IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 13 1942 : 28 1943 : 18

A total of 59 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Feb 41 Audax (India) K5572 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Pranged at Miranshah
12 Mar 41 Audax (India) K5576
1 Sqn 1s Stalled on app and hit ground Miramshah 12-3-41
10 Apr 41 Audax (India) K5571 Flt Lt Narendra
Click to View Record 1 Sqn eng cut during message drop uc collapse in FL spin
30 May 41 Audax (India) K5582
1 Sqn 1s hit obstr on night take off miramshah 30-5-41 R
04 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5229 Sgt Harry Renton Harvey +
Plt Offr Cherala Raghava Rao +
1SFTS First fatality of SFTS. Crashed during a sharp tur
18 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5577 Plt Offr K M Mukerjee +
AC1 Nadir +
2 Sqn 2s Lost ht in turn during LL practice Kohat Bombin
27 Sep 41 Audax (India) K4852
1 Sqn 1s engcut FL overturned Miramshah 27-9-41
06 Oct 41 Audax (India) K4861 Fg Offr Arjan Singh
Cpl Ghulam Ali
Click to View Record 2 Sqn 1s 2s dam by VB gun fire and hit boulder landing .
07 Nov 41 Audax (India) K5564 Plt Offr Bhasker Daniel Gnanamuthu +
AC Sohan Singh +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn 0645 eng smoke dived into hill near Razami 7-11-4.
13 Nov 41 Audax (India) K3077 Plt Offr Ghulam Nabi Khan +
Click to View Record 1SFTS Hit trees at night Ambalal 13.11.41. First solo du
14 Nov 41 Audax (India) K7357 Plt Offr Vicoo Jehangir Billimoria
Click to View Record 1SFTS abandoned on night navex Bhiwani 64m WNW Delhi 14.
20 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5255
1SFTS Swung on approach and overturned Ambala 20-12-41.
27 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5167 Plt Offr Daljit Singh
1SFTS Overturned on Night Flying Take Off
27 Jan 42 Audax (India) K3097 Fg Offr B S Dugal
1SFTS Lost his way, hit stump of tree while landing. Ove
31 Jan 42 Audax (India) K4849 Plt Offr O P Mehra
Sgt Murli Dhar
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr on L at Miranshah, Gunner Sgt Muralidhar
09 Feb 42 Audax (India) K5237 Plt Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned landing at night
04 Mar 42 Audax (India) K3098
1SFTS Damaged main planes whle low flying, cross country
23 Mar 42 Audax (India) K4843 Plt Offr V K Reddy
AC1 P D Seraph
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr on landing at Kohat, overturned, Gunner Seraph
30 Apr 42 Audax (India) K5142 Plt Offr R S Sharma
Click to View Record 1SFTS Undershot landing, hit tree on appraoch and uc col
13 May 42 Audax (India) K4848
3 Sqn 3s uc collapse in FL Miranshan 13-5-42
14 May 42 Audax (India) K8319 Plt Offr Murkot Ramunny
Click to View Record 1SFTS DNE - Ambala - ground collision with another Audax
20 May 42 Audax (India) K7529 Plt Offr Sangram Singh Bali +
1SFTS DiG at night Sitapur 8m NW of Ambala. 10 feet into
20 May 42 Audax (India) K5569
6 CD Flt I 6CDF hit by J 9496 20-5-42 Drigh Road
01 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7336 Plt Offr Khan
1SFTS uccollapse Heavy ldg ambala 1-6-42 ROS
02 Jun 42 Audax (India) K5571 Plt Offr Ameer Qamaruzzaman
Plt Offr Trilochan Singh +
1SFTS 2s hit tree rec fromdive 5m NE of Ambala 2-6-42. P
02 Jun 42 Audax (India) K5572
1 ATU 1s 1AGS hit tree rec from dive 2-6-42 ROS
06 Jun 42 Audax (India) K5589 Plt Offr K M David
Click to View Record 1SFTS tax into K8319 Ambala 14-5-42 , Uc Collapse in Hea
07 Jun 42 Audax (India) K4857 Plt Offr I N Shiv Puri
Click to View Record 1SFTS 1s 2s caught fire while parked Ambala 7-6-42
10 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7484 Plt Offr C G Devasher
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned in FL in bad weather on navex 13m SW of
16 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7539
1SFTS stalled onldg uc collapse ambala 16-6-42
01 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5561 Flt Lt S S Majithia
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Heavy Landing due to judgement error. Damage to ai
11 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5603 Plt Offr Gage RAF
1SFTS caught fire after ldg Ambala 11-7-42
14 Jul 42 Audax (India) K3922
1 ATU
26 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5568 Plt Offr Roger George COBLEY
Plt Offr N K Shitoley
Click to View Record 1 ATU 1ATU EC OT FL Pempora 25-7-42, Overturned in soft
30 Jul 42 Audax (India) K4856 Plt Offr Z A Sanjana +
Sgt Jayakumar Arya +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr on Tac R Mission to Dara Khel, AG Ayre Killed 1
27 Aug 42 Audax (India) K4858
1 ATU overturn in FL Bairagarh 27-8-42
11 Sep 42 Audax (India) K7442 Plt Offr M S Khan
1SFTS Hit Tree in FL 1m SE of Ambala 11-9-42
15 Sep 42 Audax (India) K7465
1SFTS Aircraft overturned during night landing
17 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5237
3 Sqn 3s tipped up kanpur 17-9-42
18 Sep 42 Audax (India) K5581
3 Sqn 3s stalled on TO Mirmasha 18-9-42
03 Oct 42 Audax (India) K7547 Plt Offr A S Sekhon
Click to View Record 1SFTS Bounced on ldg and uc collapse 3-10-42 fuselage to
16 Jan 43 Audax (India) K5594 Plt Offr J L Loam RAF
Plt Offr W M Awan +
1SFTS Crashed on trg sortie at Ambala and burst into fla
28 Jan 43 Audax (India) K5583
1 ATU 1ATU sol and OT Bairagarh 28-1-43 ROS
21 Feb 43 Audax (India) K4840 Plt Offr Ghisad
3 Sqn 1 SFTS 3s, taxied into tent Ismail Khan LG 21-2-43
23 Feb 43 Audax (India) K7503 Plt Offr Madhusudan Murlidhar Date +
1SFTS flew into high ground 1.5 m S of Kasauli 23-2-43.
27 Feb 43 Audax (India) K5574 Plt Offr Lall Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s taxied into obstruction Risalpur 27-2-43 ROS
09 Mar 43 Audax (India) K7313 W/O John Meldrum McINTOSH +
1SFTS 1200 Hrs Hit ground during Aerobatics Ambala 9-3-4
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5588 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5562 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh
21 Apr 43 Audax (India) K5167 -
1 ATU Wrecked in Gale Bairagarh

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