January 1920 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 vicsmith@argonet.co.uk (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
Jan 1920 G-EADL Avro 504K Kingswood, Bristol
Jan 1920 J- Shirato Takeru-go Osaka
Jan 1920 F2911 Nighthawk unknown A&EE
Jan 1920 Estonia 30 DH 9 Tallinn ex D660
2 Jan G-AU Mornington, V pilots Nunn and Vigors
8 Jan G-EAQM DH 9 Conteville, France
10 Jan OH- ID356 Fokker D.VII unknown
11 Jan HP O/400 gale Peterborough
11 Jan USAAC DH 4 Bernadino, CA
13 Jan G-EACQ Avro 534 Baby Hamble pilot Roy Chadwick
15 Jan EC-mil Getafe query date
15 Jan OO-mil Thulin unknown
16 Jan F8857 Avro 504K Laffans Plain
17 Jan F-CMAA Breguet Dover
18 Jan Caudron Lima, Peru
21 Jan J2405 Nighthawk Godalming
22 Jan F- Frejus collision
22 Jan F- (mil ?) Marseilles
23 Jan F2309 Avro 504K unknown (Leuchars)
24 Jan H5674 DH 9 Ragnala, Somalia
25 Jan H5595 DH 9 God Amod, Somalia
25 Jan F- Bleriot ? Buc query date
26 Jan F- Villacoublay collision
27 Jan F- Salmson No.32 Cadiz, Spain query date
28 Jan G-EADU Avro 504K gale unknown
29 Jan (F- ?) Perpignan
30 Jan US Mail 203 Martin GMB Newark, NJ
30 Jan FAA 1.5 Strutter HMS Argus 2 accidents
31 Jan D669 DH 9 El Afwena, Somaliland
31 Jan I-mil Naples