September 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. 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. All 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
Sept G-AFEV Hawk Trainer Exeter query date
Sept SP-ADX DH 60 unknown
Sept SP-ADY DH 60 unknown
Sept SP-BGJ Lockheed 10A Wiszenka
1 Sep G-AEYM Hillson Praga Weston-super-Mare
2 Sep G-AFRC Luton Minor Jurby, IoM
3 Sep G-AEDL M.3B Falcon 6 unknown
3 Sep NC15485 Beech 17 Cleveland, OH
3 Sep NR255Y Brown B-2 Cleveland, OH
3 Sep NR288Y Folkerts SK-4 Cleveland, OH 28 Aug also quoted
4 Sep CF-MPE ? (Norseman) Sioux Lookout, Ont date reported
4 Sep Nxx Sandusky, OH
4 Sep Nxx Mount Holly, NJ
4 Sep Nxx Neptune, NJ
4 Sep Nxx Waco Comstock, NY
6 Sep G- DH 84 Corton, Salisbury N.A.C.
6 Sep VH-AAE DH 82 dbf Broken Hill, NSW
6 Sep VH-AAL DH 60 dbf Broken Hill, NSW
6 Sep VH-ULA DH 60 dbf Broken Hill, NSW
6 Sep VH-UPD DH 83 dbf Broken Hill, NSW
6 Sep VH-UQM DH 83 dbf Broken Hill, NSW
7 Sep G-AFFD Q.6 Manchester
7 Sep Nxx Stinson Keene, NH
8 Sep G-AFTR Hawk Trainer 3 Theale
8 Sep JA- Fokker Universal Ishikura-Mura
8 Sep JA- Miya to Shiga
9 Sep J-BDOS Fokker S Universal Suzuka Mountains
9 Sep Nxx Stinson Mitchel Field, NY date reported
11 Sep F- seaplane Mediterranean
12 Sep CF- DH 84 Hopedale, Labrador
12 Sep VT- Beech Lahore 13th also quoted
16 Sep Nxx Freehold, NJ
16 Sep Nxx Yakima, WA 17th also quoted
17 Sep G-AEUD Short C-class St Nazaire Roads date reported
17 Sep LN-BAV Stinson SR.8 dbf unknown
21 Sep NC9613 Ford 4-AT near Marcus, IL
21 Sep VH-ADX Boeing 40H Black Cat Gap, NG
22 Sep Nxx Kellogg, ID
23 Sep CF- Clifford, Ont
23 Sep VH-URL DH 60 Evans Head, NSW
24 Sep CF-BAR Vega Gull Toronto
24 Sep Nxx Newark, NJ
24 Sep Nxx Verona, NJ
24 Sep Nxx 2 aircraft Wilmington, NC collision
25 Sep G- ? English Channel
25 Sep Nxx Taylor Cub Jamaica Bay, NY
25 Sep Nxx Bradford, PA
25 Sep SE-AHB Bird CK Linkoping
26 Sep G-ADOA DH 82 Marlborough
26 Sep PH- attacked North Sea KLM
27 Sep I- off Malta
27 Sep Nxx 4 aircraft dbf Easton, PA date reported
28 Sep VH-UYB DC-2 Mascot, NSW