IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 276

A total of 276 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
03 Mar 44 Hurricane Z4497 Plt Offr Shukla
151OTU BL after forgetting to lower Uc
03 Mar 44 Vengeance AN914
22AACU BL on boundary of Karachi airport due to engine fa
03 Mar 44 Hurricane IIB AG331
6 Sqn Engine cut after TO, BL 4m NNW of Miranshah
03 Mar 44 Hurricane IIB BG801
6 Sqn Ovreshot landing and hit earth mound at Ratnap
05 Mar 44 Defiant TT II DS143
22AACU Cr on landing at Vizag due to failure of Undercarr
07 Mar 44 Hurricane IIC Plt Offr L S Grewal
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Formation flight with Fg Offr McDonald and Plt Off
08 Mar 44 Harvard IIB FE468 Sgt Davis
Actg Plt O Bouche
Click to View Record 1SFTS failed to recover in spin - baled out at 4000 feet
08 Mar 44 Hurricane II B BG739 Fg Offr Mohammed Nawaz Kasrani +
1 Sqn Caught fire due to possible Glycol Leak Cr Killing
08 Mar 44 Vengeance AP132
22AACU Cr at Tollygunge , Calcutta killing number of civi
11 Mar 44 Vengeance AN983
22AACU B Flight - Cr at Asansol. Eng cut on TO and aircra
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
19 Mar 44 Vengeance II AN671 Fg Offr E W Pinto
Plt Offr A W Chacko
Click to View Record Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine cut , belly landed Pandua
19 Mar 44 Vengeance II AN730 Fg Offr Chuckerbutty
8 Sqn Broke off formation as smoke and oilopoured out. A
21 Mar 44 Hurricane II B HM139 Fg Offr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO. Belly Landed at Tulihal
23 Mar 44 Hurricane I Z4089 Plt Offr Shitoley
Click to View Record 151OTU swung on ldg, port and starboard mainplane, rad, a
24 Mar 44 Tigermoth II Fg Offr S A Hussain
Offr Cdt M M Mansoor
Click to View Record 2EFTS pupil damaged u/c. Ac had to 'Crash Land' after go
25 Mar 44 Hurricane HV432 Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA
2 Sqn Engine failure during Road Recce. FL near Khajuri
29 Mar 44 Vengeance AN893
22AACU Cr on landing at St T Mount
01 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN797 Fg Offr EDULJI HORMUSJI DADABHOY +
Fg Offr Jamshed Dordi
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr in Valley W of Imphal, Killing pt, J H Dordi OK
02 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN636 Fg Offr D M Engineer
Fg Offr K P K Menon
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Abandoned Take off and hit bund at Uderbund, uc sh
02 Apr 44 Vengeance AN837 Fg Offr Everett Embert ETTINGER
Flt Sgt Steele
8 Sqn Baled out at 1130 hours on drome as u/c hydraulics
04 Apr 44 Harvard IIB FE956 Fg Offr R A P Larive +
Fg Offr M S Gopalkrishna +
Click to View Record 1SFTS CrL 6m NE of Patiala. Low flying.
04 Apr 44 Hurricane II B HM153 Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road
04 Apr 44 Hurricane Z5603 Plt Offr M M Seth +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Road Recce at 0900Hrs. Engine failure - Crashed fo
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
06 Apr 44 Defiant TT II AA482
22AACU Cr on landing at Jamshedpur Eng Cut on ldg
08 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD289
4 Sqn Engine cut, FL 2m SW of Parshuram
09 Apr 44 Hurricane AG252 Plt Offr Blake
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr L after failing to switch fuel tanks, Chaklala
10 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB HM126? Plt Offr Neelkantan
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Forcelanded at Chota Maung
11 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN727 Sgt Fotheringham
8 Sqn Failed to take off - insufficent power. Ac write o
12 Apr 44 Hurricane AG135 Plt Offr Masih
151OTU swung off runway and hit truck
13 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LA128 Fg Offr P Lall Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Returning from bombing raid on villages in NWF, Co
13 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD371 Fg Offr M E D'Eca
3 Sqn Collided with LA128. Baled out and rescued by Toch
13 Apr 44 Hurricane I P3515 Plt Offr SREEDHAR PADUKONE +
Click to View Record 151OTU Cr during LL flight
14 Apr 44 Vengeance AN954
22AACU Cr during TO from Dacca - eng not on full power
15 Apr 44 Vengeance AN966 Flt Sgt Nash
22AACU Attempted to take off from Alipore.  Eng failur
15 Apr 44 Vengeance W/O Lamb
8 Sqn Failed to take off in P run. Ac write of. Crew saf
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS405 Fg Offr Harbans Singh Thapar +
6 Sqn Hurricane collided with other aircraft over our te
17 Apr 44 Hurricane IIB JS408 Fg Offr G C S Babra +
Click to View Record 6 Sqn Hurricane collided with other aircraft . Not recov
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
20 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD398
4 Sqn Swung on landing and UC Collapsed
24 Apr 44 Hurricane AF996 Fg Offr Poonen
151OTU BL after forgetting to lower Uc
25 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN678 Fg Offr N J Duggan
Flt Sgt Wijeyendran
7 Sqn CrL near Shillong, Crew OK Flt Sgt Wijeyendran. BL

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