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
15 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ107 - -
8 Sqn Caught fire duringservicing, burnt out at Mingalad
21 Jan 46 Spitfire XIVe SM897 Plt Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 8 Sqn swung on TO from Mingaladon, hit ditch and steamro
24 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF764 Flt Lt D A Shah +
151OTU Fatal dive bombing sortie at bombing range. aircra
30 Jan 46 Spitfire VIII MV232 Plt Offr Surinder Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Collision between MV232 and JC678 (Plt Offr Pendse
31 Jan 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD333 Plt Offr R D Law
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA U/c fail Hmwabi BUrma
07 Feb 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG654 Plt Offr G C Walker +
151OTU Fatal accident over Nowshera. aircraft went into s
14 Feb 46 Spitfire VIII NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Sqn A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
02 Mar 46 Spitfire VIII MT739 Plt Offr G V Francis
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 15m S of Kolar ac caught fire at 3800 feet FL ac b
05 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ162 Fg Offr T R Healey
6 Sqn engine failed, BL at Guldhar. ac later dest by nat
09 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT615 Plt Offr A F E Fernandez
Click to View Record 6 Sqn engine cut after TO BL in feild 1 m NW of Ranchi
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH793 Plt Offr C T Muthayah +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Engine cut, BL near level crossing at Trichnopoly,
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH846 Plt Offr P K Ghosh
9 Sqn BL in error, ac caught fire at Gurgaon.
28 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV436
3 Sqn AC belonged to Boss OP Mehra, AC WO.
29 Mar 46 Spitfire XIV TZ108 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Maharajpur - swung to port on TO ac hit soft groun
03 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe NH795 Fg Offr W R N Dani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn undershot, hit telegraph wires, u/c collapse, over
03 Apr 46 Spitfire VIII JG314 Fg Offr R L Jebb
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA ac landed with tailwheel retrcted at Baigachi in B
09 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ152 Fg Offr C A Hall +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn unauthorised aircombat practice, cr 4 m E of Namku
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG527 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 Sqn engine caught fire on startup at Kolar, ac burnt o
11 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ167 Plt Offr C Shortlands
Click to View Record 1SFTS engine failed, crashed BL in field 1 m NW of Thane
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc LV732 Plt Offr S R Powar
Click to View Record 1 Sqn tyre burst on take off, tippued up trying to stop.
12 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe RN149 Flt Lt P K Sarkar
7 Sqn Overshot into rough ground, uc collapse at maharaj
20 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD400 Fg Offr B S Dogra
Click to View Record 1 Sqn hit slipstream of leading ac in frm, lost control,
23 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF782 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ferrying from Kohat, landed at runway edge, ran of
27 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG678 Fg Offr R S Randhawa
3 Sqn Engine failure, forcelanded at Kolar AC Cat E
04 May 46 Spitfire XIVe TX976 Plt Offr S Jena
Click to View Record 1SFTS stalled on landing, uc collapse at ambala
06 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD347 Plt Offr W H Walmsley
1SFTS heavylanding in low cloud, BL at Bhopal, Recat E
12 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT744 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on land
13 May 46 Spitfire XIVe RM786 Plt Offr S D Singh
1SFTS lost in bad weather, ran out of fuel, BL 1m S of K
17 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD219 Fg Offr K L Suri
Click to View Record 2 Sqn formation flying, engine cut, BL near Mirali FA/E
18 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT728 Plt Offr G Haider
Click to View Record 1SFTS forgot to lower U/C at Bhopal Re-Cat E
19 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD328 Flt Lt A Hussain
Click to View Record 8 Sqn lost on crosscountry, shoft of fuel, FL, tipped up
28 May 46 Spitfire XIVe NH865 Fg Offr J R Bearcroft
9 Sqn engine cut at 200 feet, bl 12 m W of Hungu
04 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV236 Fg Offr C K Singha
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on TO, hit ditch overturned at Peshawa
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT987 Flt Lt A K Ganguly
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Struck JG489 at Samungli
06 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG489 Plt Offr K R Jolly
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Run into by Spitfire MT987 at Samungly Pt Injured
09 Jun 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ186 Fg Offr V J Clowsley
8 Sqn engine cut in circuit, BL 4 m SSE of Trichnopoly
13 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MB971 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 Sqn ferry from Kohat to Miranshah. uc collapse on land
23 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV403 Flt Lt Phiroze Shah Mehta
Click to View Record 1 Sqn unit move, undershot runway, grass landing, overtu
03 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe NH806 Fg Offr R B S Karki +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn bird hit during cross country flight, lost tailpla
03 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV208 Plt Offr Jyotir Moy Bose +
3 Sqn hit palm tree on rising ground while on a LL cross
10 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD329 Plt Offr Lakshman Mohan Katre
Click to View Record 1 Sqn sqn move to Hakmpet frm Nagpur. Engine falure, BL,
24 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe TX978 Plt Offr G S Dhillon
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Kohat FL after eng fail during aerobatics
02 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD222 Fg Offr R L Jebb
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA ferry Bhopal - Brrckpore. Engine cut after TO from
02 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe NH786
1SFTS engine cut, BL, fuselage broke off 30.25N 76.54E 1
03 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ110 Plt Offr B J G Cazlett
6 Sqn Engine failed to pick up on landing, undershot at
08 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD398 Fg Offr D B Rai
2 Sqn undercarraige collapse after Tyre burst from Miran
10 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT611 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
Click to View Record 2 Sqn heavy landed, tyre burst,BL Kohat
16 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TX974 Fg Offr R K B Singh
9 Sqn Engine blew up on starting, ac broke its back caug
21 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ195 Fg Offr P J Oomen +
7 Sqn hit ground during dive bomb practice 6m E of Razma
22 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF789
151OTU engine failed, belly landed peshawar, caught fire.

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