November 1939 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
November LG-AAG Ford 5-AT dbf Guatamala City
November PP-TCQ Beech 17 unknown date reported
November 39-702 Waco XPT-14 unknown
1 Nov TI-40 Ford 5-AT Parrita
2 Nov LN-mil 123 DH 60 Trondheim Harbour
2 Nov 35-051 Northrop A-17 Columbus, OH
2 Nov OO-mil North Sea
3 Nov LV-mil 40 AEM OE2 Rio Segundo
4 Nov K7394 Audax Montrose
4 Nov PH-mil Ambon, Dutch East Indies date reported
5 Nov LV-YBC Fleet Seis de Setiembre
5 Nov NC80V ? Sikorsky S-40 ? Manhasset Bay, NY date reported
6 Nov VH-AAZ DH 83 Black Cat Ridge ex G-ACRU
6 Nov CF- Sudbury, Ont
7 Nov G-AAXD HP 42 Tiverton, Devon
7 Nov F- Jonzac date reported
8 Nov G-ADUE DH 86 Weichow, China
8 Nov V4724 DH 89 Baginton ex G-AFNC
8 Nov I-mil Basaldella date reported
9 Nov CF- Lake Labarge, Yukon query date
10 Nov VH-UFY Avian Morven, Q
10 Nov EC-mil Cuellar
11 Nov G-CAUE DH 60 Grimshaw, Alb
11 Nov NC17068 Beech 17 Farnhaven, MS 12th also reported
11 Nov Nxx Hanover, NJ
13 Nov Nxx Tulsa, OK
13 Nov XB- Otinapa
14 Nov NC14456 Beech 17 Demming, Mexico
14 Nov I-mil collision Italy date reported
15 Nov LV-mil 323 North American Cordoba
15 Nov VH- A4-30 Anson Richmond
16 Nov NX21753 Vultee Model 54 unknown
18 Nov NZ587 M.2F Hawk Major New Plymouth ex G-ADCI
18 Nov Nxx Shabonna, IL
18 Nov VH-UNC Genairco Cunnamulla, Q
19 Nov PK-SAL M.2 Hawk Darmo ex G-ACKX
19 Nov Nxx 2 aircraft San Francisco, CA collision
19 Nov VH-UFV DH 60 Mascot, NSW or 20th, collision
19 Nov VH-UST Monospar ST-10 Mascot, NSW or 20th, collision
20 Nov G-ADDD DH 89 Langdon, Somerset
20 Nov G-AFFM Airspeed Oxford Gosport
20 Nov OY-mil 6 Gumpert G.2 Vaerlose
21 Nov G-ADFX DH 89 Roborough
21 Nov CF- DH 83 New Glasgow, NS
21 Nov LZ-mil River Danube date reported
22 Nov T5357 DH 95 ground Hendon ex G-AFUE
22 Nov Nxx Fairbanks, AK
23 Nov Nxx 19 aircraft dbf Des Moines, IO date reported
23 Nov RAAF Kaima, NSW
25 Nov G-AEXP DH 89 ground Northolt collision
25 Nov L5935 Magister ground Northolt collision
26 Nov Nxx New Hyde Park, NY
26 Nov Nxx 2 aircraft Huntington, WV collision
26 Nov Nxx Woodburn, PA date reported
27 Nov USAAC Mount Clemens, MI
28 Nov VH- A4-19 Anson unknown collision
28 Nov VH- A4-31 Anson unknown collision
29 Nov RCAF Trenton, Ont
30 Nov Nxx Kaltag, AK query date
30 Nov ZS-ALJ Bu 131 Jungmann Rand collision
30 Nov ZS-AMS Hawk Trainer 3 Rand collision