July 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
Jul 1940 CF-OAT Buhl CA-6 unknown
Jul 1940 NC3558 Travel Air dbf unknown
Jul 1940 HR- No.15 Boeing 40B unknown
Jul 1940 HR- No.17 Boeing 40B unknown
1 Jul X9448 DH 89 Abingdon ex G-ADAL
5 Jul K4254 DH 82 Elmdon later G-APVT
7 Jul F-AQBA Dewoitine D.338 Gulf of Tonkin 8th also reported, shot down
8 Jul G-EBXN DH 53 dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AACC Blackburn Bluebird dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ABED Avro Avian dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ABKL Spartan Arrow dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ABMD DH 80 dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ABWU ? Spartan 3-seater dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACAB DH 80 dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACEY DH 83 dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACFH Avro Cadet dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACFS Avro Cadet dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACFT Avro Cadet dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACPB Avro Cadet dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ACYA Miles M.2 Hawk dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-ADPM Monospar ST.25 dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AEEO Kronfeld Super Drone dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AEGW Avro 504N dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AFEI Tipsy BC dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AFMW Tipsy Trainer dbf Hooton
8 Jul G-AFRM Avro 504N dbf Hooton
8 Jul LV- 611 Curtiss Hawk 75 unknown collision
8 Jul LV- 612 Curtiss Hawk 75 unknown collision
9 Jul X9430 Short Scion Ringway ex G-ADDX
9 Jul NZ509 DH 60 New Plymouth
10 Jul G-ACNE Avro Cadet Hamble
11 Jul X9323 DH 87 Longbridge ex G-ADML
11 Jul L7270 Airspeed Envoy Finningley ex G-AEXX
11 Jul P9097 Westland Lysander Castlewellan, Eire
12 Jul AS982 Handley Page HP 42 Acklington ex G-AAUE
13 Jul RCAF 667 Northrop Delta North Sydney, NS
18 Jul NZ572 Percival Gull Four Hobsonville ex G-ACUL
18 Jul K6381 Vickers Vildebeest Pengerang, Johore
22 Jul G-ADPF DH 82 Braunstone ?
22 Jul L8539 Bristol Blenheim Juhu, India
23 Jul AW116 DH 89 Weston Zoyland ex G-ADDD
23 Jul VH-AAS Miles M.3A Falcon Hatches Creek, NT ex G-ADZR
24 Jul SP-BPK ? Lockheed 14 Bucharest, Romania nominally G-AGAA
24 Jul VH- N1331 Avro Anson ground No.1 SLG
24 Jul PK- K-23 Koolhoven FK-51 unknown
24 Jul VH- A4-37 Avro Anson Point Cook
26 Jul NC82N Alliance Argo Framingham, MA
26 Jul Nxx Horta, Azores "Atlantic Clipper"
26 Jul SE-AHL Aeronca Chief unknown
26 Jul OH- GT-400 Gloster Gauntlet Luonetjarvi
27 Jul CR-AAH Taylor J-2 Cub unknown
27 Jul VH-UJP DH 66 off Salamaua, NG 28th also reported
28 Jul VH-UTC Percival Gull Four unknown (Q) ex G-ACJW
29 Jul SE-AFF Waco UIC near Huvudskar
30 Jul AV983 DH 85 Yeovil ex G-ADBH
31 Jul Z7262 DH 89 Shawbury ex G-ADAI, 1st August also reported
31 Jul CF- Aeronca Lulu Island, BC
31 Jul 38-571 Grumman Goose unknown