IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1933 : 1 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 5 1941 : 9 1942 : 11 1943 : 1

A total of 30 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Sep 33 Wapiti IIA J9486 Plt Offr Bhupender Singh +
Plt Offr Amarinder Singh +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr during Spin at Padidan AF P/O A Singh killed 1s
04 Jan 35 Wapiti V J9738 Fg Offr Harish Chandra Sircar
AC Abdul Salaam
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr after hitting troops on ground during low pass
03 Oct 38 Wapiti IIA Plt Offr R H D Singh
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Ac overshot on landing at Miranshah - wrecked
06 Oct 38 Wapiti IIA K1279 Fg Offr Mehar Singh
AC Ghulam Ali
Click to View Record 1 Sqn On 6 October, a Wapiti had to make a forced landin
16 Mar 40 Wapiti IIA K1389 Plt Offr D A Samant
Click to View Record FTS Cr Risalpur, Heavy Landing
08 Aug 40 Wapiti IIA J9854 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
LAC M Bhaskaran
Click to View Record 1 Sqn LAC Bhaskaran - Cr on return from sortie
21 Oct 40 Wapiti IIA K2294 Plt Offr Rupchand
Click to View Record 6 CD Flt I 1s crashed at Drigh Rd, 21 Oct 40, repaired
27 Nov 40 Wapiti V J9735 Plt Offr Arjan Singh
AC1 Narayanan
Click to View Record 1 Sqn UC Collapsed during Heavy Landing at Wana, NWFP
27 Nov 40 Wapiti IIA K2304 Plt Offr Wilfrid William RUSSELL
Plt Offr Johnson
2 CD Flt I Plt Offr Russell/Johnson crashed Juhu 27 Nov 40. G
10 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K2289
5 CD Flt I 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshah
18 Jun 41 Wapiti II K2303 Plt Offr C L Mehta
Click to View Record 6 CD Flt I Flew into ground Jhimpur, Sind
30 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K1289 Plt Offr A M Allahdad
Click to View Record 1 Sqn 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
09 Jul 41 Wapiti IIA K1257 Plt Offr Dara Phirozesha Majoo
AC Hasmi
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed at Razmak due to bad weather - crew safe.
04 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1260
5 CD Flt I Over Delhi , force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
30 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1269 Flt Lt Eric SPRAWSON
4 CD Flt I crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
07 Nov 41 Wapiti IIA K2276
4 CD Flt I crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4 CD Flt I Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4 CD Flt I Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
20 Feb 42 Wapiti IIA K1308 Plt Offr Arora
Plt Offr Sandhu
Click to View Record Click to View Record 5 CD Flt I Ditched in Sea of Cochin, P/O Sandhu OK. (Service
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1286 Plt Offr J C Verma
Click to View Record 1 AACU IAF 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of 2 Sq at DR 16-3-42
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1270 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
Click to View Record 4 CD Flt I uc collapsed on hvy ldg 16-3-42SOC 6 Apr 42
25 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K2277 Flt Lt David Laurance SMALL
Plt Offr Mukerjee
4 CD Flt I Bulsherry Island - Diamond Harbour Obs Plt Offr Mu
28 Mar 42 Wapiti V J9742 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
Click to View Record 4 CD Flt I Miranshah 1937, Miranshah 39 Kohat 41, Ditched 28
20 May 42 Wapiti IIA K1271 Plt Offr M L Mishra
Click to View Record 1 ATU 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42
28 May 42 Wapiti IIA K1291 Plt Offr Gerald Ernest Sequeira
5 CD Flt I ran into soft ground and tipped up Cochin 28-5-42
09 Jun 42 Wapiti IIA K1254 Plt Offr Francis Mousinho +
Plt Offr Lakshman Sarup +
5 CD Flt I Lost at Sea , Plt Offr Francis Mousinho MIA
15 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K2290 Fg Offr Homi Burjorji Dorabji
Click to View Record 2 AACU IAF 2AACF Crashed at Bangalore, 15 Jul 42
16 Jul 42 Wapiti V J9757 Sgt Openshaw
Cpl Mathews
1 AACU IAF Cr Drigh Road, Cpl Mathews Injured along with pilo
25 Jul 42 Wapiti IIA K1290 Plt Offr Gerald Ernest Sequeira +
Plt Offr Nasir-Ud-Din +
5 CD Flt I Crashed in Bay of Bengal P/O Nasir Ud Din also kil
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

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