IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 6 1943 : 44 1944 : 78 1945 : 58 1946 : 3

A total of 189 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
02 Jul 42 Hurricane Z4697 Plt Offr A S J Henry
Click to View Record 151OTU Belly landed on first solo - in error
20 Aug 42 Hurricane BD724 Plt Offr Noel Ruxton Clarke Murcott
Click to View Record 151OTU Crashed the only Hurri II - eng failure due to gly
02 Sep 42 Hurricane AG201 Plt Offr P S Gill
Click to View Record 151OTU IAF Cr L on Aerodrome after engine failure due to
27 Sep 42 Hurricane Fg Offr A A Narayanan
Click to View Record 151OTU BL on Aerodrome after wheels failed in up position
11 Nov 42 Hurricane AG161 Sgt Leslie Alan EGBERS +
151OTU First Fatal - flew into ground 8 miles west of aer
24 Nov 42 Hurricane AG112 Plt Offr Robert Morris JONES +
151OTU Collided with AG155 - spun in and crashed into fla
04 Jan 43 Hurricane AG214 Plt Offr Madhusudhan BELEKAR +
Click to View Record 151OTU First Indian Fatal - Cr 20 miles S of Aerodrome In
10 Feb 43 Hurricane AG128 Plt Offr Philip Walter LOMAX +
151OTU Crashed into Ground making mock attack on Audax du
16 Mar 43 Lysander II R2007
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
24 Mar 43 Hurricane HV414 Sgt William Armstrong WOOLLEY +
151OTU Crashed near TANGI aircraft completely wrecked onl
02 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE359
151OTU Collision with Hurricane Z4696 while coming into l
12 Apr 43 Hurricane BN694
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
16 Apr 43 Hurricane
151OTU Writeoff same pilot as 12/4
17 Apr 43 Lysander II N1295
151OTU Loss of power on TO, overshot wall hit hillock and
19 Apr 43 Harvard IIB FE365 Plt Offr Ajmail Singh SEKHON +
Click to View Record 151OTU Crashed and killed during aerobatics at Tavu. Repo
13 May 43 Hurricane Z4562
151OTU Port uc failure on ldg, port wing hit ground aircr
15 May 43 Hurricane AG215
151OTU Pilot BL after go around and heavy landing aircraf
21 May 43 Hurricane Z4487
151OTU Pilot BL after hitting ground on first landing run
27 May 43 Hurricane BN962
151OTU Overshot runway during aborted TO. Went into ditch
03 Jun 43 Hurricane AG243
151OTU Undercarriage collapsed on Landing
09 Jun 43 Hurricane BN877
151OTU Overshot on landing due to flaps aircraft damaged
11 Jun 43 Hurricane BN598 Plt Offr Dercas Peter De lima +
151OTU IAF Failed to return, crashed in CHARSADDA area
14 Jun 43 Hurricane AG235
151OTU Damaged after taxying accident
26 Jun 43 Hurricane BE232
151OTU Tyreburst on take off at Risalpur DBR
10 Jul 43 Hart (India) K2100 -
151OTU Damaged in gale in Jodhpur
10 Jul 43 Harvard IIB FE488
151OTU Damaged taking off from Haripur LG
15 Jul 43 Hurricane AP890
151OTU Damaged in FL at Mianwali
15 Jul 43 Hurricane HV292
151OTU Cr in high speed landing
16 Jul 43 Hurricane BP609
151OTU Uc Collapse on landing aircraft dispatched to MU f
19 Jul 43 Hurricane BN477
151OTU Overshot and went into ditch, uc port wing prop da
01 Aug 43 Hurricane AG268
151OTU Cr while landing in haze, aircraft damaged to MU f
04 Aug 43 Hurricane Z4696
151OTU heavy landing and uc failure aircraft to MU for re
06 Aug 43 Hurricane BN788
151OTU 4 Sqdn Batch, aircraft landed heavily and broke up
09 Aug 43 Hurricane AG158
151OTU ac swung on runway - damaged
21 Aug 43 Harvard IIB FE489
151OTU Hit wires flying under bridge - damaged
24 Aug 43 Hurricane AG142
151OTU engine cut during to, aircraft bl back on runway
20 Sep 43 Hurricane AG169 Fg Offr Harbans Singh Thapar
151OTU 3 Sqdn Batch, bounced on ldg, stalled hit ground w
20 Sep 43 Hurricane AG263
151OTU Crashed while landing off bounce
22 Sep 43 Hurricane Z4487 Plt Offr R M Engineer
Click to View Record 151OTU 3 Sqdn Batch, Swung on landing, no correction, acc
03 Nov 43 Hurricane V7318 Plt Offr Jamal Ud Din
151OTU 3 Sqdn Batch Taxied into Hurri below - aircraft da
03 Nov 43 Hurricane AG185
151OTU ac received new wing tip
08 Nov 43 Hurricane AG138 Fg Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record 151OTU uc failed to lock down . aircraft BL
09 Nov 43 Harvard IIB AJ783 Fg Offr Iqbal SINGH +
Plt Offr Vurghese +
Click to View Record 151OTU 3 Sqdn Batch Cr during instrument flying
08 Dec 43 Hurricane V7123 Plt Offr Bhattacharji
151OTU failed to switch tanks - landed in field
11 Dec 43 Hurricane L1935 Plt Offr Grewal
Click to View Record 151OTU BL after Uc failure
17 Dec 43 Hart (India) K8328
151OTU 3s 7s Cr ldg Miranshah
22 Dec 43 Hurricane Z4041 Plt Offr Jitendra Narayan Punnaiah Kotamraj +
151OTU Crashed and burnt out
22 Dec 43 Hurricane Z9146 Plt Offr D Souza
151OTU Taxied aircraft into Lodestar
29 Dec 43 Hurricane BN241 Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh
151OTU BL in dry riverbed after Engine cut. Location Haza
29 Dec 43 Hurricane BG???
151OTU hit by other hurr on ground

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.