IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 7 1943 : 9 1944 : 12 1945 : 9 1946 : 8 1947 : 6 1948 : 5 1949 : 1 1950 : 2 1951 : 2 1952 : 1 1953 : 1 1955 : 1 1956 : 1 1957 : 1
1958 : 1 1959 : 1 1962 : 1 1965 : 6 1967 : 3 1969 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1972 : 1 1973 : 2 1975 : 3 1976 : 1 1980 : 1 1987 : 1 1988 : 1
1989 : 2 1992 : 1 1999 : 1 2002 : 1 2003 : 1 2011 : 1

A total of 99 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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
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
13 May 42 Audax (India) K4848
3 Sqn 3s uc collapse in FL Miranshan 13-5-42
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
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
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
21 Feb 43 Audax (India) K4840 Plt Offr Ghisad
3 Sqn 1 SFTS 3s, taxied into tent Ismail Khan LG 21-2-43
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
15 Jun 43 Audax (India) K4854 Fg Offr S P Shahi
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s flew into hills on test flight Kohat pass 15-6-
29 Jul 43 Audax (India) Fg Offr Lall Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Crashed while landing. Cause is engine failure. Cr
12 Aug 43 Audax (India) K7482 Plt Offr Ram Krishna Sen Gupta
3 Sqn 3s swung on ldg tipped up , Kohat 12-8-43 ROS
21 Aug 43 Audax (India) K4850 Fg Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 3s Cr in FL Razmak 21-8-43
09 Sep 43 Audax (India) K3098
3 Sqn 3Sqn Swung into dutch in Miransha 9-9-43
26 Nov 43 Hurricane IIC LB605 Flt Lt N M Gazdar
Click to View Record 3 Sqn FL on way to Panna from phaphamau due to fuel shor
04 Dec 43 Hurricane IIC LB674
3 Sqn Engine cut, Crashed landing in FL 10m SW of Amarda
24 Jan 44 Hurricane IIC LB588 Fg Offr B A Hall
Click to View Record 3 Sqn struck tree in LL flying, port mainplane damaged.
27 Jan 44 Hurricane IIC LB827 Fg Offr Rustom Kaikobad Munshi +
3 Sqn BL and caught fire on impact during LL flight. Hit
13 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LA128 Fg Offr P Lall Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Returning from bombing raid on villages in NWF, Co
13 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD371 Fg Offr M E D'Eca
3 Sqn Collided with LA128. Baled out and rescued by Toch
05 May 44 Hurricane IIC LB606 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Tyre Burst on take off, BL at Risalpur on instruct
15 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LB720 Fg Offr A R David
3 Sqn While taking off for road recce sortie, retracted
13 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE346 Fg Offr A S M Bhavnani
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Returning from Canwpore, landed at Ambala, but on
25 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD723 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 Sqn Belly landed, ac damaged Cat A
23 Sep 44 Hurricane IIC LD112 Fg Offr B A Hall
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Crashed near Mileston65 on Bannu Kohat area. Ac wa
08 Nov 44 Hurricane IIC KZ486
3 Sqn Overshot on landing and crashed into iron railing
28 Nov 44 Hurricane IIC LE807 Plt Offr B K Stidston
Click to View Record 3 Sqn collapsed u/c when he pulled out suddenly in a hig
02 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LD694 Fg Offr A S M Bhavnani
Click to View Record 3 Sqn lost way from Delhi to Kohat and forcelanded at La
06 Jan 45 Hurricane IIc LD773 Sqn Ldr Prithpal Singh +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Dived into ground at Kohat durnig trng flt 2m west
18 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LB935 Fg Offr A R David
3 Sqn Undercarraige collapsed while recovering form dive
13 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LE462 Fg Offr E J Dhatigara
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Ran off the strip after a normal landing. Ac damag
30 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LF211
3 Sqn Cr on Elizabeth island between Ramree and Akyab. P
21 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC KZ444 Fg Offr John Ivor McKenzie
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Squadron flight to St Thomas Mount. Crashed near A
02 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LB800 Plt Offr R C Adams
3 Sqn St Thomas Mount - Pilot told to go around during l
25 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC BN563 Fg Offr E S Khan
3 Sqn Belly landed after tyre burst on take off. Ac Cat
28 Aug 45 Hurricane IIC PJ672 Fg Offr Ashok Katju
3 Sqn FL near Mardan due to engine failure. Pilot Unhurt
19 Sep 45 Hurricane IID KZ861 Plt Offr Ashok Katju +
3 Sqn Tyre Burst on ldg overturned. Pilot fractured skul
30 Jan 46 Spitfire VIII MV232 Plt Offr Surinder Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Collision between MV232 and JC678 (Plt Offr Pendse
02 Mar 46 Spitfire VIII MT739 Plt Offr G V Francis
Click to View Record 3 Sqn 15m S of Kolar ac caught fire at 3800 feet FL ac b
28 Mar 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV436
3 Sqn AC belonged to Boss OP Mehra, AC WO.
11 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG527 Fg Offr S Jamaluddin
3 Sqn engine caught fire on startup at Kolar, ac burnt o
27 Apr 46 Spitfire VIIIc JG678 Fg Offr R S Randhawa
3 Sqn Engine failure, forcelanded at Kolar AC Cat E
12 May 46 Spitfire VIIIc MT744 Fg Offr Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Sntacruz UC failed to lock down - collapse on land
03 Jul 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV208 Plt Offr Jyotir Moy Bose +
3 Sqn hit palm tree on rising ground while on a LL cross
17 Sep 46 Spitfire VIIIc MD269 Fg Offr M E D'Eca
3 Sqn Birdhit during formation flying, BL 5 m from Kolar
21 Feb 47 Tempest II PR532 Fg Offr Khan ?
Click to View Record 3 Sqn eng failure 4m E of Lhoardanga - ac BL and was ran
14 May 47 Tempest II PR836 Sqn Ldr Madan Lal Mishra
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Pilot of No.7 Sqdn undergoing training with 3 Sqdn
18 Jun 47 Tempest II PR596 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Miranshah - ac ran off runway and into ditch after
20 Jun 47 Tempest II PR855 Flt Lt Randhir Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Pilot of No.7 Sqdn undergoing training with 3 Sqdn
28 Aug 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Mohan Dev Suri +
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Crash in bad weather on ferry flight Bom to Pune

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