IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1946 : 87

A total of 87 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
30 Jul 46 Hurricane II LD408
Kohat CF ac landed heavily damaging U/C, NOsed over on land
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.
05 Sep 46 Harvard IIB FE958
1SFTS Crashed on landing. Ambala ac swung on ldg damagin
06 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD316 Plt Offr R W B Bharadwaj
1 Sqn Forgot to lower U/C. Controlled BL Cat AC -> Cat E
08 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe MV301 Fg Offr R C Dhawan +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn engine cut TO on Offensive Recce Miranshah, Cr L,
09 Sep 46 Spitfire VIII MT872 Flt Lt Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL outside airfield 1mSE eng failure - aerobatics
12 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH619 Fg Offr M U Haq +
2 Sqn engine cut on tao, forcelanded on rocky surface 1
12 Sep 46 Spitfire XIV MT848 Fg Offr T B Chowdary
Click to View Record 6 Sqn eng fail during LL Flying at Ranchi FL - ac Cat E
17 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD269 Fg Offr M E D'Eca
3 Sqn Birdhit during formation flying, BL 5 m from Kolar
18 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD387 Plt Offr J R Peters
6 Sqn tyreburst on TO from Ranchi, BL besides runway
23 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ169 Fg Offr S Banerji
Click to View Record 8 Sqn left peritrack while taxying fell in ditch, prop a
25 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ118 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) stalled whiel landing, bounced, nose tipped, uc da
12 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT873 Plt Offr F D Irani
1SFTS trying to avoid parked ac after landing ran into f
25 Oct 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV205 Fg Offr H H Beale
10 Sqdn IA engine cut on recce, BL 17m NW of Jessore
25 Oct 46 Spitfire XIV MV374 Plt Offr P B Bhandarkar
8 Sqn Kolar ac swung to starboard and left runway - pilo
06 Nov 46 Harvard IIB FE546 Fg Offr Bakshi /Bakhshi
1SFTS Engine failure, badly damaged Cat ES awaiting STri
08 Nov 46 Spitfire XIV TZ163 Fg Offr Peters
6 Sqn Ranchi ac overturned after swinging on TO on runwa
24 Nov 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG606 Flt Lt J W G Marley
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine trouble on cross country, belly landed at Y
02 Dec 46 Hurricane II LE704 Fg Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Peshawar u/c dam in initial ldg Pilot went around
04 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe SM893 Fg Offr N K Lalkaka
Click to View Record 8 Sqn cross country flt Bhopal to nagpur, got lost in cl
09 Dec 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH636 Plt Offr O'Brian
Click to View Record AFS(I) hit by NH901 whilte stationary at Ambala
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII MV122
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
12 Dec 46 Spitfire VIII
1 Sqn Overshot landing swung and u/c collapsed Santa Cru
17 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ185 Plt Offr P E Harrington
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut on apprach, BL at Ambala
17 Dec 46 Tigermoth II DG524
2EFTS Zabeli - instr distracted during touch and go prac
30 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe RM969 Plt Offr Hakim Rai +
6 Sqn Went out of control after looping at 3000feet at R

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