IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 6 1943 : 44 1944 : 78 1945 : 58 1946 : 3

A total of 189 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 44 Hurricane Z4379 Plt Offr K K Sahgal
151OTU Engine failure, Crash Landed
22 Jan 44 Hurricane AG173 Plt Offr Kanwar Shamsher Singh Bedi
Click to View Record 151OTU Engine cut due to failure of fuel switch , Cr and
25 Jan 44 Hurricane I L1848 Plt Offr J Singh
Click to View Record 151OTU 4 m N of Mardan FL
30 Jan 44 Hurricane I W9294 Plt Offr S I R Bokhari
Click to View Record 151OTU failure to switch to main task, eng cut FL 2 m w o
01 Feb 44 Hurricane AF992 Plt Offr Pandhi
151OTU uc collapse on ldg
05 Feb 44 Hurricane BE341 Plt Offr S I R Bokhari
Click to View Record 151OTU Taxied into mud - nosed over
05 Feb 44 Hurricane AG169 Plt Offr Sidhartha SEN +
151OTU Hit Tree while low flying 2.25m SE of Khunda
08 Feb 44 Hurricane AF999 Plt Offr M D Rosario
Click to View Record 151OTU FL aircraft after low fuel
12 Feb 44 Hurricane BN906 Plt Offr M D Rosario
Click to View Record 151OTU Engine cut, FL wheels up 1 m N of Risalpur
15 Feb 44 Hurricane AG193 Plt Offr Murlidhar +
151OTU Cr 4m SE of Mardan near Toru.
19 Feb 44 Hurricane I W9202 Plt Offr Mashi
151OTU FL 12m W of Risalpur
25 Feb 44 Harvard IIB FE489 Flt Sgt D Surgeoner
151OTU wheels up landing at Akora LG
25 Feb 44 Hurricane AG143 Plt Offr Khan
151OTU Collided with BN477 during tail chase. Crashed whi
01 Mar 44 Hurricane P2989
151OTU Hvy Lndg , uc wrenched
03 Mar 44 Hurricane Z4497 Plt Offr Shukla
151OTU BL after forgetting to lower Uc
14 Mar 44 Hurricane HW598 Plt Offr King
Click to View Record 151OTU FL after engine cut. aircraft recovered - slightly
16 Mar 44 Hurricane I Z4715 Fg Offr Eduljee
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr Landed during Air Test after repair
16 Mar 44 Hurricane V7749 Plt Offr Chater
151OTU engine cut due to rich fuel mixture. FL
16 Mar 44 Hurricane Z4715 Plt Offr Shukla
151OTU uc failed to lock down . aircraft BL aircraft sli
16 Mar 44 Vengeance AN906 Plt Offr Khan
151OTU Cr while landing after wing dropped. Damaged ac
23 Mar 44 Hurricane I Z4089 Plt Offr Shitoley
Click to View Record 151OTU swung on ldg, port and starboard mainplane, rad, a
06 Apr 44 Hurricane Plt Offr Bhimrao
Click to View Record 151OTU FL after fuel cut
06 Apr 44 Hurricane I Z4858 Plt Offr AMAR NATH BANERJEE +
Click to View Record 151OTU Dived into Ground
09 Apr 44 Hurricane AG252 Plt Offr Blake
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr L after failing to switch fuel tanks, Chaklala
12 Apr 44 Hurricane AG135 Plt Offr Masih
151OTU swung off runway and hit truck
13 Apr 44 Hurricane I P3515 Plt Offr SREEDHAR PADUKONE +
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr during LL flight
18 Apr 44 Harvard IIB FE595 Fg Offr Poonen
Sqn Ldr Ritchie
151OTU Swung on landing - uc dam
19 Apr 44 Hurricane BG995 Plt Offr Khan
151OTU failed to switch tanks - Force Landed Wheels Up, B
20 Apr 44 Hurricane V6882 Fg Offr Misra
Click to View Record 151OTU failed to switch tanks BL
24 Apr 44 Hurricane AF996 Fg Offr Poonen
151OTU BL after forgetting to lower Uc
27 Apr 44 Hurricane AG247 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU Swung on landing, UC Collapsed
29 Apr 44 Hurricane AG137 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU Swung off runway, heavy damage after UC collapsed
11 May 44 Hurricane I L1848 Plt Offr Sen
Click to View Record 151OTU failed to switch tanks FL Abazai, mainplanes, Radi
13 May 44 Hurricane I Z4229 Plt Offr James Douglas Stanley FERNANDEZ +
151OTU Collision with AG136 2m W of Peshawar
13 May 44 Hurricane I AG136 Plt Offr Alwyn Joseph CLARKE +
151OTU Collision with Z4229 2m W of Peshawar
18 May 44 Harvard IIB FH110 Plt Offr Bir
151OTU swung the aircraft on ldg, damage to mainplane, u
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC HW171 Plt Offr Shroff
Click to View Record 151OTU overshot on landing at risalpur - dam to port main
18 May 44 Harvard IIB FE483 Plt Offr Chikkari
151OTU swung the aircraft on ldg, damage to mainplane, uc
23 May 44 Vengeance AN923 Plt Offr A M K Quazi +
Sgt Bose +
151OTU Cr at firing range. Hit ground at shallow angle, r
25 May 44 Hurricane I AG103
151OTU swung on landing , uc collapse
31 May 44 Hurricane IIC JS419 Plt Offr Dutta
Click to View Record 151OTU taxied aircraft off runway (18pc?)
02 Jun 44 Hurricane IIB BN176 Fg Offr Ghosh
151OTU swung during taxy, damaged to mainplane, uc prop
07 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FE484 Plt Offr Shitoley
FSgt Allen
Click to View Record 151OTU ground looped on ldg, dam to mainplane, uc flaps
21 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC BN135 Plt Offr K Singh
151OTU swung taking off extensive damage
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
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
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
27 Jul 44 Hurricane IIB BG903 Plt Offr Chackrabutty
151OTU Crash landed, engine failure. Badly damaged aircra

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