after eng fail. Air lock
03 Sep 45 Hurricane IIC HW535 Plt Offr C G Bush
151OTU Fatehjang - aircraft BL after eng fail at 2000' du
04 Sep 45 Hurricane IID HW669 Plt Offr Brar
Click to View Record 151OTU 33.58n 71.58 E aircraft BL after eng failure durin
06 Sep 45 Beaufighter T5214 Flt Lt T H Thomas
22AACU FL Cornfield due to stbd eng failure. 
10 Sep 45 Hurricane IIC LE140 Plt Offr Fernandes
151OTU lost between Gorla and Attock and made a BL . airc
11 Sep 45 Spitfire VIII MT908 Plt Offr Stuart
151OTU Bird Hit, Damage to radiator and underside of fuse
15 Sep 45 Hurricane IID KW794 Actg Plt O Hidayat Ali Raja +
1SFTS Crashed after repeated carrying out low turns and
17 Sep 45 Spitfire VIIIc LV646 Plt Offr Gladstone Herbert Snell +
8 Sqn No.2 in formation. Missing in Clouds - failed to r
19 Sep 45 Hurricane IID KZ861 Plt Offr Ashok Katju +
3 Sqn Tyre Burst on ldg overturned. Pilot fractured skul
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
29 Sep 45 Hurricane IIc BP668
1 Sqn Took off from Miransha, Burst Tyre. BL at Risalpur
02 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc HW136 Fg Offr D M Oka
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Pilot took off with pitot head covered. abandoned
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
11 Oct 45 Hurricane IID HW781 Actg Plt O L Rondeau
1SFTS Forcelanded damaging his aircraft - Cat B. Cause o
18 Oct 45 Hurricane IID LE302 Actg Plt O L A Boileau
Click to View Record 1SFTS Forcelanded owing to engine cut.
22 Oct 45 Hurricane IId KW873 Actg Plt O L Rondeau
1SFTS Eng lost power on TO overturned. Insufficient air
26 Oct 45 Hurricane IIC KZ859 Fg Offr J D Acquino
Click to View Record 6 Sqn 0.5m N of Baliakeri near punjab BL after fuel floo
29 Oct 45 Hurricane IIC BN188 Fg Offr N Ker
Click to View Record 151OTU Peshawar uc leg collapse swung off runway. faulty
29 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT732 Plt Offr S K Kaul
151OTU Peshawar - aircraft bl after emergency landing. Pi

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