December 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
Dec 1931 NR144V Cessna GC-1 dbf Blackwell, OK
Dec 1931 J7937 Boulton Paul Bittern Martlesham Heath
Dec 1931 LV- mil Buenos Aires
1 Dec Nxx Bayonne, NJ
1 Dec J7160 AW Siskin Harlow Park, Essex
1 Dec S1340 Fairey IIIF unknown (Felixstowe)
1 Dec RAF North Weald
1 Dec J-navy 2 aircraft Oppama collision
1 Dec USN BuA8134 Boeing F4B unknown
2 Dec Nxx Bayonne, NJ
2 Dec VH-UNA Avro Ten Port Darwin
2 Dec K1525 AW Atlas unknown 13 Sqn
2 Dec RAF Wootton Rivers, Wilts
2 Dec USAAC 29-224 Ford C-9 Fort Crockett TX
3 Dec J-army unknown, China
5 Dec NC433E Lockheed Vega 5C Kewanee, IL
5 Dec NR77V Gee Bee Z Detroit, MI
6 Dec G-EBXT DH 60 Meriden
6 Dec PH-AFO Fokker F.VIIb/3m Bangkok, Siam 7th also reported
7 Dec YL- 16 Martinsyde ADC-1 unknown
8 Dec Nxx Cleveland, OH
8 Dec F4315 Bristol Fighter Amarsaded, India F4320 also reported
8 Dec J9635 Westland Wapiti ground Hinaidi, Iraq collision
8 Dec J9847 Westland Wapiti ground Hinaidi, Iraq collision
9 Dec F-AIOX CAMS 56 Algiers-Marseilles
9 Dec VH-UIZ Ryan B.1 South West Rocks
9 Dec YR-mil IAR CV.11 Lehliu
9 Dec YR- Bucharest
10 Dec G-CAJD Fokker Universal Charron Lake
11 Dec VH-UFT DH 60 Konio, Turkey Mollison, later G-ABUB
12 Dec USN San Diego, CA
13 Dec G-EBOT DH 60 Nazing
13 Dec G-EBYO Avro Avian Cardiff
13 Dec Nxx Greencastle, IN
13 Dec SE-mil Stockholm
14 Dec NC141M Sikorsky S-38 Glenview, IL
14 Dec J9123 Hawker F.20/27 Farnborough
14 Dec K1676 Bristol Bulldog Woodley Douglas Bader
15 Dec G-CAIV Fokker Universal Peace River, Alb
15 Dec NC784 Aeromarine EO Cape May, NJ
15 Dec K1991 Fairey Long-range Monoplane Saffron Walden
15 Dec USAAC Randolph Field, TX
15 Dec USN BuA A-8923 Sikorsky RS-3 unknown, Central America
16 Dec G-CAKY DH 60 Clinton, Ont
16 Dec Nxx off Delaware Cape query date
16 Dec K1629 Bristol Bulldog Hornchurch
16 Dec USAAC off Hawaii
17 Dec D- Bandai Dilam pilot Elli Beinhorn
17 Dec F-AKCU Latecoere 300 Marseilles
17 Dec Nxx vanBezel glider Oahu, HI 18th also reported
17 Dec Nxx seaplane Oahu, HI
17 Dec J9250 Vickers Victoria Diahla River, Iraq
17 Dec USAAC collision Mount Clemens, MI
17 Dec USN BuA8288 Berliner-Joyce XFJ Border Field, CA
18 Dec B- Mount Kaishan query date
18 Dec F- seaplane Masmajean
18 Dec LV-navy E-2 Las Montazas
19 Dec CF- Stearman Dunnville, Ont mail flight
19 Dec NC7119 Ford 4-AT-33 Oklahoma City, OK 22nd also reported
19 Dec RAF DH 60 Salisbury Plain
20 Dec Nxx Genesco, NY
21 Dec VH-UMG Avro Ten Croken Hill, Kent, G-
21 Dec N9670 Fairey Flycatcher off Bahrein
21 Dec F-mil Valance
21 Dec F-mil off Cherbourg
22 Dec VH-UFT DH 60 Burghaz, Bulgaria query date
22 Dec J9735 Westland Wapiti ground Kohat, India collision
22 Dec J9742 Westland Wapiti ground Kohat, India collision
23 Dec Nxx San Antonio, TX
24 Dec NC369H Curtiss Carrier Pigeon Allport, PA 25th also reported
24 Dec unknown amphibian Andros Island, Bahamas
25 Dec G-AAWO DH 60 Leek
25 Dec Nxx Bird Floyd Bennett, NY
25 Dec USAAC Elkins, WV
26 Dec OK- Fokker Tauern Mts, Austria query date
27 Dec VH-UFT DH 60 Mallersdorf, Germany Mollison, later G-ABUB
27 Dec G- Grein, Austria
28 Dec Nxx Staten Island
29 Dec F-AKEX Bernard 81GR Oran
29 Dec S1507 Fairey IIIF unknown (Lee-on-Solent)
30 Dec VH-UFT DH 60 Ebersbach, Germany Mollison, later G-ABUB
31 Dec ZS-ABR Fokker Super Universal East London
31 Dec Nxx Pilgrim 100A Springfield, OH
31 Dec Nxx Gee Bee Ascender Springfield, Mass