IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 14 1942 : 31 1943 : 16 1944 : 23 1945 : 28 1946 : 16 1947 : 4

A total of 132 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
19 Mar 41 Hart (India) K2088
1SFTS Pilot executed a stall turn which was poor. in sub
14 Apr 41 Hart (India) K2097
1SFTS Crashed during an attempted Forced Landing Practic
13 May 41 Hart (India) K8731
1SFTS engine cut; stalled in forced landing and undercar
14 Jun 41 Hart (India) K2102
1SFTS swung on ldg and tipped up Ambala 14-6-41
14 Jun 41 Tigermoth II T1782
1SFTS While taking off from a field near Saharanpur, col
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
04 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2099
1SFTS cr on ldg overturned Drigh Road 4-11-41
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.
22 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2105
1SFTS Flew into ground during low level bombing practice
18 Dec 41 DH86A AX800 Sqn Ldr Bishop RAF
Plt Offr Pratap Chandra Lal
Click to View Record 1SFTS While taking off from Ahmedabad for a ferry flight
18 Dec 41 DH86A AX800 Sqn Ldr Bishop RAF
Plt Offr Pratap Chandra Lal
Click to View Record 1SFTS While taking off from Ahmedabad for a ferry flight
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
18 Jan 42 Hart (India) K3922 Plt Offr Z B Sanjana
Click to View Record 1SFTS Aircraft swerved on landing, hit heap of stones an
26 Jan 42 Leopard Moth DD818 Plt Offr Zahiruddin Ahmed
Click to View Record 1SFTS Ambala - Landing normally swung on U/c collapse Pi
27 Jan 42 Audax (India) K3097 Fg Offr B S Dugal
1SFTS Lost his way, hit stump of tree while landing. Ove
09 Feb 42 Tigermoth II R5121 Plt Offr M J Mangalraj
Plt Offr A S P Jaipal
Click to View Record 1SFTS spun in from 600ft. Pilots injured but safe. 1 gir
09 Feb 42 Audax (India) K5237 Plt Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned landing at night
27 Feb 42 Hart (India) K2112 Plt Offr S L Shah
1SFTS Overturned while forced landing due to engine fail
04 Mar 42 Audax (India) K3098
1SFTS Damaged main planes whle low flying, cross country
17 Mar 42 Hart (India) K3921 Plt Offr Patwardhan
1SFTS overshot landing and hit concrete pillar Ambala
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
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2090
1SFTS MAC Audax 3098 during takeoff . Both occupants adm
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2094 Plt Offr Mendoza
Click to View Record 1SFTS Undercarraige collapsed as result of heavy landing
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
25 May 42 Hart (India) K2119
1SFTS blown away in dust storm at Ambala 25-5-42
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
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
08 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2113 - -
1SFTS PT-B dam 8-6-42 SOC 44 ac tipped over during maint
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
15 Jun 42 Hart (India) K2106
1SFTS ARSC Bamga;pre I/c collapse at Goldfield, Mysore 1
16 Jun 42 Audax (India) K7539
1SFTS stalled onldg uc collapse ambala 16-6-42
10 Jul 42 Hart (India) K2130 Plt Offr M A Khan
1SFTS NB-E EngCutUClps on FL Toda, 16m NW of Samli 10-7-
11 Jul 42 Audax (India) K5603 Plt Offr Gage RAF
1SFTS caught fire after ldg Ambala 11-7-42
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2114 Plt Offr A S Latif
Click to View Record 1SFTS overturned after FL 8m NE f Ambala 3-8-42
03 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2096
1SFTS overturned FL landing in bad weather alipur 14m N
06 Aug 42 Hart (India) K2109
1SFTS overshot forcelanding at Ambala. Pilot took off wi
08 Sep 42 Hart (India) K8627
1SFTS Stalled at low altitude and crashed, Khera, 8 1/2m
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
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
23 Jan 43 Tigermoth II AX798
1SFTS VT-AIF eng failure on TO from George strip FL SOC
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 Hart (India) K2112
1SFTS hit by Audax K3088 23-12-41 uc collapse on FL at B
09 Mar 43 Audax (India) K7313 W/O John Meldrum McINTOSH +
1SFTS 1200 Hrs Hit ground during Aerobatics Ambala 9-3-4

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