IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1946 : 3 1947 : 25 1948 : 4 1949 : 2

A total of 34 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
25 Sep 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ118 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) stalled whiel landing, bounced, nose tipped, uc da
09 Dec 46 Spitfire VIIIc NH636 Plt Offr O'Brian
Click to View Record AFS(I) hit by NH901 whilte stationary at Ambala
17 Dec 46 Spitfire XIVe TZ185 Plt Offr P E Harrington
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut on apprach, BL at Ambala
10 Jan 47 Spitfire VIIIc MD384 Plt Offr U A Vaz
AFS(I) engine cut on approach, belly landed at Ambala, Pi
16 Jan 47 Spitfire XIVe NH873 Plt Offr R H Beaupert
AFS(I) Tyre burst on TO, BL at Ambala
12 Feb 47 Spitfire XIVe MV371 Fg Offr M Hosain
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cut, BL, damaged fuselage 8 m NW of Ambala
21 Feb 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV430 Plt Offr H V Smith +
AFS(I) pilot blacked out while pulling out of dive, loope
04 Mar 47 Spitfire XIVe TP256 Plt Offr H Storey
AFS(I) prop blade broke off in flight, engine smoked, air
06 Mar 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT725 Plt Offr A S Bakshi
AFS(I) flapless landing, UC Collapse Ambala
15 Apr 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT832 Plt Offr U G Wright
AFS(I) Ambala - engine stalled short of runway ac crl and
01 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc A/Plt Offr Venner
AFS(I) DNE Forcelanded in a Hurricane - No date
14 May 47 Spitfire XIVe NH837 Plt Offr Ashraff
Click to View Record AFS(I) lost pW/Oer in circuit, fast appraoch, BL Ambala.
23 May 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV459 Plt Offr U A D'Cruz
Click to View Record AFS(I) engine cutt, BL in river bed at Mullana village, 1
20 Jun 47 Spitfire VIIIc MV406
AFS(I) ran short of fuel during aerobatics, belly landed
26 Jun 47 Tempest II PR804 Plt Offr S R Bose
Click to View Record AFS(I) Kolar eng failed inflight ac BL and dam to fuselag
06 Jul 47 Tempest II PR586 Fg Offr George Henry King
Click to View Record AFS(I) ac swung to port at Miransha and tipped over.
30 Jul 47 Spitfire XIVe NH759 Plt Offr Zafar Masud
Click to View Record AFS(I) tyre burst on TO, BL Ambala
30 Jul 47 Spitfire VIIIc MT993
AFS(I) tyre burst on TO BL at Ambala
05 Aug 47 Spitfire VIIIc JG378 Plt Offr R C Malani
AFS(I) uc collapse on landing. Not locked down ac W/O
27 Aug 47 Spitfire VIII JG623 Flt Cdt Kirit Bhushan Sharma+
AFS(I) Ac burnt
28 Aug 47 Spitfire VIII MT783 Plt Offr Raghu Nath Bansilal +
AFS(I) Ac missing
02 Sep 47 Spitfire XIVe MV386 Plt Offr Kshitimohan Nilkanth Kashalkar +
AFS(I) Cr while dive bombing practice
01 Oct 47 Spitfire XIVe MV287
AFS(I) DNE. Reported Engine Failure
01 Oct 47 Spitfire VIII LV670
AFS(I) DNE. Total wreck disintegrated
23 Oct 47 Spitfire VIII MT743 Flt Cdt Honnappa Harolhalli Annaiya +
01 Nov 47 Spitfire XIVe RM992
AFS(I) DNE. Ac taxied into Fencing, hit wall. Propellor b
05 Nov 47 Spitfire VIII MT595 Fg Offr Potula Venkata Sobhan Ram
Click to View Record AFS(I) Lost way in dark on ferry to Srinagar. BO near Mur
08 Nov 47 Harvard IIB FS940
AFS(I) Damaged due to enemy action over Poonch
12 Jun 48 Spitfire Flt Cdt Santosh Bhattacharjee +
AFS(I) Caught fire and crashed near Shahbad, Karnal
20 Jul 48 Harvard IIB HT-313
Fg Offr Chaman Lal Dutta
Click to View Record AFS(I) Accdent
24 Aug 48 Spitfire Fg Offr Chandan Singh
Click to View Record AFS(I) On landing lost control and flipped over
24 Sep 48 Spitfire VIII JG325 Flt Cdt S C Samuel +
AFS(I) Crash near Jagadhri due to Mid-Air-Collision durin
28 Jan 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt K Abraham +
08 Mar 49 Spitfire Flt Cdt S B Borkar +

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