IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1944 : 16 1945 : 14 1946 : 5 1947 : 5 1965 : 1 1966 : 1 1968 : 1 1970 : 1 1971 : 2 1975 : 1 1977 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 1 1984 : 1 1985 : 1
1990 : 1 1991 : 1 1996 : 1 1999 : 1

A total of 57 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
12 Feb 44 Hurricane IIC LD256 Plt Offr Harbhajan Singh
9 Sqn Dived into ground after roll Thuma ranges. First c
07 Mar 44 Hurricane IIC Plt Offr L S Grewal
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Formation flight with Fg Offr McDonald and Plt Off
29 Apr 44 Hurricane IIC LD829 Plt Offr Harold Mervyn BROWN +
9 Sqn Engine cut in circuit, BL Patharkundi. Operational
04 May 44 Hurricane IIC JS449 Fg Offr Mahavir Singh Rathi +
9 Sqn Stalled on Approach to Kalaura. Crashed south end
14 May 44 Hurricane IIC Plt Offr K N Bulsara
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Belly landed hurricane on runway at Kumbhirgram. F
28 May 44 Hurricane IIC LB617
9 Sqn Tyre burst on landing, swung and tipped up. Not in
27 Jun 44 Hurricane IIC LD345 Flt Sgt Wood
9 Sqn UC Collapse while taxying . Burst tail wheel resul
17 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LD401 Fg Offr C A Starr +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine cut, stalled in FL near Agartala while esco
29 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC Fg Offr Billimoria +
9 Sqn Attempted to FL in open country in a Hurricane wit
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE208 Flt Sgt James Cutler
9 Sqn Landed wheels up due to carelessness
30 Jul 44 Hurricane IIC LE700 Flt Lt L A Thorgood
9 Sqn Abandoned in spin in cloud on an escort mission. B
02 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD117 Fg Offr Z A Shah
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine caught fire escorting Dakotas, abandoned ne
04 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD956 Fg Offr Sundaram Jayaram +
9 Sqn Last reported position, between Akyab and Chittago
15 Aug 44 Hurricane IIC LD736 -
9 Sqn Caught fire during refuelling. P/O Brown and S/L P
21 Nov 44 Harvard IIB FS786 Fg Offr Harold Mervyn BROWN +
Plt Offr Sudhir Kanti GUHA +
9 Sqn Cr during LL roll, at Feni.
09 Dec 44 Hurricane IIC Fg Offr K N Bulsara +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Left the target in Buthidaung area with engine tro
18 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE791
9 Sqn UC leg collapsed on Landing at Ramu
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LE980 -
9 Sqn DBR when JS423 blew up at Ramu
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC LF171 -
9 Sqn DBR when JS423 blew up at Ramu
31 Jan 45 Hurricane IIC JS423 -
9 Sqn blew up at Ramu while being serviced
11 Feb 45 Hurricane IIC LD492
9 Sqn Swung on landing and UC Collapsed
25 Mar 45 Hurricane IIC KZ632 Plt Offr Tejpal Raj Kumar +
9 Sqn 10 aircraft mission to bomb enemy positions. Rajku
04 Apr 45 Harvard IIB FE666 Fg Offr M K Khan
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Swung on landing, uc collapse at Cox Bazaar when i
18 May 45 Spitfire VIII MT725 Plt Offr J SELESKI
9 Sqn Got lost on local flying practice, FL wheels up. C
19 May 45 Hurricane IIC LE994 -
9 Sqn Ranchi - Roof of hangar collapsed in storm, dam ac
24 May 45 Spitfire VIII NH620 Plt Offr S Biswas
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Starboard tyre burst on landing . Damage to prop a
04 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII NH623 Fg Offr K G Raman
9 Sqn Port tyre burt on TO, became airborne, BL on airfi
11 Jun 45 Spitfire VIII MT840 Fg Offr J Afridi
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Engine fialure, force landed Cat ES, pilot serious
05 Oct 45 Spitfire VIIIc MV231 Fg Offr J S Ingle
Click to View Record 9 Sqn BL at Jhagpani, Bihar
08 Oct 45 Spitfire VIII MT837 Fg Offr A K S Ahmed
Click to View Record 9 Sqn LLflying at 50 feet 75m W of Ranchi damaged by exp
19 Mar 46 Spitfire XIVe NH846 Plt Offr P K Ghosh
9 Sqn BL in error, ac caught fire at Gurgaon.
28 May 46 Spitfire XIVe NH865 Fg Offr J R Bearcroft
9 Sqn engine cut at 200 feet, bl 12 m W of Hungu
04 Jun 46 Spitfire VIIIc MV236 Fg Offr C K Singha
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on TO, hit ditch overturned at Peshawa
16 Aug 46 Spitfire XIVe TX974 Fg Offr R K B Singh
9 Sqn Engine blew up on starting, ac broke its back caug
02 Dec 46 Hurricane II LE704 Fg Offr D G King-Lee
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Peshawar u/c dam in initial ldg Pilot went around
07 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH929 Fg Offr N Haider Mirza
9 Sqn Accident - Uninjured
19 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe TX988 Fg Offr S Srinivasan
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on cross country flt, BL near Ichawara
20 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe NH803 Fg Offr Jafar Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 Sqn BL at Nagpur
15 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TX991 Fg Offr A K Sehgal +
9 Sqn ferry to No.9, engine cut, FL, crashed 30M NW of s
27 Apr 47 Spitfire XIVe RN192 Fg Offr J Zaheer
Click to View Record 9 Sqn engine cut on ferryflt BL in field near Kunkurali,
19 Sep 65 Gnat Fg Offr Vijay Mayadev
9 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Lahore
18 Aug 66 Gnat Flt Lt Uday Raghunath Potnis +
9 Sqn As the ac left the runway, the stbd drop tank fell
05 Oct 68 Gnat E-260 Fg Offr Kapoor Singh Dalal +
9 Sqn Cr near Phillaur. Reported control difficulties, c
21 Aug 70 Gnat E-1035 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Johal +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during Trg Sortie from Halwara
13 Mar 71 Gnat IE-1240 Sqn Ldr Kotikalapudh Sriharikrishna Rao +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Hunter. Then Wg
07 Dec 71 Gnat IE-1075 Fg Offr Manmohan Singh +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Cr at Amritsar on a ferry flight. Lost Ground
10 Jan 75 Gnat E-1050 Fg Offr Ashok Toshkani +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Collinded with a HF-24 after landing . Gnat which
27 Jan 77 Gnat E-1037 Fg Offr Chander Shekhar +
9 Sqn Did not pull out from a R/P live dive and crashed
20 Aug 77 Gnat E-300 Flt Lt Anjum Nabi Azmi
9 Sqn Severe Lateral rocking, a/c went out of control, E
04 May 82 Gnat E-1991 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn Possibly Repaired Experienced Brake failure. Arrestor barrier came u

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