April 1931 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 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

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
Apr 1931 G-AAUA Cierva C.19 Mk.II unknown, Spain query date
Apr 1931 NC309N Sikorsky S-38 Colombia ?
Apr 1931 J9803 Fairey IIIF unknown 14 Sqn
Apr 1931 J9819 Fairey IIIF unknown 14 Sqn
Apr 1931 RAF Westland Wapiti unknown shot down, 55 Sqn
Apr 1931 RAF Westland Wapiti damaged in flight 55 Sqn
Apr 1931 RAF Fairey Flycatcher Mediterranean possibly 13th
Apr 1931 ZS- Avro Avian Pretoria collision
Apr 1931 ZS-mil DH 9 Pretoria collision
1 Apr ZK-AKK DH 60 Lord Howe Island ex G-AAKK, 2nd also reported
1 Apr G-ABJA Blackburn Bluebird Ismidt, Turkey 2nd also reported
1 Apr NC8418 Ford 5-AT Ovalie, Chile
1 Apr Nxx Palm Springs, CA
1 Apr Nxx Gorgonio Pass, CA
1 Apr OO-ALH Breda 15 Deurne query date
1 Apr RAF Gloster Gamecock Rochford, Essex Armament &  Gunnery School
1 Apr N9907 Fairey Flycatcher Gosport
1 Apr S1182 Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous
1 Apr S1289 Fairey Flycatcher off Gibraltar
1 Apr RAF 4 aircraft off Malaga, Spain ex HMS Glorious, 2nd also reported
2 Apr G-EBZD Avro Avian Wallington
2 Apr CC- Chillan
2 Apr J9913 AW Siskin Witham, Essex
2 Apr SP-mil Warsaw
2 Apr J- navy 2 aircraft Fukuoka query date
4 Apr G-EBXX Avro Avian Southport
4 Apr G-ABHS DH 60 ground Gatwick collision
4 Apr G- DH 60 ground Gatwick collision
4 Apr VH-UPN DH 80 Gerringong Beach
4 Apr S1143 Fairey IIIF Ismailia, Egypt
5 Apr G-CATI DH 60 Ramsey Lake, Ont
5 Apr SP-AEU DH 60 Sisikat, Laos
5 Apr VH-UAE DH 60 Warren, NSW
5 Apr J-mil 21 aircraft gale, Tachiarai
5 Apr USAAC Bakersfield, CA
6 Apr USAAC 27-202 Boeing PW-9 unknown, TX ?
6 Apr USAAC Kelly Field, TX
7 Apr G- DH 60 Rayners Lane pilot H. Dockrill
7 Apr VH-UMS DH 60 Mascot, NSW
7 Apr J9240 Westland Wapiti Kingerban, Iraq
7 Apr USAAS 30355 DH 4 Kelly Field, TX
7 Apr USAAS 30807 DH 4 Kelly Field, TX
8 Apr G-EBSA DH 60 Crockernwell
8 Apr Nxx Chicago, IL
8 Apr N9662 Fairey Flycatcher ground unknown
8 Apr S1557 Blackburn Ripon off Lee-on-Solent
8 Apr USMC Managua, Nicaragua
9 Apr J9766 Vickers Victoria Kingerban, Iraq
9 Apr EI-mil V.4 Vickers Vespa The Curragh
10 Apr G-ABGF Blackburn Bluebird Sierra Lione
12 Apr VH-UPT Avro Avian Sydney, NSW ex G-ABCF
12 Apr Nxx Sodus, NY
12 Apr Nxx Houston, TX
12 Apr Nxx Milwaukee, WI
12 Apr RAF 4 aircraft off Malaga, Spain
13 Apr G-ABAO DH 60 ground Brooklands 14th also reported, collision
13 Apr G-ABBW DH 60 ground Brooklands 14th also reported, collision
13 Apr Nxx Tulsa, OK
13 Apr S1270 Blackburn Ripon Gibraltar Bay
13 Apr RAF Bristol Bulldog Romford, Essex 54 Sqn
13 Apr USAAC Langley Field, VA
13 Apr OH- MO-98 DH 60 Viipuri
14 Apr D-1928 Messerschmitt M.20b Rietschin
14 Apr RAF Whyteleafe, Surey
14 Apr Nxx Vildosta, GA
15 Apr Nxx Curtiss Robin Beacon, NY
15 Apr Nxx Washington, DC
15 Apr SE-mil Ljungbyhed
16 Apr G-AAZI Desoutter Eskisehir, Turkey possibly DH60 G-AAZJ
16 Apr J-army Japan query date
17 Apr ZK-ACL Cierva C.19 gale Wanganui ex G-ABCK
17 Apr CV-FAI Ford 5-AT Bhabua, India
17 Apr J7766 Westland Westbury ground Martlesham
17 Apr J9583 Bristol Bulldog Northolt
17 Apr S1008 Fairey IIID unknown based Malta
18 Apr D-896 Junkers F.24 Gex 19th also reported
18 Apr I- Sao Paulo, Brazil query date
19 Apr G-EBMW DH 66 Koepang, Timor
19 Apr Nxx Curtiss Hicksville, NY
20 Apr RAF Loire, France
22 Apr G-AACH AW Argosy Croydon
22 Apr EC-mil Madrid
23 Apr F-ADDT Farman Goliath Marden, Kent, UK
23 Apr Nxx Lake Success, NY
23 Apr Nxx Montpelier, VT
23 Apr J8893 AW Siskin Selhurst Park 24th also reported, collision
23 Apr K1838 DH 60 Selhurst Park 24th also reported, collision
23 Apr J9110 DH 60 ground Cranwell
23 Apr K1837 ? DH 60 unknown Fighting Area
23 Apr RAF Fairey IIIF Leuchars ?
24 Apr RAF Bristol Fighter Peshawar, India 20 Sqn
24 Apr RAF Bristol Bulldog Southwark Park 111 Sqn
24 Apr SE-mil Stockholm query date
25 Apr F- Chartres query date
25 Apr Nxx Great Neck, NY
25 Apr P-BAAE Junkers A 50 Mosquito Island
26 Apr NC146M Sikorsky S-38 Corumba, Brazil
27 Apr G-ABHC DH 80 Wigram, New Zealand
28 Apr G-AADW DH 60 Fort Bayard, Hanoi pilot Mr Ford
28 Apr I- Trieste possibly YU-
28 Apr S1337 Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous
28 Apr F-mil Cuperly
28 Apr USAAC Chicago, IL
28 Apr USAAC Fort Benning, GA
28 Apr USN BuA 8150 Boeing F4B lost at sea
28 Apr YV-mil Macacay
29 Apr NC421H Ford 5-AT Elyria, OH
29 Apr Nxx Lynchburg, VA
29 Apr Nxx Bartlesville, OK
29 Apr J6785 Bristol Fighter Heliopolis, Egypt
29 Apr USAAC Detroit, MI
29 Apr USAAC Selfridge Field MI
30 Apr CF- Brandon, Man query date
30 Apr Nxx Kent, WA
30 Apr N9677 Fairey Flycatcher Turnhouse
30 Apr F-mil Montelimar query date
30 Apr F-mil Hyeres query date
30 Apr J-navy Kasumiga-Ura query date