IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1943 : 3 1944 : 15 1945 : 10 1946 : 7 1947 : 6 1948 : 2 1949 : 1 1951 : 1 1953 : 1 1954 : 1 1957 : 1 1960 : 1 1961 : 1 1962 : 1 1963 : 1
1965 : 10 1967 : 1 1968 : 1 1969 : 1 1971 : 3 1973 : 1 1974 : 2 1978 : 1 1981 : 1 1982 : 1 1987 : 1 1989 : 1 2007 : 1 2021 : 1

A total of 78 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
07 Feb 43 Vengeance Fg Offr Kartar Singh
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 Sqn crashed at Kabul river , Flt Sgt Ghosh OK
08 Jun 43 Vengeance IA EZ826 Fg Offr George PUTHENVETTIL IPE +
Flt Sgt CHAKRAVARTI +
7 Sqn Dove into ground off turn at Bairagarh, India When
24 Aug 43 Vengeance II AN825 Fg Offr S L Rikhye
Plt Offr R Ghosh
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Fuel line came loose and cockpti filled with fumes
19 Feb 44 Vengeance AN757 Fg Offr RACHPAL SINGH +
Fg Offr MANGAL GURURAJ SITARAM RAO +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore
19 Feb 44 Vengeance II AN612 Fg Offr Keki Nadirshaw Gocal
Plt Offr P A Kapadia
Click to View Record Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore Flt Sgt Ghosh OK. [
19 Feb 44 Vengeance AN799 Fg Offr AJIT SINGH +
Flt Sgt MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN DARLING +
7 Sqn Cr enroute to Gwalior / Lahore. LAC Wadekar also k
19 Mar 44 Vengeance II AN671 Fg Offr E W Pinto
Plt Offr A W Chacko
Click to View Record Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine cut , belly landed Pandua
01 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN797 Fg Offr EDULJI HORMUSJI DADABHOY +
Fg Offr Jamshed Dordi
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr in Valley W of Imphal, Killing pt, J H Dordi OK
02 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN636 Fg Offr D M Engineer
Fg Offr K P K Menon
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Abandoned Take off and hit bund at Uderbund, uc sh
25 Apr 44 Vengeance II AN678 Fg Offr N J Duggan
Flt Sgt Wijeyendran
7 Sqn CrL near Shillong, Crew OK Flt Sgt Wijeyendran. BL
08 May 44 Vengeance II AN834 Fg Offr M Latif Khan +
Flt Sgt Ghosh
7 Sqn FL after Eng Trble at TO, Pt Killed, Flt Sgt Ghosh
12 Jun 44 Harvard IIB FS690 Fg Offr S Purushottam
Click to View Record 7 Sqn CrL out of fuel 2350N 8420E DAltonganj 50m from Ra
17 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN649
7 Sqn Hit Tree low flying at Ranchi
18 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN791 Fg Offr Srinivasan
Click to View Record 7 Sqn UC collapse on landing, swung, Ranchi
21 Jul 44 Vengeance II Fg Offr C Sathyanaryana
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Under carraige failed to lock down. Belly landing
21 Jul 44 Vengeance II AN753 Fg Offr Radhakrishnan
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Swung on ldg, uc collapse Ranchi
10 Aug 44 Vengeance II AN739
7 Sqn Tyre burst on TO, Charra, swung into soft ground
18 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC LE359 Fg Offr Keki Nadirshaw Gocal
Click to View Record 7 Sqn [151OTU] FL 4 m N of Shmshuther post no.23, stbd w
31 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC LB739
7 Sqn UC Collapse after engine started
04 Apr 45 Harvard IIB FE953 Flt Lt C Satyanarayana
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Cr L lost Kanbalu Burma, lost his way to Imphal
14 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc KX853 Fg Offr Jagdish Singh Kochar +
7 Sqn Cr at XXX III Corps HQ at Pagan, Stalled off steep
28 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Bola Ramesh Rao +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ran into wiretrap over Irrawadi.
30 Apr 45 Hurricane IIc Fg Offr Narayan Shamu Prasad +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by GF at Allanmyo, Cr in Irrawady
15 May 45 Hurricane IIc PJ662 Fg Offr Dorab Maneckshaw Engineer +
7 Sqn 0530-0700 Last seen carrying out attack on a boat
20 May 45 Hurricane IIC LD680 Fg Offr P J Mathews
Click to View Record 7 Sqn FTR from sortie, Pilot was rescued by sampan
21 May 45 Hurricane IIC HV796 Plt Offr Masum Ali Vazir +
7 Sqn FTR from Tactical Recce Sortie over Burma
05 Jun 45 Hurricane IIC LD957
7 Sqn Ran out of fuel and BL at Okara, DBR
29 Nov 45 Hurricane IIb JS412
7 Sqn Maharajpur caught fire in circuit ldg safely but b
14 Feb 46 Spitfire VIII NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Sqn A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
29 Mar 46 Spitfire XIV TZ108 Plt Offr J R Bankapur
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Maharajpur - swung to port on TO ac hit soft groun
12 Apr 46 Spitfire XIVe RN149 Flt Lt P K Sarkar
7 Sqn Overshot into rough ground, uc collapse at maharaj
03 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe NH806 Fg Offr R B S Karki +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn bird hit during cross country flight, lost tailpla
24 Jul 46 Spitfire XIVe TX978 Plt Offr G S Dhillon
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Kohat FL after eng fail during aerobatics
21 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ195 Fg Offr P J Oomen +
7 Sqn hit ground during dive bomb practice 6m E of Razma
08 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe MV301 Fg Offr R C Dhawan +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn engine cut TO on Offensive Recce Miranshah, Cr L,
14 Feb 47 Spitfire PR.XI PL997 Plt Offr Durney
7 Sqn Engine cut on take of, FL at Kohat, Burnt out
14 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc NH651 Plt Offr G E Wilkes
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Miranshah - ac tipped up after Tyre burst on TO
21 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe RN199 Plt Offr T N Ahmed +
7 Sqn hit mudwall at end of runway on low approach crash
22 May 47 Spitfire XIVe RN220 Fg Offr Hoshang K Patel
7 Sqn lost way on ferry flight, short of fuel, BL at Shi
01 Dec 47 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD by Ground fire
10 Dec 47 Tempest II Sqn Ldr Sidney Basil Noronha
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Baled out after damage by ground fire
12 Sep 48 Tempest II HA-411 Fg Offr Donald George Baptiste +
7 Sqn Shot Down by Anti-Aircraft fire at Kishen Ganga Va
03 Oct 48 Tempest II HA-363 Fg Offr Urmston George Wright
7 Sqn SD by our own AA over Kishenganga, Baled Out.
03 May 49 Tempest II Flt Lt Arthur Srihari +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Crash 7 miles from Rohtak
07 Feb 51 Vampire FB52 Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh Dogra +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn The pilot was authorised to carry out a solo aerob
22 Dec 53 Vampire FB52 Plt Offr Manharan Krishan Soni +
7 Sqn Cr during LL Sortie
20 Jul 54 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Karan Sher Singh Kalsia
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Engine Failure 18000 feet Sangrur Pt BO
27 Mar 57 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Kaikhushro Kershasp Dastoor +
7 Sqn MAC with Vamp flown by Balachandani Jamnagar
04 Oct 60 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kanwar Parbrham Singh +
7 Sqn K in Crash, TO from Ambala
19 Jan 61 Hunter F56 BA-327 Flt Lt Karan Sher Singh Kalsia +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn flame out on t/o. Tried to force land .did not eje

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