August 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 (or just click on this link)

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

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
Aug 1940 G-ABNS DH 80 Manston ?
Aug 1940 AW115 DH 89 St Eval ex G-ACTU, query date
Aug 1940 G-AFCX Short C-class water Lisbon, Portugal query date
Aug 1940 AN-TEB Flamingo G-2W unknown
Aug 1940 EC-AAD DC-2 unknown
Aug 1940 USCG V160 Fairchild J2K unknown
1 Aug AS983 Handley Page 42 Donibristle ex G-AAXF
1 Aug AX871 Avro 504N Hawkinge ex G-ADBM
1 Aug K4254 DH 82 Maxstoke Priory later G-APVT
1 Aug USAAC 33-4 Douglas O-38E Neponset, CA collision
1 Aug USAAC 33-6 Douglas O-38E Neponset, CA collision
2 Aug X9449 DH 89 Llanrhaiadr/Machnant ex G-ADWZ
2 Aug NC8405 Ford 4-AT Liberty, NY
3 Aug BGA 426 Scott Viking High Post
3 Aug VH-UQY DH 60 Wau, NG
4 Aug X5119 DH 60 Lymington ex G-AARU
5 Aug W9386 DH 87 Ancrum, Roxburgh ex G-ADKU
5 Aug X9335 Monospar ST.25 Castle Bromwich ex G-AFWP
6 Aug X9387 DH 89 Ringway ex G-AEMH
6 Aug USAAC 35-082  Northrop A-17 unknown
7 Aug AS981 Handley Page 42 Moresby Park, Cumberland  ex G-AAUC
7 Aug X9337 DH 90 South Stoke ex G-AFVJ
8 Aug X9384 DH 85 Doncaster ex G-ACSH
8 Aug CF-AZB Ford 4-AT gnd Whitehorse, Y
8 Aug J9854 Westland Wapiti Minali, India
8 Aug RCAF 670 Northrop Delta Discovery Passage BC
8 Aug USAAC 33-210 Convair A-11 Tampa, FL
9 Aug K5578 A.W. Audax Wand, India
9 Aug D- NA+LA DC-2 Lammershagen
11 Aug CF-BHQ Taylor J-2 Cub Champlain, Q
12 Aug G-ADTG Avro Cadet Watchfield ?
12 Aug BD164 DH 60 Sapperton ex G-AAJJ
12 Aug Kenya K-22 DH 60 Nairobi ex G-ACYD
12 Aug PK- K-24 Koolhoven FK-51 unknown
13 Aug VH- N1330 Avro Anson Deniliquin
13 Aug VH- A4-47 Avro Anson gnd Mildura
13 Aug VH- A16-97 Lockheed Hudson Canberra
14 Aug HB-mil D-3800 unknown collision
14 Aug HB-mil Fokker C.V unknown collision
16 Aug AX841 DH 86 raid Lee-on-Solent ex G-ACZO
16 Aug W9374 Percival Q.6 raid Lee-on-Solent ex G-AFFE
16 Aug G-AFNY ? DH 94 raid Lee-on-Solent
16 Aug G-ADTR Avro Cadet Bampton, Oxon
16 Aug RCAF 682 Northrop Delta Cape Dauphin, NS
18 Aug BD165 Percival Gull 6 raid Ford ex G-ADSM
18 Aug G-AFRL Handley Page Harrow  raid Ford
18 Aug G-AFRX A.W. 23 raid Ford
18 Aug PK-SAA Bucker 131 unknown collision
18 Aug PK-SAB Bucker 131 unknown collision
18 Aug L8611 Bristol Blenheim Palashi, India
19 Aug CP-mil Curtiss 19 Rocas de Botijlake query date
20 Aug VH-URQ Junkers G.31 unknown, NG
21 Aug NC13437 Waco UIC dbf unknown
22 Aug VH-UUY B.A. Eagle Shell Harbour, NSW
22 Aug YU- Lockheed Electra Velebit Mts
23 Aug G-ADNS DH 82 Yatesbury
23 Aug G-ADTA A.W. Ensign raid Lympne
23 Aug LV-FA (sic) Typer Club (sic) Aparico
23 Aug YR-PIF DC-3 Cluj
24 Aug VH- A7-100 DH 60 Essendon, V
27 Aug G-ADHX DH 82 Sywell
28 Aug RCAF 677 Northrop Delta off unknown
30 Aug G-AAIG Hendy Hobo bomb Lympne
30 Aug Z7265 DH 89 Staverton ex G-ADBW
30 Aug K2940 Vickers Vildebeest Kai Tak, Hong Kong
30 Aug L1545 Bristol Blenheim Bay of Bengal
31 Aug NC21789 DC-3 Lovettsville, VA 30th also reported
31 Aug X9382 DH 85 Lichfield ex G-ACPK
31 Aug NZ722 DH 82 Auckland
31 Aug ZS- 653 Junkers 86 Zanzibar Island