IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1933 : 1 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 2 1941 : 8 1942 : 9 1943 : 7 1944 : 16 1945 : 10 1946 : 10 1947 : 1 1954 : 1 1956 : 1 1963 : 1 1965 : 3
1968 : 3 1971 : 1 1974 : 1 1977 : 1 1980 : 1 2004 : 1 2012 : 2

A total of 83 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
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
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
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
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
27 Sep 41 Audax (India) K4852
1 Sqn 1s engcut FL overturned Miramshah 27-9-41
13 Nov 41 Lysander II P1694
1 Sqn Hit Rock landing at Manzai, flipped over - wrecked
20 Dec 41 Lysander II R1989 Plt Offr Paljor Namgyal +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Undershot runway at Peshawar - ac flipped over fir
16 Jan 42 Lysander II P1675 Plt Offr H S Ratnagar
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
16 Jan 42 Lysander II R2033 Plt Offr C Satyanarayana
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
12 Feb 42 Lysander II Flt Lt Niranjan Prasad
Sgt E S Moyer RCAF
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Baled out after being hitby our own AA fire
15 Feb 42 Lysander II P9120 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
Click to View Record 1 Sqn DNE Ac destroyed in Jap Raid on Magwe
23 Feb 42 Lysander II Fg Offr Jatain Kumar Deuskar +
Sgt Kameshwara Dhora +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Ac crashed after tipping over on landing - Gunner
01 Mar 42 Lysander II DG447 Sqn Ldr Karun Krishna Majumdar
Sgt Rustomji
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Forcelanded in forest - Lashio to Mensom. Due to e
08 Apr 42 Lysander II R2007
1 Sqn Overshot on landing and ran off landing ground int
02 Oct 42 Hurricane II AG283 Plt Offr K Raghunathan +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Demonstration Flight at Bangalore - struck wires d
18 Oct 42 Hurricane I AF960 Fg Offr P S Gill
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine lost power during aero. Overturned on FL at
03 Feb 43 Hurricane HV415
1 Sqn Missing
10 Feb 43 Hurricane AG139 Fg Offr Haider Raza
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Landed in crosswind, swung, failed to correct, ran
16 Jul 43 Hurricane HV987
1 Sqn Cockpit Hood detached and fouled elevator. Pilot b
17 Aug 43 Hurricane IIC AG102
1 Sqn Engine cut, Undershot landing a Sapam
24 Oct 43 Hurricane I AG131
1 Sqn Cr Ferry Flight to Raghunathpur
18 Nov 43 Hurricane II B AP882 Fg Offr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine failure on return from Nowshera firing rang
03 Dec 43 Hurricane HW254
1 Sqn Stalled after take-off and crashed
03 Feb 44 Hurricane II B HW601? Flt Lt Ahmed Ibrahim
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Landed on Kutcha strip parallel to runway and went
08 Mar 44 Hurricane II B BG739 Fg Offr Mohammed Nawaz Kasrani +
1 Sqn Caught fire due to possible Glycol Leak Cr Killing
21 Mar 44 Hurricane II B HM139 Fg Offr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO. Belly Landed at Tulihal
04 Apr 44 Hurricane II B HM153 Fg Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD attacking GroundTargets at Tamu Road
27 Apr 44 Hurricane II B Plt Offr Arun Roy +
1 Sqn Shot down over Ukhrul
05 May 44 Hurricane IIC BN208
1 Sqn Engine cut on take off
08 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr Theodore Alex Manuel Andrade +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD in flames near Homalin
20 May 44 Hurricane II B HW806 Fg Offr P N Sanyal
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Spitfire landed on Hurri on ground. Badly Injured.
21 May 44 Hurricane II B Fg Offr N S Masih +
1 Sqn SD by Oscars over Bishenpur Area
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD897 Fg Offr Abdul Hafeez +
1 Sqn FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIc LD651 Fg Offr Antonil Chuyil Prabhakaran +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn FTR from Tamu/Sittaung Area. Lst seen cloud flying
15 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC KZ426
1 Sqn Overshot landing and hit truck
28 Sep 44 Hurricane IIC KZ447 Fg Offr Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine lost power, belly landed at Tamu
29 Sep 44 Hurricane II LB888 Fg Offr Rajendra Singh
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Crashed between Silchar and Imphal. Spum into grou
03 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LD240 Fg Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr inJungle due to Glycol Leak, pt trekked back
27 Nov 44 Hurricane IIc LE804 Flt Lt D F Eduljee +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn SD by Ground fire during Strafing run at Burma
17 Jan 45 Hurricane HV914 Fg Offr John
1 Sqn Engine cut, FL at Bawli Bazar
26 Feb 45 Hurricane IIc LF169 Fg Offr Cecil Owen St Vincent Norris +
1 Sqn Pt FL aircraft, died of wounds on 27th
20 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LF172 Fg Offr John?
1 Sqn Overshot landing and swung to avoid ac, uc collaps
21 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC KZ498
1 Sqn Taxyway collapsed while taxying at Imphal

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