IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 4 1942 : 6 1943 : 10 1944 : 13 1945 : 10 1946 : 8 1947 : 5 1951 : 2 1953 : 1 1954 : 2 1956 : 3 1957 : 2 1960 : 2 1961 : 1 1964 : 2
1965 : 4 1973 : 1 1977 : 1 1981 : 1 1986 : 2 1987 : 1 1988 : 1 1989 : 2 1991 : 1 1994 : 1 2000 : 1 2015 : 1 2017 : 1 2019 : 1

A total of 90 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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.
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
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.
04 Jan 42 Hurricane HV435
2 Sqn Hit tree low flying 2m NW of Barkakekarra
08 Feb 42 Lysander II L4740 Plt Offr F P Amber
AC Ramzan Ali
2 Sqn Landed and overturned after hitting drain at Bhopa
03 Mar 42 Lysander II L4748 Plt Offr K H Motishaw
Sgt A Algar RAF +
2 Sqn landed at Drighroad, 20lb bomb blew up killing gnr
16 Mar 42 Lysander II N1209 Plt Offr C M Cariappa
Major Dimsdale GLO
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Collided with K1286 Wapiti during take off. Aircra
28 Mar 42 Lysander II P9194 Flt Lt S S Majithia
Plt Offr D R Reddy
Click to View Record Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed on landing. Crew injured. Pilot undershot
14 Sep 42 Lysander II L4770 Plt Offr Salahuddin
Cpl R N Sahai
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed . Crew injured and admitted to Hospital
09 Jan 43 Hurricane HV504 Fg Offr Keki Hormusji Motishaw +
2 Sqn Crashed 7m W of Ranchi. Stalled
08 Apr 43 Hurricane IIB BW931 Fg Offr Kartar Singh Saund +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Swung on take off from Imphal, u/c collapsed. Airc
21 Apr 43 Hurricane IIc BG859 Sqn Ldr Habib Ullah Khan +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Hazaribagh, Flew into ground during forced landing
12 May 43 Hurricane IIc LH179 Fg Offr M M Latif
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Imphal Dett - Failed to return - taken POW. Strafi
25 May 43 Hurricane IIB Fg Offr Manek Dadabhoy +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn No details known. Presumed lost on a sortie
17 Aug 43 Hurricane IIC BE223
2 Sqn Caught fire and abandoned near Valadi 17.8.43
28 Aug 43 Hurricane IIC BN212
2 Sqn Caught fire and crash landed at Kuhatur
18 Oct 43 Hurricane Fg Offr M A Khan
2 Sqn 2200 Hours undershot runway and crashed in paddy f
27 Oct 43 Hurricane Fg Offr Barker
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Belly landed at airfield without lowering undercar
27 Nov 43 Hurricane HV438 Plt Offr Bob Kumar
2 Sqn Took off from Nagpur for Bhopal. Mistook Railway l
19 Feb 44 Hurricane JS380 Plt Offr Dewan Balwant Rai
2 Sqn Returning from sortie to Datta Khel Post. Engine f
28 Feb 44 Hurricane 808 Plt Offr Dewan Balwant Rai
2 Sqn Two ac mission to Shaktu. Hit by bullet in coolant
25 Mar 44 Hurricane HV432 Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA
2 Sqn Engine failure during Road Recce. FL near Khajuri
04 Apr 44 Hurricane Z5603 Plt Offr M M Seth +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Road Recce at 0900Hrs. Engine failure - Crashed fo
06 Jun 44 Hurricane HW309
2 Sqn Hit telegraph wires and crashed into ground. Moved
24 Jun 44 Hurricane Plt Offr S V Hyder
2 Sqn While coming in to land, touched too far down the
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC HV419 Fg Offr H K Bose
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Taxied into a stationary HV419 . Ac left behind la
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC HL772 Flt Lt H S Ratnagar
2 Sqn Ac badly damaged when HV419 flown byFg Offr H K Bo
05 Aug 44 Hurricane Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA
2 Sqn Forcelanded at Thana due to not switching from lon
10 Nov 44 Hurricane LE766 Fg Offr Sen Gupta
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Spun in while landing at Cox. Aircraft was write o
03 Dec 44 Hurricane Fg Offr K V Nair
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Forcelanded in Chaung 15m NE of Akyab. First casua
05 Dec 44 Hurricane LD383 Fg Offr Ram Saran Sharma +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Failed to return from a sortie in Kaladan valley.
30 Dec 44 Hurricane LE174 Plt Offr Govind Dattatreya Juvekar +
2 Sqn Crashed on a photo dropping sortie over HQ of W Af
22 Jan 45 Hurricane LE559 Plt Offr Bob Kumar +
2 Sqn Failed to return - sortie over West Coast of Ramre
23 Jan 45 Hurricane LD828 Fg Offr Harbans Singh BAHIA +
2 Sqn 1730 Hours crashed during slow roll over base retu
06 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LE164 Plt Offr Egbert Joseph D'SOUZA +
2 Sqn Stalled off a turn and crashed near Hpontha, Araka
03 Mar 45 Hurricane LB937 Fg Offr S V Hyder +
2 Sqn Morning sortie in bad visibility. Hayder crashed i
05 Apr 45 Hurricane Fg Offr Salahuddin
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crash landed in enemy terriotry. Ac smashed to pie
06 Apr 45 Hurricane Fg Offr P K Senapati
2 Sqn Crashlanded due to enemy action at Kindaung. Aircr
15 Apr 45 Hurricane Plt Offr A K Sahgal
2 Sqn Forcelanded East of Mybong due to engine trouble i
13 Aug 45 Hurricane Iic LE763 Fg Offr Hall
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Leader became lost. BL Dera Ghazi Khan - alloted t
13 Aug 45 Hurricane Iic LE166 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 Sqn BL Dera Ghazi Khan - alloted to 114RSU. Ran short
02 Oct 45 Hurricane IIc HW136 Fg Offr D M Oka
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Pilot took off with pitot head covered. abandoned
15 Mar 46 Hurricane II KZ523 Fg Offr Shamim Ul Zafir Khan +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Airtest in Hurri and ferry flight to Allahabad. Bu
23 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JF782 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ferrying from Kohat, landed at runway edge, ran of
17 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD219 Fg Offr K L Suri
Click to View Record 2 Sqn formation flying, engine cut, BL near Mirali FA/E
13 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MB971 Fg Offr W V A Lloyd
Click to View Record 2 Sqn ferry from Kohat to Miranshah. uc collapse on land
08 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD398 Fg Offr D B Rai
2 Sqn undercarraige collapse after Tyre burst from Miran
10 Aug 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT611 Plt Offr A M Palamkote
Click to View Record 2 Sqn heavy landed, tyre burst,BL Kohat
09 Sep 46 Spitfire VIII MT872 Flt Lt Anand Ramdas Pandit
Click to View Record 2 Sqn FL outside airfield 1mSE eng failure - aerobatics

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