IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 147

A total of 147 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
21 Apr 43 Hart (India) K2111 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Hart (India) K2095 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
23 Apr 43 Harlow  DR425 Plt Offr M Y Aziz
Plt Offr Sharma
22AACU CRASHED, Airframe W/o Engine repairable. Court of
24 Apr 43 Vengeance AP125 Plt Offr Kamal M
Plt Offr MJ Khan
Click to View Record 152OTU Cr 6 miles from unit Pilot TO with Dive brakes on
24 Apr 43 Audax (India) K4851 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
24 Apr 43 Vengeance AP111
152OTU Cr on runway due to seizure of port brake - crew u
28 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE481 Actg Plt O H Ghosh +
1SFTS Cr 3m N of Ambala. Pilot Killed. PIlot completed f
28 Apr 43 Vengeance EZ800
152OTU BL at Aerodrome Hydraulics Failure
29 Apr 43 Vengeance AN997 Plt Offr Harold Brookfield WATERSON +
Plt Offr M K Chand +
152OTU Cr near Bombing range - Chand from 8 Sqdn
07 May 43 Vengeance AP104 Plt Offr Phillips
Click to View Record 152OTU landed off runway and collided with rubble, underc
12 May 43 Hurricane IIc LH179 Fg Offr M M Latif
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Imphal Dett - Failed to return - taken POW. Strafi
13 May 43 Hurricane Z4562
151OTU Port uc failure on ldg, port wing hit ground aircr
15 May 43 Hurricane AG215
151OTU Pilot BL after go around and heavy landing aircraf
21 May 43 Hurricane Z4487
151OTU Pilot BL after hitting ground on first landing run
25 May 43 Hurricane IIB Fg Offr Manek Dadabhoy +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn No details known. Presumed lost on a sortie
27 May 43 Hurricane BN962
151OTU Overshot runway during aborted TO. Went into ditch
29 May 43 Vengeance AN913 Plt Offr K S Sandhu +
Sgt Rustomji +
Click to View Record 152OTU Cr on Range
03 Jun 43 Hurricane AG243
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
08 Jun 43 Vengeance IA EZ826 Fg Offr George PUTHENVETTIL IPE +
Flt Sgt CHAKRAVARTI +
7 Sqn Dove into ground off turn at Bairagarh, India When
09 Jun 43 Hurricane BN877
151OTU Overshot on landing due to flaps aircraft damaged
11 Jun 43 Hurricane BN598 Plt Offr Dercas Peter De lima +
151OTU IAF Failed to return, crashed in CHARSADDA area
14 Jun 43 Hurricane AG235
151OTU Damaged after taxying accident
15 Jun 43 Audax (India) K4854 Fg Offr S P Shahi
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s flew into hills on test flight Kohat pass 15-6-
17 Jun 43 Audax (India) K4859 Fg Offr J S Kochhar
1AGS 1AGS taxied into ditch, Bairagarh 17-6-43
17 Jun 43 Audax (India) K2003
1SFTS 1AGSI Prop hit gd on TO overturned Bairagarh 17-6-
21 Jun 43 Tigermoth LR228 Flt Lt Houston
Fg Offr Aziz
22AACU Crashed at Poonia nr Katni, both injured Aziz seri
26 Jun 43 Hurricane BE232
151OTU Tyreburst on take off at Risalpur DBR
30 Jun 43 Hurricane IIB AP893 Plt Offr Bashir Ahmed
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Crashed ac.. Pilot safe. Overshot landing swung an
03 Jul 43 Wapiti II K1403 Plt Offr Charan Das Sharma +
AC1 Gordon William Charles HUTCHINGS +
22AACU Cr Bandra 4 m S of Juhu. Bandra Sea front 10 yards
10 Jul 43 Hart (India) K2100 -
151OTU Damaged in gale in Jodhpur
10 Jul 43 Harvard IIB FE488
151OTU Damaged taking off from Haripur LG
15 Jul 43 Hurricane AP890
151OTU Damaged in FL at Mianwali
15 Jul 43 Hurricane HV292
151OTU Cr in high speed landing
16 Jul 43 Hurricane HV987
1 Sqn Cockpit Hood detached and fouled elevator. Pilot b
16 Jul 43 Hurricane BP609
151OTU Uc Collapse on landing aircraft dispatched to MU f
19 Jul 43 Tigermoth II HK812 Plt Offr J W G Marley
Click to View Record 2EFTS Stalled and Crashed at Mellana AF, Jodhpur, uc col
19 Jul 43 Hurricane BN477
151OTU Overshot and went into ditch, uc port wing prop da
29 Jul 43 Audax (India) K5575 Fg Offr Pratap Lall Singh
Click to View Record 1SFTS 3s `SFTS eng cut on appraoch kohat 29-7-43
29 Jul 43 Audax (India) Fg Offr Lall Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Crashed while landing. Cause is engine failure. Cr
01 Aug 43 Hurricane AG268
151OTU Cr while landing in haze, aircraft damaged to MU f
04 Aug 43 Harvard IIB FE549 Fg Offr H C Harding +
Actg Plt O GD Salick +
1SFTS Cr 8m NW of Ambala, Rajgarh village. Both occupant
04 Aug 43 Hurricane Z4696
151OTU heavy landing and uc failure aircraft to MU for re
06 Aug 43 Hurricane BN788
151OTU 4 Sqdn Batch, aircraft landed heavily and broke up
09 Aug 43 Hurricane AG158
151OTU ac swung on runway - damaged
12 Aug 43 Audax (India) K7482 Plt Offr Ram Krishna Sen Gupta
3 Sqn 3s swung on ldg tipped up , Kohat 12-8-43 ROS
17 Aug 43 Hurricane IIC AG102
1 Sqn Engine cut, Undershot landing a Sapam
17 Aug 43 Hurricane IIC BE223
2 Sqn Caught fire and abandoned near Valadi 17.8.43
18 Aug 43 Vengeance AN801
8 Sqn Cr Thuna Range, Bhopal. Crew escaped with minor in
21 Aug 43 Audax (India) K4850 Fg Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s Cr in FL Razmak 21-8-43
21 Aug 43 Harvard IIB FE489
151OTU Hit wires flying under bridge - damaged

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