IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database

1961 : 19

A total of 19 Accidents and Losses are listed.

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
19 Jan 61 Hunter F56 BA-327 Flt Lt Karan Sher Singh Kalsia +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn flame out on t/o. Tried to force land .did not eje
21 Jan 61 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Bhinder
Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Click to View Record 2 AFA Swung left during a Roller take off - hit MES gate
08 Feb 61 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Vidya Ratan Bakshi +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Mar 61 Otter DHC-3 IM-1728 Fg Offr Gurbux Singh Hundal
59 Sqn Higher speed approach, crash landed to the extreme
12 Mar 61 Harvard T-6 Fg Offr Vaidyanathan Ganesan +
Fg Offr Calathur Ram Mohan
53 AAF Sqn Malfunction Pilot chose to stay. An Indian Air For
29 Mar 61Unidentified UI
The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
15 Apr 61 Sikorsky S-62 BZ-501 Civ Pt W H Kimes
104 HS Cr during Trials
01 May 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Balkrishan Desoares
Fg Offr Yash Dev Chadha
Click to View Record 43 Sqn Cr at Rhimkhim at 17010 Feet. Nav RK Gupta(5303).
07 May 61 Dakota C-47 Plt Offr Prem Prakash Deveshwar +
Plt Offr Pradeep Kumar Biswas +
Click to View Record Click to View Record AFS Hydera Cr Hyderabad to Jodhpur. Four crew killed includin
17 May 61 Ouragan IC-870 Fg Offr Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ej in flat spin over halwara
11 Jun 61 Sea Hawk IN-161 Lt A G Jog +
NAVY - INA Cr in Sea off Brawdy, Isle of Wight
04 Aug 61 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Ranbir Singh Rana
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
05 Aug 61 Antonov An-12 BL-536 Flt Lt Rathindra Kumar Basu
Flt Lt Tarun Kumar Dey
44 Sqn Nosegear collapse on landing. Ac burnt out
08 Sep 61 Gnat IE-1111 Flt Lt Thomas Andrew Kenneth Taylor
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Pilot Ejected ac cr - Eng flame out at Ambala
04 Oct 61 Ouragan Fg Offr Basil Joseph Hickman +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Oct 61 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Madhusudhan Ray +
Fg Offr Tathaiya Krishnaswamy +
Click to View Record 49 Sqn AC cr at Barrackpore awarded KC. Nav Plt Offr AK H
25 Oct 61 HT-2 Flt Lt Sudhakar Vaman Khot +
Sub Lt A K Verma +
Click to View Record AFFC Irrecoverable spin. The COI concluded that the pup
25 Nov 61 Auster Capt Gurmit Singh +
Capt S P Sachar+
ARMY In Memoriam. Crashed Saturday - both pilots killed
27 Dec 61 Otter DHC-3 IM-1712 Sqn Ldr Satindra Kumar Trehan +
Flt Lt R P Singh
41 Sqn Cr after supply drop in Himachal

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