IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 5 1943 : 6 1944 : 21 1945 : 16 1946 : 1 1947 : 2 1948 : 5 1949 : 1 1951 : 1 1952 : 2 1954 : 1 1956 : 1 1957 : 2 1958 : 2 1961 : 1
1962 : 1 1965 : 1 1966 : 1 1971 : 2 1988 : 1 1990 : 1 1991 : 1 1992 : 1 1998 : 1 1999 : 1 2000 : 1 2001 : 1 2003 : 1 2021 : 1

A total of 82 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
20 Mar 42 Lysander II N1256 Plt Offr Shankar Chakravarthy +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Taken off for Practice Flying at 1020 Hours. Befor
21 Apr 42 Lysander II P9121 Plt Offr Dharamraj Goordeen +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Fatal Flying Crash.
12 May 42 Lysander II Plt Offr F D A Moses +
Plt Offr R A P Larive
4 Sqn Crashed in square 7845. Cause not known. Moses kil
22 Sep 42 Lysander II Plt Offr P N Katrak
Sqn Ldr Babner
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Forcelanded 40m SW of Fort Sandeman. Lost his way
28 Dec 42 Lysander II N1242 Plt Offr P N Katrak
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Forcelanded 5m SE of Kohat - Siezed engine. Airfra
24 Mar 43 Lysander II P1675 Plt Offr S B Noronha
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Hyd Sind - Crashed at Khipro at approx 1300 hours
21 Sep 43 Hurricane IIc KX112 Fg Offr H S B Tyabji +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Cr on flight to Bairagarh from Phaphamau
21 Sep 43 Hurricane IIc HW493 Sqn Ldr Stanley Webster BALDIE +
4 Sqn Cr on flight to Bairagarh from Phaphamau. Possible
18 Nov 43 Hurricane HW849
4 Sqn Ran short of fuel, hit mound during forced landing
18 Nov 43 Hurricane KW722
4 Sqn Ran short of fuel, bellyl landed
26 Dec 43 Hurricane IIC LB798 Plt Offr Bhikhaji Shapurji Dastur +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn 0930 Hours. Fatal accident. Dived into groun druin
06 Jan 44 Hurricane IIC HW863 Fg Offr M B Ramamurthy +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Flying Accident - Fatal. Hit tree approaching in m
25 Feb 44 Hurricane IIC LD287 Fg Offr J N Lala +
4 Sqn Flying Accident - Fatal - Flew into ground during
08 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD289
4 Sqn Engine cut, FL 2m SW of Parshuram
20 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD398
4 Sqn Swung on landing and UC Collapsed
13 May 44 Hurricane IIC LD314 Fg Offr D M Finn (RAF)
4 Sqn Baled out during escort flight to DC aircraft. Par
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC LD309
4 Sqn Hit by LF357 taking off at Feni
18 May 44 Hurricane IIC LF357
4 Sqn Hit LD309 taking off at Feni, reported as LE357
01 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LB549 Sgt Trevor CARR (RAF)
4 Sqn Failed to return, entered cloud during a 8 ac esco
01 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LD380 Sqn Ldr G S Sharp (RAF)
4 Sqn Failed to return, entered cloud during a 8 ac esco
22 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE248
4 Sqn Swung on landing in heavy rain and overturned
27 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD949 Flt Sgt J Debosschere (RAF) +
4 Sqn Force landed behind enemy lines - last seen waviin
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE248 Flt Sgt Carney (RAF)
4 Sqn Crashed on landing in difficult weather conditions
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD344 Fg Offr P S Gill
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL in Tamru in paddy filed, overturned , injured.
03 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD452
4 Sqn Tyre burst on Take off, swung and overturned
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD373
4 Sqn Lost on Operations
08 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LE163
4 Sqn DBR in accident
14 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD121 W/O Eric BALL +
4 Sqn Failed to return from sortie near Kaladan. Leader
15 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LD183 Fg Offr G H King
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Forcelanded at NIHLA due to engine trouble. Safe 0
25 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LD335 Lt R N Winstanley (SAAF)
4 Sqn 12 ac bombing raid. Two ac collded and forcelanded
25 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LF275 Sgt W J O'Neill (RAF)
4 Sqn 12 ac bombing raid. Two ac collded and forcelanded
28 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LD844 Fg Offr G H King
Click to View Record 4 Sqn engine trouble. Could not make base. FL on beach n
09 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF273 Flt Sgt L E Landamore (RAF)
4 Sqn FL 2m NNW of TEnNYO with port wing on fire. Vacate
15 Jan 45 Spitfire Vc MA364 Flt Lt Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
Click to View Record 4 Sqn engine failed onTO from beach strip, landed wheels
23 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF173 Plt Offr Bradshaw (RAF)
4 Sqn FL at Madhubania after ole leg was fractured on ta
30 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF276 Plt Offr S P Sen
Click to View Record 4 Sqn forcelanded on beach 2 miles from unit due to engi
06 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC Fg Offr G H King
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Overshot runway at Indin .Ac Cat AC . 0930 Hrs
28 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LD415 Plt Offr M D Khanna
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL south end of Ramree island after hitting tree o
01 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE740 Fg Offr T N Ghadiok
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL in friendly territory 0820-0910 Prome Road
11 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE138 Fg Offr W R Dani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL near Ramree town on return leg. Oil trouble in
13 Apr 45 Hurricane IIC LE448
4 Sqn Trestles collpased during retraction test
27 May 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG478 Flt Lt D M Finn RAF
4 Sqn Night flying, unable to locate a/f , landed on roa
18 Jun 45 Spitfire VIIIc MT966? Plt Offr Y R Agte
Click to View Record 4 Sqn FL half a mile from airfield on first conersion fl
18 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MD331 Plt Offr Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Yelahanka - eng failure on takeoff pilot crashland
28 Jun 45 Spitfire XIVe ?? Plt Offr Rodney Godfrey Buchanan +
4 Sqn Cr in Air to ground firing range at Hollanvalli.
21 Jul 45 Spitfire VIIIc JG620 Fg Offr Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
Click to View Record 4 Sqn tail chasing, stuck tail of JF883 (F/O TN Ghadiok
08 Nov 45 Spitfire VIII MT839 Plt Offr L Prince-Forster
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Overshot ldg at Willingdon into Ditch Cat B
28 Dec 45 Spitfire VIII Fg Offr A K Ahmed
Click to View Record 4 Sqn 16 ac returning from bombay display. Engine troubl
03 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe NH795 Fg Offr W R N Dani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn undershot, hit telegraph wires, u/c collapse, over
11 Jun 47 Spitfire XIVe TX979 Fg Offr G S Sekhon +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn flew into mountain ag Okyama Japan, followed by No

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