October 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
Oct 1940 VH-UOX Junkers W.34 Lae, NG
1 Oct OY-7 Stamer-Lippisch unknown
3 Oct CF-AUJ Fairchild 71 Red Lake, Man
3 Oct ZS- SAAF 1429  Junkers F-13 Durban
4 Oct T5357 DH 95 Hendon ex G-AFUE
4 Oct VH- N4899 Avro Anson Germandale
4 Oct VH- A7-105 DH 60 Essendon collision
4 Oct VH- A7-110 DH 60 Essendon collision
4 Oct G-AFDL DH 91 Pucklechurch, Glos 6th also quoted
4 Oct NC13892 Waco UIC dbf unknown
7 Oct K4284 DH 82 raid Hendon ex G-AERM, overnight 7-8th
7 Oct G-AFIE Percival Vega Gull raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct X9370 Airspeed Envoy raid Hendon ex G-AFWZ, overnight 7-8th
7 Oct K4277 DH 82 raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct K6814 Hawker Hind raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct L4396 Miles Mentor raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct L4400 Miles Mentor raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct P1749 Percival Vega Gull raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct P5636 Percival Q.6 raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct FAA Blackburn Roc raid Hendon overnight 7-8th
7 Oct TI-9 Curtiss Kingbird Cerro del Cedral
7 Oct TI- ? Ford ? near Colon TACA
8 Oct OO-AUE Savoia S.83 Tunis
8 Oct VH-UGJ DH 60 unknown
10 Oct X9435 Percival Vega Gull Taunton ex G-AEWS
10 Oct RCAF 688 Northrop Delta unknown
11 Oct F-AQBJ Dewoitine D.338 Carnotville, Benin
12 Oct BB703 DH 82 Ketton, Rutland ex G-AEBZ
12 Oct AX903 DH 91 arson Whitchurch ex G-AEVV, overnight 12-13th
12 Oct BGA 426 Scott Viking Mobberley, Cheshire
12 Oct I- Savoia S.73 attacked, Mediterranean
13 Oct W7975 DH 94 Tilshead ex G-AFOZ
13 Oct CF-BEW Taylor J-2 Cub Brantford, Ont
14 Oct W7971 DH 94 Hemel Hempstead ex G-AFPB
15 Oct X9345 Airspeed Courier Shenfield ex G-ACZL
16 Oct N9176 ? DH 82 Brough became G-AGZY
17 Oct VH-UUG DH 85 Cunnamulla, Q
18 Oct G-AEBG Blackburn B.2 Brough
19 Oct TI-11 Travelair unknown, Brazil possibly 1941
19 Oct USAAC 35-109 Northrop A-17 unknown
20 Oct X9398 DH 84 Clipstone, Notts ex G-ACAO, 21st also quoted
20 Oct G-AFDI DH 91 arson Whitchurch overnight 20-21st
20 Oct D-AAIH Douglas DC-3 Tempelhof
20 Oct B- Douglas DC-3 ? attacked, Kunming CNAC
22 Oct YU- Lockheed 10A ? Borovo Aeroput
22 Oct USAAC 35-107 Northrop A-17 unknown
22 Oct VH- A21-38 DH 94 unknown
23 Oct CF-CAA DH 60 Toronto
24 Oct X5119 DH 60 Worth ex G-AARU
24 Oct G-AFOC DH 94 Sawbridgeworth
25 Oct CF-BJR Waco AQC-6 unknown
26 Oct EURASIA XXV Junkers 52/3m Kunming shot down
26 Oct NC13361 Boeing 247 Oakland, CA
26 Oct XY-AAI Curtiss T-32 Condor Loiwing, China
29 Oct B- Douglas DC-2 Kunming shot down
29 Oct CF-AZE Noorduyn Norseman  dbf unknown
31 Oct AV984 DH 85 gale St Eval ex G-ACSU, 1st November quoted
31 Oct W5741 Taylorcraft Plus D unknown ex G-AFZI
31 Oct Nxx Lovettsville, VA
31 Oct USAAC 35-077 Northrop A-17 unknown