June 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
Jun 1940 G-ABLN DH 60 IoW ?
Jun 1940 F- Comper Swift raid Paris ex G-ACDT
Jun 1940 F-ANPY DH 88 dbf Istres ex G-ACSR
Jun 1940 G-ADGL M.2F Hawk Major raid Lympne
Jun 1940 ZS-ARA Aeronca 65C unknown
Jun 1940 L4673 Lysander Cornwall
1 Jun G-AENK DH 82 Filton
1 Jun BuA 1901 R3D (DC-5) El Segundo, CA
2 Jun HR- No.5 Boeing 95 unknown 2 Dec also reported
3 Jun G-ADSX A.W Ensign Le Bourget, France destroyed in air raid
3 Jun NC191M M.5A Sparrowhawk unknown ex G-ADWW, query date
4 Jun AV986 DH 85 Ringway ex G-ACRV
4 Jun N1324 Beech 17 Catskill, NY
5 Jun G-AENL Avro Cadet unknown
5 Jun G-AFCK Short G-class Helensburgh
6 Jun 35-117 Northrop A-17 unknown
7 Jun AW111 DH 60 Montrose ex G-ABXR
7 Jun VH- A4-14 Avro Anson gale Point Cook, V
7 Jun L9162 Avro Anson gale Point Cook, V
7 Jun N1332 Avro Anson gale Point Cook, V
7 Jun N1336 Avro Anson gale Point Cook, V
7 Jun N4916 Avro Anson gale Point Cook, V
8 Jun G-AEIR Avro Cadet off Hamble
8 Jun LN-EAG Klemm Kl 25 unknown
8 Jun NC802H Pitcairn PA-6B unknown
8 Jun LN- F-54 Heinkel He 115 unknown
8 Jun 35-23 Convair PB-2A unknown
9 Jun X8518 Stinson Jnr SR gnd White Waltham ex G-ACSV
9 Jun VH- N4965 Avro Anson Kempsey, NSW
10 Jun CF- Ontario date reported
10 Jun XB- Campeche City date reported
11 Jun G-AFFF DH 89 Tiree
12 Jun G-AFOK Heston Type 5 Heston ?
13 Jun VH- A4-3 Avro Anson Point Cook, V
14 Jun OH-ALL Junkers Ju 52/3m Ker, Estonia shot down
14 Jun RCAF 6057 Avro Anson Stoney Lake, Ont
15 Jun 35-7 Convair PB-2A Cherry Valley, NY
16 Jun 35-43 Convair PB-2A Selfridge Field
17 Jun CF-CED DH 60 Sydney, NS
18 Jun K5116 Westland Wallace Aberdaron ex G-ACJU
18 Jun SAAF 253 Airspeed Envoy Pietersberg
19 Jun X8521 Stinson SR-9D Sanday, Orkney ex G-AEYZ
19 Jun X9334 Monospar ST.25 Elmdon ex G-AFIV
19 Jun NZ712 DH 82 Taieri
20 Jun F-ARTD ? Dewoitine D.338 Ouistreham possibly shot down
21 Jun X9367 Monospar ST.4 Congleton ex G-ADJP
21 Jun PP- D1 Be206 Beech 17 Rio Grande do Sul
22 Jun G-ADTT Avro Cadet Ansty ?
23 Jun F- 825 Morane MS.406 unknown, Egypt
24 Jun G-ACLC Blackburn B.2 River Humber collision
24 Jun G-ADFS Blackburn B.2 River Humber collision
25 Jun ZS-AEP DH 85 Randfontein
25 Jun NZ150 Blackburn Baffin off Onerahi ex RAF S1266
27 Jun LN-EAW Taylor J-2 Cub unknown
27 Jun VH- A4-5 Avro Anson Cootamundra
28 Jun RCAF 668 Northrop Delta off unknown
29 Jun CF-CFU DH 60 Vancouver, BC