IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1941 : 46

A total of 46 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Feb 41 Audax (India) K5572 Plt Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Pranged at Miranshah
12 Mar 41 Audax (India) K5576
1 Sqn 1s Stalled on app and hit ground Miramshah 12-3-41
19 Mar 41 Hart (India) K2088
1SFTS Pilot executed a stall turn which was poor. in sub
10 Apr 41 Audax (India) K5571 Flt Lt Narendra
Click to View Record 1 Sqn eng cut during message drop uc collapse in FL spin
12 Apr 41Master T T7959 Plt Offr Gur Bachan Singh +
Click to View Record 9 SFTS UK UK- Crashed after hitting Telephone lines
14 Apr 41 Hart (India) K2097
1SFTS Crashed during an attempted Forced Landing Practic
11 May 41 Hurricane I N2457 Plt Offr Edwin Nazirullah
Click to View Record 56 OTU UK Engine Failure, Belly landed
13 May 41 Hart (India) K8731
1SFTS engine cut; stalled in forced landing and undercar
15 May 41 Hurricane I W9207 Plt Offr Edwin Nazirullah
Click to View Record 56 OTU UK Baled out , Dislocated Shoulder
16 May 41 Hurricane P2717 Plt Offr M S Pujji
Click to View Record 56 OTU UK Flying Accident. UC Collapsed on hard landing
30 May 41 Audax (India) K5582
1 Sqn 1s hit obstr on night take off miramshah 30-5-41 R
10 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K2289
5 CD Flt I 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshah
14 Jun 41 Hart (India) K2102
1SFTS swung on ldg and tipped up Ambala 14-6-41
14 Jun 41 Tigermoth II T1782
1SFTS While taking off from a field near Saharanpur, col
18 Jun 41Whitley B N1474 Plt Offr Ali Raza Khan Pasha +
Plt Offr Kali Prasad Choudhary +
Click to View Record 10 OTU UK Crashed Abingdon Airfield
18 Jun 41 Wapiti II K2303 Plt Offr C L Mehta
Click to View Record 6 CD Flt I Flew into ground Jhimpur, Sind
30 Jun 41 Wapiti IIA K1289 Plt Offr A M Allahdad
Click to View Record 1 Sqn 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
09 Jul 41 Wapiti IIA K1257 Plt Offr Dara Phirozesha Majoo
AC Hasmi
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed at Razmak due to bad weather - crew safe.
11 Jul 41 Hurricane IIB Z2519 Plt Offr A R Gnanamuthu +
Click to View Record 32 Sqdn RA Failed to Return
31 Aug 41Wellington B W5577 Plt Offr Rustom Nariman Dastur +
Plt Offr C P Khosla +
Click to View Record 12 Sqdn RA Failed to Return
04 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5229 Sgt Harry Renton Harvey +
Plt Offr Cherala Raghava Rao +
1SFTS First fatality of SFTS. Crashed during a sharp tur
18 Sep 41 Audax (India) K5577 Plt Offr K M Mukerjee +
AC1 Nadir +
2 Sqn 2s Lost ht in turn during LL practice Kohat Bombin
27 Sep 41 Audax (India) K4852
1 Sqn 1s engcut FL overturned Miramshah 27-9-41
04 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1260
5 CD Flt I Over Delhi , force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
06 Oct 41 Audax (India) K4861 Fg Offr Arjan Singh
Cpl Ghulam Ali
Click to View Record 2 Sqn 1s 2s dam by VB gun fire and hit boulder landing .
08 Oct 41 Hart (India) K2103 Fg Offr Jehangir Merwan Engineer
Click to View Record 1 CD Flt I Crashed, 8 Oct41, at Tanjore.
24 Oct 41Douglas DC2 C DG471 Fg Offr Mehar Singh
Click to View Record 31 Sqdn aborted TO at Drigh Road, uc collapse and ac dest
24 Oct 41 Douglas DC2 DG471 Fg Offr Mehar Singh
Fg Offr Mike VLASTO
Click to View Record 31 Sqdn aborted TO at Drigh Road, uc collapse and ac dest
30 Oct 41 Wapiti IIA K1269 Flt Lt Eric SPRAWSON
4 CD Flt I crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
03 Nov 41 Hurrricane II Z3150 Plt Offr Hukum Chand Mehta +
Click to View Record 43 Sqdn RA Cr into High Ground Roxburgshire
04 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2099
1SFTS cr on ldg overturned Drigh Road 4-11-41
05 Nov 41 Tigermoth II DG530 Instr S Bhuyan +
Offr Cdt Sawaranjit Singh +
1EFTS VT-APR Pilot tried to loop at 1000 ft AGL without
07 Nov 41 Audax (India) K5564 Plt Offr Bhasker Daniel Gnanamuthu +
AC Sohan Singh +
Click to View Record 2 Sqn 0645 eng smoke dived into hill near Razami 7-11-4.
07 Nov 41 Wapiti IIA K2276
4 CD Flt I crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
09 Nov 41 Hurrricane II P3656
56 OTU UK Flying Accident
13 Nov 41 Audax (India) K3077 Plt Offr Ghulam Nabi Khan +
Click to View Record 1SFTS Hit trees at night Ambalal 13.11.41. First solo du
13 Nov 41 Lysander II P1694
1 Sqn Hit Rock landing at Manzai, flipped over - wrecked
14 Nov 41 Audax (India) K7357 Plt Offr Vicoo Jehangir Billimoria
Click to View Record 1SFTS abandoned on night navex Bhiwani 64m WNW Delhi 14.
22 Nov 41 Hart (India) K2105
1SFTS Flew into ground during low level bombing practice
18 Dec 41 DH86A AX800 Sqn Ldr Bishop RAF
Plt Offr Pratap Chandra Lal
Click to View Record 1SFTS While taking off from Ahmedabad for a ferry flight
18 Dec 41 DH86A AX800 Sqn Ldr Bishop RAF
Plt Offr Pratap Chandra Lal
Click to View Record 1SFTS While taking off from Ahmedabad for a ferry flight
20 Dec 41 Lysander II R1989 Plt Offr Paljor Namgyal +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Undershot runway at Peshawar - ac flipped over fir
20 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5255
1SFTS Swung on approach and overturned Ambala 20-12-41.
27 Dec 41 Audax (India) K5167 Plt Offr Daljit Singh
1SFTS Overturned on Night Flying Take Off
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4 CD Flt I Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)
30 Dec 41 Wapiti IIA
4 CD Flt I Dest by Jap Air Raid (Part of four ac dest)

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