March 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 (or just click on this link)

A "?" in any column indicates that there is a definite doubt in my mind

Dates are day/month/year

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
Mar 1940 EI-ABK DH 86 Malahide ex G-ADVJ
Mar 1940 LN-FAO Grunau 9 unknown
Mar 1940 LN-GAK Hols der Teufal unknown
1 Mar G-AAGX HP 42 missing Gulf of Oman
1 Mar BuA 1591 Beech 17 unknown in Mexico ?
2 Mar X9325 DH 87 Penrith or Perth ex G-ADNE
2 Mar 36-350 Northrop A-17 unknown
2 Mar OH- LY-124 Lysander Buoy Island, Norway
3 Mar W5772 DH 87 Camelford ex G-ADNB
3 Mar F-AOHA Bloch 220 Mount Ventoux
5 Mar Nxx Eaglewood, NJ
5 Mar XA-BCW Ford 5-AT-45 near San Martin
5 Mar 35-071 Northrop A-17 unknown
6 Mar G-ACWD DH 86 Udorn, Thailand
6 Mar SU-ABB Almaza
6 Mar K8848 Valentia LG.24, Transjordan
6 Mar 36-162 Northrop A-17 Wright Field, OH
7 Mar CF- Roddickton, NF
7 Mar J- Envoy Mount Nanasei, Formosa
7 Mar HB-mil Morane 406 Thun
7 Mar OH- BL-138 Blenheim Jukajarvi
10 Mar G-ACBH Blackburn B.2 Brough
10 Mar LN-GAF Grunau 9 unknown
11 Mar G-ACBC DH 82 Shipperdine
11 Mar G-AFTS Hawk Trainer 3 gnd Woodley
11 Mar J- Fukuoka "Tachibana"
11 Mar J-navy A6M Zero unknown
12 Mar G-ACRM Avro 652 unknown Overton + 1
12 Mar X9340 Vega Gull unknown ex G-AFBC
12 Mar NC20768 Beech 17 Casey, IL
13 Mar CF-AGK DH 60 Windermere, BC
13 Mar I- Bologna date reported
13 Mar SE-BAB DC-3 Riga, Latvia
13 Mar XA-BKG Vega 5 Ixtepec
14 Mar Nxx New York Harbor
15 Mar VH-UQP DH 83 Golden Ridges, NG
15 Mar VH-UYW DH 86 off Kawieng, NG
15 Mar OH- LY-125 Lysander Raipalsaari
15 Mar PH- 386 Northrop A-17 unknown
16 Mar G-ACBH Blackburn B.2 Brough
16 Mar X9348 Monospar ST.25 gnd Ringway ex G-ADPK
16 Mar I- SM 73 Stromboli 17th also reported, ALI
16 Mar K1389 Wapiti Risalpur, India
18 Mar G-AFEY DH 89 Kirkwall
18 Mar K7726 Wellesley Khartoum, Sudan
19 Mar G-AAUD HP 42 gale Whitchurch
19 Mar G-AAXC HP 42 gale Whitchurch
19 Mar CF-OAU DH 60 dbf Soo, Ont
19 Mar J- airliner Ping-Ku, China
19 Mar LN-EAW Taylor J-2 Cub Jevnaker
19 Mar M-307 Manko MT-1 Peking, China
19 Mar VH- A7-72 DH 60 Salisbury, SA ?
20 Mar B- North Hopeh, China CNAC
20 Mar VH-ADB DH 94 Dunreath, WA
21 Mar VH-ACS/FOW DH 94 Port Pirie, SA
21 Mar Nxx Lake Michigan
21 Mar HB-mil Morane 406 unknown query date
21 Mar BuA 0801 Beech 17 Jefferson, PA query date
22 Mar ZS- Johannesburg
25 Mar ZS-AIX Cessna C-34 Heidelberg
26 Mar X9321/DKD DH 87 Coombe Martin
26 Mar SE-ADK RK 26 unknown
26 Mar VH-UUI Genairco Townsville, Q
27 Mar XB- Mexicali possibly stolen
27 Mar K7752 Wellesley Aboukir, Egypt
28 Mar G-ADTG Avro Cadet ground Hamble
28 Mar CF- Waco off Leamington, Ont
28 Mar LN-ABO Senior Pacemaker unknown
30 Mar G-AESO DH 82 Avebury
31 Mar X8511/DBV DH 89 Arras, France
31 Mar Nxx Floyd Bennett Field NY
31 Mar Nxx Salt Lake City, UT
31 Mar BuA Curtiss SBC unknown, NY