IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1947 : 69

A total of 69 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
18 Jul 47 Harvard IIB FE971 Plt Offr Robert Williams Traise +
1SFTS Aircraft struck ground with full power Cat E struc
24 Jul 47 Tempest II PR548 Plt Offr H S Bedi
Click to View Record 2 Sqn ac tyre burst on ldg - ran over runway and nosed o
26 Jul 47 Tempest II PR534 Flt Lt Dewan Balwant Rai +
2 Sqn flew into blind valley - struck gorund in bad weat
30 Jul 47 Spitfire XIVe NH759 Plt Offr Zafar Masud
Click to View Record AFS(I) tyre burst on TO, BL Ambala
30 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT993
AFS(I) tyre burst on TO BL at Ambala
05 Aug 47 Spitfire VIIIc JG378 Plt Offr R C Malani
AFS(I) Ambala, uc collapse on landing acwo
15 Aug 47 Tempest II PR565
ac left runway at Lahore and overturned
27 Aug 47Unidentified T Flt Cdt Kirit Bhushan Sharma+
28 Aug 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Mohan Dev Suri +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Crash in bad weather on ferry flight Bom to Pune
28 Aug 47 Spitfire VIII MT-783 Plt Offr Raghu Nath Bansilal +
AFS(I)
02 Sep 47 Spitfire Plt Offr Kshitimohan Nilkanth Kashalkar +
AFS(I)
27 Sep 47 Dakota C-47 UK4701 Sqn Ldr Satinder Lal Rikhye +
Fg Offr Harish Chandra Francis Mayadas +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr while landing at Palam. 5 Cr Killed. S/L RS San
10 Oct 47 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Arjun Singh Negi +
23 Oct 47 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Cdt Honnappa Harolhalli Annaiya +
31 Oct 47 Dakota C-47 MA-965 Flt Lt Clifford Joseph Mendoza +
Fg Offr Trevor Reginald Peters +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Pirpanjal killing some 20+ people. F/O US Th
05 Nov 47 Spitfire VIII MT-595 Fg Offr Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record AFS(I) Lost way in dark on ferry to Srinagar. BO near Mur
11 Nov 47 Tempest II PR-836 Sqn Ldr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Injured in Crash at Pune
01 Dec 47 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by Ground fire
10 Dec 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Sidney Basil Noronha
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Baled out after damage by ground fire

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