IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1945 : 212

A total of 212 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc LF169 Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris +
1 Sqn Pt FL aircraft, died of wounds on 27th
27 Feb 45 Hurricane IV LF432 Plt Offr H C Mayadas
151OTU Late pull out - aircraft damaged after port wing h
27 Feb 45 Hurricane IV LD790 Plt Offr Salahuddin
Click to View Record 151OTU FL at Risalpur after u/c unlocked during dive and
02 Mar 45 Hurricane IV LF433
151OTU Landed close to leader, hit by slipstream, prop bl
02 Mar 45 Harvard IIB FE361
IAFDF SFTS, Cr Ladd, Sarawa Said to be Tigermoth T6921
03 Mar 45 Tigermoth T6921 Fg Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record IAFDF Accident while landing . lower part compression le
03 Mar 45 Hurricane LB937 Fg Offr S V Hyder +
2 Sqn Morning sortie in bad visibility. Hayder crashed i
05 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LE171 Flt Lt G S Singh
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Oleo leg blew out in dive over target, broke suppo
05 Mar 45 Harvard IIB FS807 Plt Offr N B Menon
Click to View Record 151OTU Swung on landing and hit concrete post on perimete
09 Mar 45 Hurricane IID HW854 Actg Plt O J K R Dalal +
Click to View Record 1SFTS 1200 Hrs. Flying accident at 77N 3005E while carry
12 Mar 45 Harvard IIB FS994 Actg Plt O R L SAYCE
Click to View Record 1SFTS UC Collapse on landing, ambala, Cat A
13 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LE462 Fg Offr E J Dhatigara
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Ran off the strip after a normal landing. Ac damag
13 Mar 45 Hurricane IV KZ320 Actg Plt O C T Muthayah
Click to View Record 1SFTS Hit vulture in flight near Ambala. Not repaired. C
14 Mar 45 Hurricane LD968
151OTU Ran into wall taxying and uc collapsed. overturned
15 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LE207 Fg Offr Jaspal Singh
Click to View Record 10 Sqdn IA Raised undercarraige too quickly. Sank back on tak
15 Mar 45 Hurricane IID HW442 Plt Offr F S Hussain
Click to View Record 151OTU Unauth low aerobatics - aircraft hit tree causing
18 Mar 45 Hurricane IID HW794 Actg Plt O P S Pendse
Click to View Record 1SFTS Ran into a fence while taxying. damaged aircraft.
20 Mar 45 Hurricane IV LD609 Fg Offr S S Jaspal
Click to View Record 151OTU landed at Lahore. after 200 yards of landing ru, u
20 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LF172 Fg Offr John?
1 Sqn Overshot landing and swung to avoid ac, uc collaps
20 Mar 45 Harvard IIB FE370
1SFTS Missing
21 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC KZ498
1 Sqn Taxyway collapsed while taxying at Imphal
23 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC HW131 Plt Offr T Zacharaiah
Click to View Record 151OTU Landed with missing tailwheel. damage to rudder an
24 Mar 45 Spitfire VIIIc JF625 Plt Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 Sqn engine failure at 8000 feet, forcelanding in openc
25 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC KZ632 Plt Offr Tejpal Raj Kumar +
9 Sqn 10 aircraft mission to bomb enemy positions. Rajku
28 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LD415 Plt Offr M D Khanna
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL south end of Ramree island after hitting tree o
28 Mar 45 Harvard IIB FE413 Actg Plt O P K GHOSH
1SFTS Ran out of fuel , forced to belly land on last leg
29 Mar 45 Hurricane IV LF467 Plt Offr Khan
Click to View Record 151OTU took off from Basal af to Peshawar. engine cut aft
30 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LF211
3 Sqn Cr on Elizabeth island between Ramree and Akyab. P
31 Mar 45 Vengeance  AP122 Sgt John WRIGHT +
AC2 W M BHASKAR +
22AACU Crashed near Chakulia, in a village, two houses se
31 Mar 45 Vengeance  EZ807 Fg Offr L V C Fabian
22AACU Tipped over to nose due to stbd wheel lock down at
31 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LB739
7 Sqn UC Collapse after engine started
01 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE740 Fg Offr T N Ghadiok
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL in friendly territory 0820-0910 Prome Road
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD184 Fg Offr Prem Sagar Gupta
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Control lost in cloud, flew into hill enroute to T
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD842 Plt Offr Derrick Basil JOSEPH
1 Sqn Flew into hill during Tulihal - Kumbhirgram flight
03 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LD838 Plt Offr Malcolm Richard WEBB
1 Sqn Flew into hill during Tulihal - Kumbhirgram flight
04 Apr 45 Harvard IIB FE953 Flt Lt C Satyanarayana
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr L lost Kanbalu Burma, lost his way to Imphal
04 Apr 45 Harvard IIB FE666 Fg Offr M K Khan
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Swung on landing, uc collapse at Cox Bazaar when i
05 Apr 45 Hurricane Fg Offr Salahuddin
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crash landed in enemy terriotry. Ac smashed to pie
05 Apr 45 Spitfire VIIIc Fg Offr E Artus RAF +
8 Sqn Dived Straight down from 10000 feet and crashed in
05 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII MT964 Flt Lt N Dugdale
8 Sqn Went to locate crash site of Artus. FL 1 mile away
06 Apr 45 Hurricane Fg Offr P K Senapati
2 Sqn Crashlanded due to enemy action at Kindaung. Aircr
08 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII Sgt Tucker +
8 Sqn Engine truboule. Crashed half mile trying to make
10 Apr 45 Defiant TT II AA368 Flt Lt  N G JAMES
22AACU BL at RAF Digri due to burst tyre, aircraft Cat B
11 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE138 Fg Offr W R Dani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL near Ramree town on return leg. Oil trouble in
13 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LF228 Plt Offr H R Chitnis
Click to View Record 151OTU AC bounced on landing.. pilot went around. engine
13 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC BN879 Plt Offr C H L Digby
Click to View Record 151OTU AC ran off taxy track hit brick wall.u/c collapsed
13 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE448
4 Sqn Trestles collpased during retraction test
14 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc KX853 Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Kochar +
7 Sqn Cr at XXX III Corps HQ at Pagan, Stalled off steep
14 Apr 45 Hurricane IID KX421 Actg Plt O Y K Williams
1SFTS Landed Heavilly, bounced on landing, belly landed
15 Apr 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Thandi +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn GCI Crashed fewmiles from airfield. No.3 had port

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