IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1955 : 16

A total of 16 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
03 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 IB-354 Plt Offr Harinder Jit Singh +
1 AFA Cr Hakimpet Engine Flame out DNE
04 Feb 55 Vampire FB52 Fg Offr Vithal Ramachjndra Joshi +
1 AFA Crashed Near Hakimpet Airfield
25 Feb 55 Ouragan Fg Offr Kuldip Singh +
3 Sqn Crashed on Range
28 Apr 55 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr A K Singh
Flt Cdt N P Penticoss +
1 AFA In Memoriam
16 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 UK5501 Flt Lt Romesh Chandra Malani +
Fg Offr Digvijay Singh Dogra +
Cr at Kargil J&K. Nav Plt Offr CL Dsouza (4767) k
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-909 Fg Offr Kanwar Hari Singh +
Flt Lt Laxmi Narayan Vaish +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra
25 Jun 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-222 Flt Lt Kaiplackal George Verghese +
Plt Offr Hari Viswanath Kale +
PTS MAC with Dakota at Agra 19 killed .
05 Jul 55 Liberator B-24 Flt Lt Neile Co'Brooke W/OrdsW/Orth +
Flt Lt Harbhajan Singh Dhaliwal +
16 Sqn Cr at hillock at Pune. 5 crew killed. Nav F/L HG S
09 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 HB-734 Plt Offr Pramod Shankar Dave +
6 Sqn In Memoriam
26 Jul 55 Spitfire T IX Flt Lt Iqbal Krishan Kumar +
Plt Offr Yash Pal Wadhawan +
CTU In Memoriam
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 IB-616 Flt Lt Ulrich Anthony D'Cruz
Click to View Record Cr short of SantaCruz - ac wrecked
27 Jul 55 Vampire FB52 IB-638 Fg Offr Anil Shrikrishna Dravid +
Ditched in Arabian Sea off Santacruz
04 Aug 55 Ouragan IC-651 Plt Offr Jag Mohan Nayar +
8 Sqn Cr 12 NM from Patiala.
09 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 HT-324 Flt Lt Pervez Kavasji Ghandhi +
Flt Lt Neil Eugene Todd +
AHQ Comm S Cr at Palam AFB . Engine Failure http://rsdebate.n
13 Oct 55 Harvard T-6 IT-315 Fg Offr Karambir Singh +
Fg Offr Nozar Naoroz Dadachanji +
CTU Cr Nizampet Reservoir - Unauthorised Aerobatics ov
26 Nov 55 Dakota C-47 HJ-250 Plt Offr B Subramaniam
Plt Offr Virendra Kishore Saxena
CrL Agra Ac Burnt out. near Rohtabagh, about four

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