IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1951 : 18

A total of 18 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
01 Jan 51 Devon HW-202 Flt Lt George Victor Francis
Plt Offr Samuel Venkata Rao
Click to View Record C&TS
08 Jan 51 Devon HW-520 Flt Lt Faredun Dinshaw Irani
AHQ Comm S Engine fell off, hit building,crash landed near Ja
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
07 Feb 51 Tempest II Plt Offr Stephen Patrick Michael +
4 Sqn Prop detached, BO over Western Ghats
05 Apr 51 Tempest II HA-578 Plt Offr Kishin Advani
CTU Ambala Wheel came off during ldg, nosed over
26 Apr 51 Auster Capt B Singh +
ARMY In Memoriam
31 May 51 Tempest II Plt Offr Norman Eduljee +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
19 Jun 51 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Vikramajit Rikh +
Plt Offr Julius Celio Rodrigues +
3 Sqn Stalled at Jamnagar 2 killed
20 Aug 51 Liberator B-24 HE-790 Flt Lt Tylden Osborne Wynne +
Plt Offr Rusi Captain +
6 Sqn 11 k when ac cr at Pune. Nav PC Sreedharan (4112).
22 Aug 51 Harvard T-6 Sqn Ldr Rustom Sorabji Kalyaniwala +
Click to View Record Mil Wing Cabinet Sectt, Attd
27 Aug 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-913 Fg Offr Ripu Daman Sahni
Click to View Record 12 Sqn ac ditched Wular Lake due to pt negligence.
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Subrata Biswas +
14 Sqn Possible MAC
20 Sep 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Jaydev Gurubhashya Hiramat +
14 Sqn Possibly MAC with below . http://pibarchive.nic.in
05 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Radharaman Nandi +
2 Sqn No Details 51 PC
06 Oct 51 Dakota C-47 HJ-920 Air Cmde Narendra +
Click to View Record 12 Sqn Cr in Turkey - Malta Cyprus lost way. Seargent D's
20 Oct 51 Spitfire XVIII Plt Offr Bhagwant Singh Mangat +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
24 Nov 51 Tempest II Fg Offr Hugo Pachero Gracias +
3 Sqn flew into tree during LL flying Halwara
01 Dec 51 Tigermoth DH-82 Flt Lt Gerald Bertram Cabral +
Flt Cdt S D Ghaisad +
Click to View Record 1 AFA Cr at Glass Factory Begumpet

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