March 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 (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
Mar 1941 EC- DH 84 Los Rodeos, Tenerife possibly DH 89
Mar 1941 XA-BFP Lockheed Vega ground Merida
Mar 1941 USN BuA1844 Grumman F4F-3 Anacostia, MD
1 Mar J- Seversky 2PA ground Haneda, Tokyo
3 Mar VH- N1334 Avro Anson Werribee
4 Mar BK896 BA Swallow Ringway ex G-AELH
4 Mar VH- W1533 Avro Anson Casino, NSW collision
4 Mar VH- W1535 Avro Anson Casino, NSW collision
5 Mar USN Grumman F4F Norbeck, MD
6 Mar VH- A4-16 Avro Anson Point Cook, V
9 Mar USAAC 35-106 Northrop A-17 unknown
10 Mar PK-SBD DH 82 Bandoeng possibly ex G-AFYC
10 Mar CF-CEK DH 60 dbf Brantford, Ont
12 Mar RCAF 6103 Avro Anson Saskatoon, Sask collision
12 Mar RCAF 6242 Avro Anson Saskatoon, Sask collision
12 Mar RCAF 6273 Avro Anson unknown collision
12 Mar RCAF 6357 Avro Anson unknown collision
13 Mar VH- K8713 Avro Anson Werribee
14 Mar USAAC 40-3057 ? Grumman XP-50 Bethpage, NY
16 Mar DD820 DH 80 Gatwick ex G-ABCR
17 Mar VH- R3556 Avro Anson Geraldton collision
17 Mar VH- W1560 Avro Anson Geraldton collision
18 Mar LN-mil Northrop N-3PB Vancouver, BC, Canada
19 Mar VH- W1559 Avro Anson Truganina, V
21 Mar RCAF 2855 N American Harvard Summerside, PEI
22 Mar W5752 DH 87 Braintree, Essex ex G-ADKR
22 Mar N7364 Lockheed Hudson Heraklion, Greece ex G-AGAR
25 Mar X9448 DH 89 Wigan ex G-ADAL
25 Mar BB863 DH 82 Desford ex G-ADXX
26 Mar BK846 DH 80 Hawarden ex G-ABEI
26 Mar G-ABMP DH 80 Beaconsfield
27 Mar G-AFKZ Short C-class damaged in flight by friendly fire
27 Mar VP-K K.18 Percival Vega Gull Jig-Jigga
28 Mar ZS-AST Lockheed 18 Elands Bay
28 Mar VH- A7-82 DH 60 Archerfield, Q
29 Mar ZS- 660 Junkers Ju 52/3m ground Jig-Jigga
30 Mar W6085 Percival Q.6 Mechili, Libya ex G-AFKC
30 Mar VH- A4-28 Avro Anson Cressy