September 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
Sep 1931 D-1812 Messerschmitt M 18d unknown
Sep 1931 NC16711 Pitcairn PCA-3 dbf unknown
Sep 1931 RAF Avro 504N Wassifia (Egypt) 4 FTS
1 Sep G-ABNH Comper Swift Pietersburg, South Africa
1 Sep G-CAJL Curtiss JN-4 Montreal
1 Sep NC47M Lockeed Vega 5C Cheyenne
1 Sep NR614K Travel Air Mystery Ship Cleveland, OH 6th also reported
1 Sep USAAC Cleveland, OH query date
1 Sep USAAC Lake Erie, OH
1 Sep SE-mil coll Malmo
2 Sep F- Gibraltar
2 Sep NC979W Stinson SM6000 Baltimore, MD
3 Sep I- Ferrara
3 Sep G-EBWI DH 60 Spennymoor, Durham
3 Sep FAA Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous
3 Sep I-mil coll Savoia S.55 Rio de Janeiro, PP-
4 Sep 28-41 Boeing PW-9 unknown (TX ?)
4 Sep USN BuA7684 Boeing F3B San Diego, CA
5 Sep NC599N Curtiss Kingbird Atlanta, GA
5 Sep Nxx Waco E Brunswick, NJ
5 Sep Nxx Kamchatka, USSR Pacific E-W flight
6 Sep Nxx Santa Cruz, CA
7 Sep Nxx Itasca, IL
7 Sep Nxx Collingswood, NJ
7 Sep Nxx missing Pacific W-E flight
7 Sep S1284 Fairey Flycatcher Netheravon
7 Sep USAAC Louisville, KY
7 Sep USN BuA8546 Prufling glider Akron, OH
7 Sep USN Memphis, TN
8 Sep G-EBWE Blackburn Bluebird Nivelles, Belgium
8 Sep F-AJYI Caudron 232 Paris
8 Sep Nxx Norristown, PA
8 Sep Nxx Buffalo, NY
8 Sep Nxx ? missing in Pacific
8 Sep S1132 Blackburn Dart Sandown Bay
8 Sep S1485 Fairey IIIF unknown HMS Norfolk
8 Sep YU-mil Hungary
9 Sep K1015 AW Atlas unknown 4 FTS, query date
9 Sep RAF AW Atlas Abu Sueir, Egypt 4 FTS
9 Sep USN Hampton Roads, VA
10 Sep Nxx Northrop Alpha St Louis
10 Sep RAF Sealand, Cheshire
10 Sep F-mil Breguet Essey Tomblaine
10 Sep I- Lake Garda
10 Sep J-army Zentsuji query date
10 Sep J-army 2 aircraft Japan query date
10 Sep J-mil Nakanoshima query date
11 Sep D- Mecklenburg query date
11 Sep F- Dusseldorf
11 Sep J- Kobe
11 Sep S1401 Fairey IIIF HMS Glorious
11 Sep J-army Japan
11 Sep J-army 2 aircraft Yokhauki collision
11 Sep USAAC 31-471 Consolidated Y1C-22 Fleetster Wright Fld, OH
12 Sep G-EBZC DH 60 Bracknell, Berks possibly G-EBZL
12 Sep G-AANC Desoutter Leith Hill
12 Sep F- Dewoitine D.33 Kaltassin, USSR
12 Sep N49V Gee Bee Sportster Brattleboro, VT
12 Sep Nxx Cessna Albany, NY
12 Sep Nxx autogiro Detroit, Mich pilot Amelia Earhart
12 Sep Nxx Cincinnati, OH
12 Sep PP-CAL Dornier Wal off Natal, Brazil possibly P-BALA
12 Sep R-205 DH 60 Moron
12 Sep USAAC Philadelphia, PA
12 Sep USN Great Lakes Teterboro, NY query date
12 Sep USSR mil Russia
13 Sep G-EBKB Avro 504K off Scarborough
13 Sep CF-ABH Travel Air 4000 unknown
13 Sep D- glider Hamburg
13 Sep D-2072 Junkers W 33 Atlantic 11th, 14th also reported
13 Sep EC- off Majorca query date
13 Sep OO-AMI Fokker D.VII Chalons-sur-Marne query date
14 Sep Nxx Vero Beach, FL query date
14 Sep NC606 Lockheed Vega 5 Chicago, IL
14 Sep K1073 Handley Page Hinaidi Cirencester, Glos
14 Sep K2097 Hawker Hart unknown
15 Sep F-AIGT Fokker F.VIIb/3m Balacita, Rumania
15 Sep NC12220 Lockheed Orion 9 La Porte, IN
15 Sep K1385 Westland Wapiti Hinaidi, Iraq
15 Sep S1293 Fairey Flycatcher HMS Glorious
15 Sep F-mil coll Strasbourg query date
15 Sep SX-mil Phaleron query date
16 Sep NC10347 Boeing 40B-4 Oakland, CA
16 Sep S1596 Supermarine S.6B Calshot query date
16 Sep USN ? Central America
17 Sep D- Jonkoping, Sweden
17 Sep NC993Y Northrop Alpha Antrim, OH 18th also reported
17 Sep NC942Y ? Northrop Alpha ground Kansas City collision
17 Sep USAAC ground Kansas City collision
17 Sep Nxx Quinter, KS
17 Sep K1918 Handley Page Hinaidi ground Catfoss collision
17 Sep K1919 Handley Page Hinaidi ground Catfoss collision
18 Sep G-AAKR DH 60 Lympne
18 Sep D- ? Geislingen
18 Sep Nxx Flint, MI
18 Sep VH-UKG DH 60 gale Flinders Island
18 Sep S1314 Fairey IIIF HMS Glorious
18 Sep BuA7675 Boeing F3B San Diego, CA
18 Sep BuA7742 Boeing F3B San Diego, CA
18 Sep SP-mil Plock query date
19 Sep G-EBBI Handley Page W.8b Horsforth, Leeds
19 Sep NC9652 Ford XB-906 Dearborn, MI
19 Sep J-army Heijo query date
20 Sep G-AAJR DH 60 English Channel
20 Sep DH 60 Cranford Lane, Heston pilot Ralph Milbank,
21 Sep G-CAUZ Eaglerock A-1 unknown
21 Sep Nxx Aeromarine Klemm West Patterson, NJ
21 Sep Nxx Lockheed Altair Staten Island, NY
21 Sep Nxx Staten Island, NY
22 Sep ZS-AAM Boulton Paul P.9 unknown ex G-EASJ
22 Sep F-AJBH Fokker F.VIIa La Ferte-Gaucher
22 Sep F- Royan query date
22 Sep NC35E Lockheed Vega 1 Lansing, KS
22 Sep J9892 AW Siskin Duxford
22 Sep S1375 Fairey IIIF HMS Glorious
23 Sep Nxx Bryan, TX
24 Sep D-2151 Junkers F.13 Vizagapatam, India
24 Sep OH-ASB VL Saaski II damaged in flt
24 Sep VP-K Njoro query date
24 Sep J-army Kagamigahara query date
25 Sep USAAC Mendota, CA
26 Sep G-AAMM DH 60 Hanworth
27 Sep CH-278 DH 60 Luzern
27 Sep Nxx Bellanca Pacemaker Fonda, NY
27 Sep Nxx Waco Roosevelt Field, NY
28 Sep RCAF 79 DH 60 Borden collision, or 29th
28 Sep RCAF 97 Avro Avian Borden collision, or 29th
28 Sep F-mil 2 aircraft Strasbourg collision, query date
29 Sep F- Budapest
29 Sep F- Borg El Arab
29 Sep NR15W Lockheed Altair Staten Island, NY
29 Sep J-army Sakura
29 Sep BuA7370 Vought FU-2 San Ysidro, CA
30 Sep F- Baluchistan
30 Sep K1674 Bristol Bulldog Coulsdon
30 Sep RAF Kenley 23 Sqn
30 Sep PP-mil Rio de Janeiro