April 1940 reported civil 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. It includes some non WWII related military accidents. 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 vicsmith@argonet.co.uk (or just click on this link)

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

Dates are day/month/year

Where no Registration is known, the nationality prefix is shown. Where a military aircraft is involved, serials are given where known, otherwise the nationality is followed by "-mil". A serial with no prefix indicates a RAF aircraft.

The Type is as reported, remember that many British newspapers described any light aircraft as a "Moth"

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. State or province abbreviations are those normally used. Country names are those that existed at the time, e.g., Karachi would be in India, not Pakistan. Storm damage is generally described as "gale"

The Notes column gives alternate dates where sources differ, occasionally aircraft or pilot's names and British previous identities if I feel that this may be useful

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Date Registration Type Place Notes
Apr 1940 X9343 Airspeed Courier Heston ex G-ADAY, query date
Apr 1940 G-ADTK Avro Cadet Hamble
Apr 1940 G-AEIL Short Scion Mukeiras, Aden ? possibly 26.4
Apr 1940 TF-ORN Waco YKS unknown
Apr 1940 VO-AFG Fairchild 71 Canada Bay
1 Apr G-ABHG Saro Cloud water Hythe
1 Apr K7733 Vickers Wellesley Khartoum, Sudan
1 Apr K7775 Vickers Wellesley Khartoum, Sudan
1 Apr RCAF 1310 Fairey Battle Camp Borden
2 Apr X9376 Monospar ST.4 Brimington ex G-ACCO
3 Apr NC13786 DC-2 Pittsburgh, PA
4 Apr X9365 Monospar ST.25 Saighton Camp ex G-ADVH
4 Apr CF- Charlottetown, PEI
4 Apr P1765 DH 89 unknown query date, 24 Sqn
5 Apr G-ABSO DH 80 Tewkesbury, Glos
5 Apr NX19442 Curtiss CW-21 Pittsburgh, PA
5 Apr Nxx Seattle, WA date reported
5 Apr VH-UZR Genairco Archerfield, Q
5 Apr K5585 Hawker Audax Sanockai Post, India
6 Apr Nxx Andreas, PA
7 Apr Nxx coll Sidney, OH
7 Apr PH-mil Fokker T.5 Rotterdam
9 Apr LN-EAD Pitcairn PCA.2 unknown
9 Apr LN-EAM Stinson SR.8 unknown
9 Apr LN- 503 Caproni Ca 310 unknown
9 Apr X5010 BK Swallow Cove, Hants ex G-ACOW
9 Apr Nxx Mexico, MO
9 Apr K7742 Vickers Wellesley Khartoum, Sudan
11 Apr Nxx Hartford, CT
11 Apr K4154 Vickers Vincent Hilla LG, Iraq
12 Apr NZ629 Fairey Gordon Arthurs Pass
14 Apr G-ACJJ Short L.17 "Scylla" gale Drem 1st or 15th also reported
15 Apr K2090 Hawker Hart Risalpur, India
16 Apr NC162W Vega 5B Anchorage, AK
16 Apr Nxx Higganam, CT
17 Apr X9380 DH 85 Ellesmere ex G-ACLM
17 Apr CF- Fort St John, BC
17 Apr NC199H Sikorsky S-38 Long Island Sound
17 Apr ZS- Pretoria date reported
18 Apr VH- A4-4 Avro Anson ground Laverton collision
18 Apr VH- A4-9 Avro Anson ground Laverton collision
19 Apr G-ACNG DH 84 Hatston
19 Apr K4849 Hawker Audax Kohat, India
21 Apr Nxx Belleville, IL
22 Apr X9399 DH 84 Castle Bromwich ex G-ACPX
22 Apr G-AFKD Lockheed 14 Beinn Uird
22 Apr Nxx autogiro Philadelphia, PA
22 Apr K7770 Vickers Wellesley Amman, Jordan
23 Apr LV- Catamarca
23 Apr 35-087 Northrop A-17 unknown
24 Apr K4842 Hawker Audax Peshawar, India
24 Apr K4843 Hawker Audax Peshawar, India
24 Apr VH- W1529 Avro Anson Werribee
27 Apr Nxx Sikorsky Manhasset Bay, LI
27 Apr USSR unknown
29 Apr X9395 DH 84 Mourmelon, France ex G-ACIU
29 Apr VH-UJW DH 60 Sunshine, V
29 Apr BuA 0976 Grumman F3F off Del Mar, CA
30 Apr F-AQBO Dewoitine 338 Heston
30 Apr VT-ALL DH 82 Alipore
30 Apr K1254 Westland Wapiti Kohat, India
30 Apr K2798 Vickers Valentia Heliopolis, Egypt
30 Apr VH- L9163 Avro Anson Point Cook