January 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

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
Jan 1940 G-AFCJ Short G-class River Medway
Jan 1940 NC17084 Beech 17 Toledo, OH ?
Jan 1940 USCG V136 Grumman JF-2 unknown
3 Jan G-ADAL DH 89 Ringway
6 Jan PH- 306 Fokker G.1 unknown collision
6 Jan PH- mil Fokker D.XXI unknown collision
7 Jan LN-FAI Grunau 9 unknown
8 Jan ZK- mil Blenheim
9 Jan LV- Alberdi
10 Jan G-ACRN Avro 652 Desford
10 Jan G-AEDY Monospar ST.25 unknown possibly Hanworth
10 Jan Nxx Miami, FL
10 Jan VH- A4-35 Anson West Maitland, NSW
11 Jan G-ADAU Avro Cadet Odiham
12 Jan Nxx Casey, IL
12 Jan Nxx Moline, IL United Airlines
13 Jan CF-CFV DH 60 Aurora, Ont
14 Jan G-AAXC HP 42 ground Scotland
14 Jan OY-DYH DH 60 unknown
14 Jan VH-UPG DH 60 Mackay, Q
14 Jan VH-AAJ DH 82 Mascot, NSW
14 Jan F- No.188 Curtiss H-75 Boscombe Down, G-
15 Jan G-AFMO Lockheed 14 Heston
16 Jan VH-UTJ ? DH 90 Narromine
18 Jan OH- mil Blenheim North Sea
19 Jan G-AFXA Hawk Trainer 3 Benson
19 Jan VH-URD DH 84 Raglan Hill, NSW
21 Jan VH-URS DH 60 gale Grafton, NSW
22 Jan VH-UQT DH 60 Botany Bay, NSW ex G-AAUS
22 Jan PK-AFO Lockheed 14 Djimbaran, Bali
23 Jan G-ACCH Avro Cadet Hamble ?
23 Jan USAAC 38-62 Curtiss P-36 San Francisco, CA
24 Jan LV-PAB Sikorsky Berazategui
25 Jan G-AESW DH 90 Ringway
25 Jan CF- McMurray, Alb date reported
27 Jan CF-AYR Waco YKS dbf unknown
28 Jan VH-UEM DH 50 Footscray, V
28 Jan VH-UMX Avro Avian Alice Springs, NT
28 Jan VH-UYT Taylor J-2 Cub Rocklea, Q
29 Jan VH-UVX Avro Avian Lake Illawarra, NSW ex G-ABLF
29 Jan Nxx Olean, NY
30 Jan VH-URW DH 84 Wau, NG
31 Jan G-ADBN Monospar ST.12 Cardiff
31 Jan CP- 119 Curtiss 19 La Paz