April 1941 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
Apr 1941 YU-SAS DH 89 raid Belgrade ex G-AEKF, query date
Apr 1941 CF-BMG Barkley-Grow T8P Watson Lake
Apr 1941 D- Junkers Ju 52 Madrid Deutsche Luft Hansa
1 Apr L5817 ? Bristol Bombay Ivinghoe, Bucks ex G-AFYM n.t.u.
3 Apr NC21727 Douglas DC-3 Vero Beach, FL
4 Apr G-AFVT Stinson SR-10C ground Hendon collision
4 Apr X4775 Supermarine Spitfire ground Hendon collision
4 Apr G-AFYE DH 95 Bramcote
4 Apr AN- ? Ford ? Nicaragua TACA
4 Apr VH- A4-38 Avro Anson gale Geraldton
4 Apr VH- W1522 Avro Anson gale Geraldton
4 Apr VH- W1560 Avro Anson gale Geraldton
4 Apr VH- N4970 Avro Anson Wagga Wagga
5 Apr BD140 DH 85 raid Exeter ? ex G-ACTG, query date
5 Apr USAAC 39-221 Curtiss P-40 Mitchel Field, NY
6 Apr X2866 DH 83 Wroughton ex G-ACEX
6 Apr BV987 Piper J-4A Cub Coupe ground Kemble ex G-AFVG
7 Apr BD172 DH 85 St Eval ex G-ACOO
7 Apr BB741 DH 82 unknown collision, ex G-ACDF
7 Apr T7221 DH 82 unknown collision
8 Apr X9397 DH 84 ground Odiham ex G-ACLE
8 Apr T7148 DH 82 unknown 4 EFTS, became G-ALSG
8 Apr RCAF 6235 Avro Anson Cudworth, Sask
8 Apr USAAC 38-481 Curtiss YP-37 unknown query date
9 Apr BB749 DH 82 Northampton ex G-ADKG
9 Apr CF- AH197 North American Harvard Summerside, PEI
9 Apr RCAF 2904 North American Harvard Summerside, PEI
10 Apr W7954 DH 82 gale Newton ex G-AFSG
12 Apr BB758 DH 82 Maxey ex G-AEMF
13 Apr VH- R3557 Avro Anson Geraldton
14 Apr X5133 DH 94 ground Hooton Park ex G-AFPH
14 Apr CF-ADZ DH 60 Toronto
14 Apr VH- R3456 Avro Anson Amberley
15 Apr W7982 Stinson SR-9D Brassington ex G-AEXW
15 Apr Z7189 Short Scion Transjordan Track ex VQ-PAA
16 Apr AP508 Cierva C.30A off Seaton, Devon ex G-ACWJ
16 Apr G-AEKT BAC Drone de Luxe unknown (Biggin Hill) query date
16 Apr NC13359 Boeing 247 Charleston, WV
17 Apr J-navy Mitsubishi A6M Zero unknown
18 Apr AX872 DH 80 ground White Waltham collision, ex G-ABGS
18 Apr N4962 Avro Anson ground White Waltham collision
19 Apr W5783 DH 85 Ringway ex G-AFDV
19 Apr EI-ACA Douglas DC-3 Barton
19 Apr VH-UBY Sopwith Gnu gale, Melbourne ex G-EAIL
19 Apr NZ504 DH 60 New Plymouth
20 Apr BB746 DH 82 Sibson ex G-ADHZ
21 Apr N6744 DH 82 unknown (Brough) became G-AHYS
21 Apr I-GOGG Caproni Ca 133 gale Khartoum, Sudan
21 Apr HK- FAC-641 Ford 5-AT Putumayo possibly FAC-643
23 Apr HB-mil Morane D-3800 unknown collision
23 Apr HB-mil Morane D-3800 unknown collision
23 Apr VH- R3531 Avro Anson Ballina, NSW
24 Apr V1222 Fairey Battle Tramore, Eire
25 Apr SSSR- Douglas DC-3 Moscow
26 Apr W5014 DH 82 Aston Down ex G-AFZF
26 Apr PK-SBG DH 82 unknown
27 Apr K4160 Vickers Vildebeest China Bay, Ceylon
28 Apr G-AABI DH 60 Handley
28 Apr ZK- NZ508 DH 60 New Plymouth
29 Apr DG850 DH 60 ground Ternhill ex G-AAHG
29 Apr BD116 DH 60 Linton ? ex G-AAWR
29 Apr RCAF 6271 Avro Anson Moncton, N.B.