May 1920 reported 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. 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 an email me at (or just click on this link)

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

Military serials are given in the Registration column where known, otherwise the nationality is followed by "-mil". A serial with no prefix indicates a RAF aircraft

The Type is as reported

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. Country names are those that existed at the time, e.g., Karachi would be in India, not Pakistan. Some place names are shortened, indicated by "/" to save space. All storm damage is generally described as "gale"

The Notes column gives alternate dates where sources differ, occasionally Squadron numbers, company, aircraft or pilot's names if I feel that this may be useful

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Date Registration Type Place Notes
2 May F- No.46 seaplane off Bizerta
3 May G-CAAB Curtiss JN-4 Saskatoon
9 May F- Abbeville (pilot) Mme Boland
13 May I- Calcutta
13 May F4402 Bristol Fighter unknown 12 Sqn
15 May D5748 DH 9 Godalming, Surrey
15 May F1696 R.E.8 Bushire, Iraq
15 May F3561 R.E.8 unknown, Iraq shot down
16 May Nxx Aeromarine 39 San Diego, CA
17 May D8059 Bristol Fighter Cologne, Germany collision
17 May H1566 Bristol Fighter Cologne, Germany collision
19 May CP- mil Curtiss 18T Wasp Sicasica query date
20 May G-EAPY DH 14A Hertford
20 May F9149 Vimy Penshurst, Kent query date
22 May HK- Farman F-40 Barrenquilla
22 May RAF Cologne, Germany collision
24 May G-EAQU Avro 504K Kelso or G-EAQV
24 May CH-4 Savoia S.16 Lake Constance
25 May G-EARA DH 6 Douglas IoM
27 May D7927 Bristol Fighter Almaza, Egypt
28 May F- Istres
30 May USAAC P-38 Nieuport 28 Dayton, OH