August 1931 reported accidents

This accident list is the result of many years work, noting accidents reported in various sources. The accidents may be anything from a forced-landing to a total write off. I make no claims as to the accuracy of any item, but these notes may help if you wish to follow up any report. Any additions or corrections to this list would be welcome. You can email me at (or just click on this link)

A "?" in any column indicates that there is a definite doubt in my mind

Military serials are given in the Registration column where known, otherwise the nationality is followed by "-mil". A serial with no prefix indicates a RAF aircraft

The Type is as reported

The Location may be some distance from the accident site, particularly in more remote parts of the world. The country is assumed to be that of the registration, unless otherwise shown. Country names are those that existed at the time, e.g., Karachi would be in India, not Pakistan. Some place names are shortened, indicated by "/" to save space. All storm damage is generally described as "gale"

The Notes column gives alternate dates where sources differ, occasionally Squadron numbers, company, aircraft or pilot's names if I feel that this may be useful

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Date Registration Type Place Notes
Aug 1931 G-CAOJ Curtiss HS-2L Fort Frances, Ont
Aug 1931 NR10538 Laird Solution St Louis, MO
1 Aug G-AASS Avro 504K Swansea Sands
2 Aug G-EBQI DH 50 Eccleston, Lancs
2 Aug G-AAML Simmonds Spartan damaged in flight 2nd use of registration
2 Aug G-AAUL Avro 504K Dovercourt
2 Aug N-45 DH 60 Kjeller
2 Aug Nxx East Hartford, CT
2 Aug Nxx Imlay City, MI
2 Aug I- Macchi MC.72 Lake Garda 3rd also reported
2 Aug YR-mil Ploesti
2 Aug VH-mil Westland Wapati Colac, V
3 Aug G- Grafenschlag, Austria pilots Peake/Atcherley
3 Aug BGA BAC.VII Ditchling Beacon
3 Aug BGA 142 RRG Prufling unknown
3 Aug D-1894 Junkers W 33 Akureyri, Iceland 1st also reported
3 Aug Nxx Peekskill, NY pilot Rizzo
3 Aug Nxx Northrop Alpha Indianapolis, IN
3 Aug Nxx glider Elmira, NY
3 Aug OH-ILA DH 60 unknown
3 Aug EC-mil Seville
3 Aug USAAS Oscoda, MI
3 Aug OK-mil Olomouc
4 Aug Nxx Roosevelt Field, NY
4 Aug Nxx 2 aircraft Burlington, VT
4 Aug PH-AFK Fokker F.IX Waalhaven 9th also reported
4 Aug F-mil Bourges
4 Aug OK-mil E Bohemia
5 Aug NC143M Sikorsky S-38 Roosevelt Field, NY
5 Aug Nxx Dallas, TX
5 Aug J9239 Westland Wapiti Lympne 6th also reported
5 Aug S1283 Fairey Flycatcher off Malta
5 Aug RAF AW Atlas Heliopolis, Egypt 208 Sqn
6 Aug J-army Toyohama to Mura query date
6 Aug USAAS 27-179 Boeing PW-9 unknown (TX ?)
6 Aug USAAS Mount Clemens, MI
6 Aug USAAS Selfridge Field, MI
7 Aug N687E Bellanca missing North Sea 9th also reported
7 Aug VH-UBV Farman Sport dbf Melbourne, V query date
7 Aug G-AUBW DH 6 dbf Melbourne, V query date
7 Aug G-AUDL Farman Sport dbf Melbourne, V query date
7 Aug VH-UFX Farman Sport dbf Melbourne, V query date
7 Aug X-ABCR Fokker F-10A Miami, FL possibly NC811H
7 Aug S1469 Blackburn Ripon Hal Far, Malta
7 Aug RAF AW Siskin Hawkinge 41 Sqn
7 Aug USAAS coll 3 aircraft Mount Clemens, MI
7 Aug USAAS Selfridge Field, MI
8 Aug G-AAGX Handley Page HP 42 Tonbridge, Kent
8 Aug G- Wadi Halfa, Egypt Imperial A/w, query date
8 Aug Nxx Lynchburg, VA
9 Aug G-AASC DH 9J Hendon
9 Aug NC9662 Ford 5-AT Cincinnati, OH
9 Aug NR27E Bellanca Pacemaker Cape Lookout, NC
10 Aug Nxx Ponce, PR
10 Aug Nxx glider Elmira, NY
10 Aug J9657 Fairey IIIF ground Amman, Jordan collision
10 Aug RAF ground Amman, Jordan collision
10 Aug USAAS 27-181 Boeing PW-9 unknown (HI ?)
10 Aug USAAS 2 a/c Honolulu, HI
10 Aug USAAS Waianae Mountains, HI
11 Aug CF-ABZ Curtiss Rambler Montreal
11 Aug Nxx Peekskill, NY
11 Aug H9869 Avro 504N Khanka, Egypt
11 Aug J9467 AW Atlas Oasby, Lincs
12 Aug G-AAKE DH 60 Gathurst, Wigan
12 Aug NC5933 Sikorsky S-38A San Juan, PR
12 Aug NX963Y Northrop Beta Los Angeles, CA
12 Aug VH- 2 aircraft Essendon, V
12 Aug YL- 4 DH 9A Daugavpils
13 Aug G-CYUS DH 80 Mount Chesney, Ont
13 Aug D- (?) Metz, France query date
13 Aug Nxx Dothan, AL
14 Aug ZK-AKK DH 60 Katsuura, Japan ex G-AAKK, 15th also reported
14 Aug G- DH 60 Lake Davy, Manchester
14 Aug NC9647 Ford 5-AT Harrisburg, PA 2 Feb also reported
14 Aug Nxx Cortland, NY
14 Aug J-army coll Tachikawa
15 Aug BGA 2 gliders Folkestone
15 Aug CF- missing, Ont query date
15 Aug HR- North Atlantic query date
16 Aug VH-UEV Curtiss JN-4 Rainbow, V
17 Aug Nxx glider Wyalusing, PA query date
17 Aug USAAS Mount Clemens, MI
17 Aug USAAS Selfridge Field MI
18 Aug CF-CAC DH 60 Winnipeg
18 Aug Nxx Northrop Alpha ground Camden, NJ collision
18 Aug Nxx ground Camden, NJ collision, Eastern Air Transport
18 Aug N247 Supermarine S.6A Calshot
18 Aug RAF Seahouses, Northumberland
19 Aug CF- Rainy Lake, Ont
19 Aug J8817 DH 60 ground unknown
19 Aug EC-mil ? Melilla, Morocco
19 Aug F- (mil?) Neuilly
19 Aug NC9665 Ford 5-AT Pittsburgh, PA
19 Aug Nxx Avatcha, Siberia pilot Lindbergh, query date
19 Aug RCAF 61 Millville, NB
19 Aug USAAS 30800 DH 4 Kelly Field, TX
19 Aug SP-mil Swiecz
20 Aug G-CANO Avro Avian Yorton
20 Aug Nxx Travel Air Mattituck, LI
20 Aug Nxx Whitefield, NH
20 Aug R188 BFW M23 Salta
20 Aug LN-mil Gardenmoen
20 Aug LV-mil Savoia S.59 Puerto Belgrano
21 Aug G-AARY DH 66 Linga, Persia
21 Aug USAAS Brazos River, TX
22 Aug NR965Y Lockheed Vega 5C Garden City, NY
22 Aug Nxx Northrop Alpha ground Kansas City
23 Aug G-AAEU DH 60 Rishton Golf Club, Lancs 24th also reported
23 Aug USAAS Detroit, MI
23 Aug USAAS Wayne, MI
24 Aug Nxx Waco Queens, NY
24 Aug VH- Styx River, Q pilot Broadbent, query date
24 Aug USMC Corinto, Nicaragua
25 Aug G-AADP DH 60 Alexandretta, Syria or Turkey
25 Aug CF-AMG H-G Gadfly dbf Kitchener, Ont ex G-AARJ
25 Aug YR- glider Brasov
25 Aug RAF Port Meadow, Oxford 58 Sqn
26 Aug F- Farman Croydon
26 Aug R143 BFW M23 Cruz del Eye
26 Aug Nxx Syracuse, NY
26 Aug J-navy Komatsushima
27 Aug G-AAWW Klemm L.27 Croydon
27 Aug F-AITT Morane MS.191 unknown
27 Aug F- Croydon
27 Aug Nxx Block Island, RI
27 Aug Nxx Exeter, NB
27 Aug K1951 Hawker Demon Kenley collision
27 Aug K1954 Hawker Demon Kenley collision
27 Aug S1492 Fairey IIIF Hawnby, Yorks
28 Aug G-EBVO Blackburn Lincock Cleveland, OH, USA
28 Aug NC71V Sikorsky S.41 off Marblehead, MA 27th also reported
28 Aug I-mil 3 aircraft Italy
28 Aug J-army Japan
28 Aug YL- 11 Martinsyde ADC-1 Daugavpils (G-EBMH), 29th also reported
29 Aug NR614K Travel Air Terre Haute, IN
29 Aug Nxx Westcliffe, CO
29 Aug PK-AFF Fokker F.VIIb/3m Tjililitan
29 Aug I-mil 2 aircraft Italy
30 Aug F- Bernard Etang de Berre 30 July also reported
30 Aug NC620K Travel Air E4000 Falconer, NY
30 Aug Nxx Nassau County, LI
30 Aug Nxx Schererville, IN
30 Aug USMC 2 aircraft Cleveland, OH collision
31 Aug EC- Cuatro Vientos
31 Aug EI-AAF DH 60 Bundoran, Co Donegal ex G-ABAH
31 Aug VR-BAA Curtiss H.S.2L Great Sound
31 Aug K1138 Westland Wapiti Stoke Castle, Peebles
31 Aug F-mil St Didier
31 Aug USMC Cleveland, OH