January 1941 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 1941 SX-AAH Heston Phoenix ground Athens, Greece  ex G-ADAH
1 Jan VH- N1333 Anson Sorento, V
2 Jan CF-AGJ DH 60 Chilliwack, BC
2 Jan USN BuA1439 Brewster F2A San Diego, CA
3 Jan K2106 Hawker Hart Shahabad, India
3 Jan USN BuA9584 Curtiss R4C Condor Antarctic
4 Jan K5572 Hawker Audax ground Sirsill, India
4 Jan VH- A17-182 DH 82 Narrandera, NSW
5 Jan V3540 Airspeed Oxford Thames Estuary pilot Amy Johnson
5 Jan USAAC 35-48 Convair PB-2A Eglin Field
6 Jan K5055 DH 60 Lahore, India
6 Jan RCAF 6016 Avro Anson Picton, Ont
6 Jan USAAC 38-168  Curtiss P-36 Hawaii collision
6 Jan USAAC 38-179 Curtiss P-36 Hawaii collision
6 Jan NZ723 DH 82 Whau Creek
7 Jan CF-BGY Beech 18 Bruce Lake, Ont
8 Jan VH- A7-51 DH 60 Parafield
8 Jan ZS- 668 Junkers Ju 52/3m Mbeya, Kenya
9 Jan K2934 Vickers Vildebeest North Singapore Straits
10 Jan K7770 Vickers Wellesley Nakuru, Kenya
11 Jan VH- R9898 Avro Anson dam in flt
12 Jan NC16072 DouglasDC-3 dbf Salt Lake City, UT collision
12 Jan NC13339 Boeing 247 dbf Salt Lake City, UT collision
12 Jan YV-ACE Lockheed L.10 Electra Hiquerote possibly 1st December
12 Jan K7728 Vickers Wellesley Gordon's Tree, Sudan
12 Jan VH- A21-32 DH 94 Richmond, NSW
13 Jan PK-SBG DH 82 unknown possibly 26th April
13 Jan USAAC 36-78 Douglas DC-2 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 
14 Jan K6383 Vickers Vildebeest Johore Strait
14 Jan K8627 Hawker Hart Ambala, India
14 Jan VH- A4-12 Avro Anson Point Cook, V
15 Jan I-BAYR Savoia SM 75 South Atlantic
15 Jan K4126 Vickers Vincent Shaibah
15 Jan AX666 Spartan Executive Montrose ex YI-SOF
15 Jan USAAC 38-568 Grumman Goose unknown
16 Jan RCAF 6224 Avro Anson Pincher Creek, Alb
16 Jan USAAC 35-30 Convair PB-2A Patterson Field
16 Jan VH- L5700 Fairey Battle off Terrigal, NSW collision
16 Jan VH- L5863 Fairey Battle off Terrigal, NSW collision
17 Jan G-AGBF Taylorcraft Plus D Alford, Lincs
17 Jan ZS- 1553 cker Bu 131 unknown
18 Jan HA-JUA Junkers Ju 52 Nagy-Varad
18 Jan VH- R3936 Fairey Battle Evans Head, NSW
18 Jan VH- A21-38 DH 94 ground unknown
18 Jan ZS- 1552 cker Bu 131 unknown
19 Jan G-AFGR Lockheed 14 El Fasher, Sudan
19 Jan F-AQJM Farman NC.2234 Beirut, Lebanon 21st also reported
19 Jan VH- A20-201 Commonwealth Wirraway  Murwillumbah, NSW
20 Jan B- Ford 5-AT near Kian
20 Jan K5142 Hawker Audax Multan, India
20 Jan P2400 Miles Magister unknown based at Dekheila
20 Jan USAAC 38-574 Grumman Goose unknown
21 Jan VH- A7-103 DH 60 Parafield
22 Jan VH- N4899 Avro Anson Coolamon
22 Jan VH- A4-6 Avro Anson Cressy
23 Jan NC17315 Douglas DC-3 St Louis, MO
24 Jan NX29367 Vultee AB-2 unknown
25 Jan RCAF 6108 Avro Anson Calgary, Alb
25 Jan USAAC 35-42 Convair PB-2A Boyce, LA
26 Jan RCAF 2573 North American Harvard Saskatoon
28 Jan CF-BBP Waco ZQC unknown
28 Jan USAAC 35-28 Convair PB-2A Cedarville, OH
28 Jan VH- A4-5 Avro Anson Glenbrook, NSW
29 Jan USN BuA1407 Brewster F2A San Diego
29 Jan USN Brewster F2A Hawaii
29 Jan VH- N4926 Avro Anson Cootamundra
31 Jan BK837 DH 87 Benson ex G-ADMP
31 Jan RCAF 6188 Avro Anson Macleod, Alb collision
31 Jan RCAF 6220 Avro Anson Macleod, Alb collision
31 Jan USN BuA 9622 Douglas DC-2 San Diego, CA