September 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 (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
Sep 1940 G-ADJN BA Swallow raid Lympne
Sep 1940 G-ADLD BA Swallow raid Lympne
Sep 1940 G-ADSF BA Swallow raid Lympne
Sep 1940 G-AEYW BA Swallow raid Lympne ?
Sep 1940 SP-BPN Lockheed 14 Riga, Estonia
Sep 1940 YR- General Aircraft Monospar Bucharest LARES
1 Sep G-AEKL Percival Mew Gull raid Lympne query date
2 Sep X9344 Airspeed Courier Stoke-on-Trent ex G-ACLR
3 Sep G-ADFO Blackburn B.2 Newport, Yorks
5 Sep G-ADTF Avro Cadet Watchfield ?
5 Sep K4276 DH 82 Hendon later G-AOJX
5 Sep J- T.97 Hong Kong Dai Nippon
5 Sep VH- N1330 Avro Anson Cressy
6 Sep VH- R3540 Avro Anson Wagga Wagga, NSW
6 Sep NZ745 DH 82 New Plymouth collision
6 Sep NZ521 DH 60 New Plymouth collision
6 Sep NZ512 DH 60 New Plymouth
9 Sep G-AAYA DH 80 ground Brooklands 4th also reported
9 Sep ZK-ADA DH 60 New Plymouth
11 Sep G-ACER Blackburn B.2 Brough
11 Sep OH- LY-119 Westland Lysander Utti
12 Sep VH- N5003 Avro Anson Essendon
13 Sep SE-ADU Cierva C.19 Falsterboleden ex G-ABUG
14 Sep VH- R3512 Avro Anson ground Point Cook collision
14 Sep VH- R3545 Avro Anson ground Point Cook collision
18 Sep EI-mil N.19 Supermarine Walrus unknown
19 Sep X5000 Ford 5-AT Belfast Lough ex G-ACAE
19 Sep AX857 DH 87 raid Heston ex G-ADJV
19 Sep AW118 DH 87 raid Heston ex G-AELO
19 Sep W9381 DH 87 raid Heston ex G-AEZH
19 Sep G-AFTL Lockheed 12A raid Heston
19 Sep W9378 Percival Vega Gull unknown (Hatston) ex G-AETF
19 Sep CF-AWM Waco YKC dbf unknown
19 Sep VH- A4-48 Avro Anson ground Point Cook collision
19 Sep VH- N4996 Avro Anson ground Point Cook collision
20 Sep VH- R3543 Avro Anson ground Cootamundra collision
20 Sep RAAF DH 84 ground Cootamundra collision
20 Sep VH- A4-23 Avro Anson Werribee collision
20 Sep VH- N4916 Avro Anson Werribee collision
21 Sep G-AGBC Douglas DC-3 Heston
22 Sep AV982 DH 84 Castle Bromwich ex G-AECZ
24 Sep X9337 DH 90 damaged in flight ex G-AFVJ
24 Sep G-AFWY Miles Hawk Trainer 3 Faringdon, Berks
24 Sep TI-24 Travelair A-6A Rio Cuarto
27 Sep G-AEID DH 82 Desford
27 Sep EI-mil 71 Hawker Hind unknown
28 Sep VH-UOE Avro Avian Slate Creek, NG
29 Sep VH- L9162 Avro Anson Brocklesby, NSW collision
29 Sep VH- N4876 Avro Anson Brocklesby, NSW collision
29 Sep USCG V145 Grumman JF-2 St Petersburg, FL
30 Sep AW120 DH 85 unknown ex G-ACKS
30 Sep VH- A16-5 Lockheed Hudson ground unknown collision
30 Sep VH- A21-38 DH 94 ground unknown collision