May 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 (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
May 1931  ZK-ACL Cierva C.19 Oamaru ? ex G-ABCK, query date
May 1931 D-2356 Junkers Ju 52 unknown
May 1931 J-BENB Junkers A50 unknown (Alaska)
May 1931 NC5390 Boeing 40 unknown
May 1931 Nxx Lockheed Sirius ? Fresno, CA query date
May 1931 J8617 Hawker Horsley unknown 504 Sqn
May 1931 S1316 Fairey IIIF unknown
1 May F- West Africa query date
1 May YR- Baneaza
2 May G-EBPY Vickers Vivid Istanbul, Turkey
2 May G-ABFW DH 60 Sabzawar, Persia
2 May D- balloon Brunswick query date
2 May VH-UAK DH 60 Botany Bay, NSW
2 May F8813 Avro 504N Ashby-de-la-Launde
2 May G-AASC DH 9J unknown
3 May Nxx Fletcher, NC
3 May XB-mil 2 aircraft Mexico query date
4 May G-ABIE Avro Avian Esneh, Egypt 5th also reported
4 May G-CAPE Curtiss HS-2L Hays Platte, Ont
4 May J8442 Bristol Fighter Sealand collision
4 May J9223 AW Siskin Sealand collision
4 May J8932 Hawker Horsley Farnborough
4 May Estonian mil Potez Tallinn
5 May NC5390 Boeing 40C Verdugo Mts, CA 6th also reported
5 May ZS-ACC DH 80 Drakensberg Mountains
5 May RAF Hawker Horsley Farnborough
5 May FAA Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous
6 May VH- DH 60 Essendon, V
6 May J8660 AW Siskin Farnborough collision
6 May J8961 AW Siskin Farnborough collision
6 May J9590 Bristol Bulldog Wardington, Oxon collision
6 May K1081 Bristol Bulldog Wardington, Oxon collision
6 May S1496 Fairey IIIF Novar
6 May RAF AW Atlas Netheravon 13 Sqn, 7th also reported
7 May K1116 Fairey IIIF Walkeringham, Notts
7 May BuA 8286 Sikorsky PS-3 Coco Solo, CZ, Panama
8 May J9061 Fairey IIIF Great Busby, Yorks
8 May SP- Czechoslovakia
9 May J8654 AW Siskin gnd unknown (41 Sqn)
9 May J9052 Hawker Hart Brooklands or Hawker Osprey
9 May J9540 AW Atlas Sutton Bridge
10 May D- 2 aircraft Karlsruhe collision
10 May F-AIFT Spad S.91 Niort
10 May Nxx Sherman, TX
10 May Nxx New Haven, WV
10 May LV-mil Fleet No.52 Caseros query date
11 May G-AAHO DH 60 Sheepstor, Devon
11 May NC857E Lockheed Vega 2 Toledo, OH
11 May F-mil 2 aircraft Villacoublay collision
12 May NC6526 Lockheed Vega 1 Fallon, NV
12 May Nxx Los Angeles, CA
12 May J7851 Avro 504N Cranwell 14th also reported
12 May J8745 Avro 504N Spittlegate collision
12 May K1848 DH 60 Spittlegate collision
12 May J9163 Fairey IIIF Khormaksar
12 May J9367 AW Siskin unknown
12 May RAF Rushington, Lincs
12 May RAF Epsom, Surrey
12 May OO-mil Courtrai
13 May G-CAWF Pitcairn PA-6 Union Valley, Alb
13 May K1054 Avro 504N Ruskington, Lincs
13 May J-navy Fura
14 May G-AAJX DH 60 Hough Hill, Cheshire
14 May G-ABAK DH 60 Voi, Kenya
14 May CF-AIP Consolidated Fleetster Medicine Hat, Alb
14 May J-BENB Junkers A-50 Kuril Islands, USSR query date
14 May J-BESB ? Junkers A-50 Island of Shinchi
14 May Nxx Curtiss Condor Fort Hoyle, MD
14 May SE-ABT Avro 504K Karlslund
15 May G- Blackburn Bluebird Hanover, Germany pilot Norman Blackburn
15 May Nxx Baltimore, MD Eastern Air Transport, or 16th
15 May K1911 Handley Page Hinaidi unknown 10 Sqn
16 May G- 2 Avro aircraft ground Mansfield, Notts  pilots E.R. Davis and E.W. Bonner
16 May N495K Paramount Sportster Bay City, MI
16 May NX308H Lockheed Vega Vineland, Ont, Canada
16 May SE-mil off Vesteras
17 May G-AAJF Westland Widgeon Bad Reichenhall, D- ?
17 May NR7087 Laird Speedwing Omaha, NB
18 May ZS- Durban
18 May J8619 Hawker Horsley Lough Neagh
18 May J9113 DH 60 ground unknown 43 Sqn
18 May EI-mil V.3 Vickers Vespa Foxford Mts, Mayo
19 May Nxx Lathans, NY
19 May Nxx Plattsburg, NY
19 May TG- Guatamala City
19 May K1626 Bristol Bulldog unknown 111 Sqn, collision
19 May K1631 Bristol Bulldog unknown 111 Sqn, collision
19 May N9995 Blackburn Dart Moray Firth collision
19 May N9997 Blackburn Dart Moray Firth collision
19 May USMC Pensacola. FL
20 May G-EBLX DH 60 Blyth
20 May G-CAUQ DH 60 Walkerville, Ont
20 May Nxx Curtiss JN-4 Lakewood Park, NC
20 May F-navy PL 7 Meknes, Morocco 21st also reported
21 May G-AAKZ Cierva C.19 Mk.II Sherburn-in-Elmet
21 May G-ABBS DH 80 Penjwin (sic)
21 May D- Wegscheid
21 May J840x Gloster Gamecock unknown
22 May CF-ANK Klemm L.25 unknown
22 May VH-UNR Junkers W.34 Wampit, New Guinea
22 May 204 Sqn Supermarine Southampton  off Padstow
22 May USAAC 2 aircraft Riverside, CA collision
23 May G- St Quentin, France
24 May G-ABFC Candia G-ABFA also reported
24 May G-ABFO ? Desoutter Berck, France query date
24 May G-ABGY DH 60 Reims, France
24 May G- Leigh, Kent pilot Amy Johnson
24 May NC397E Boeing 80B Bellefonte, PA or Boeing 95
24 May Nxx Waco Wallingford, CT
24 May Nxx Curtiss Atlantic City, NJ
24 May VH-UMS DH 60 dbf Mascot, NSW
24 May VH- 2nd aircraft dbf Mascot, NSW
25 May NC112M Sikorsky S-38 Lanai, HI
26 May Nxx Chicago, IL
26 May Nxx Columbus, NJ
27 May G-ABEP DH 60 Tatsfield 29th also reported
27 May PH- Tarsus, Turkey
27 May Nxx Bird Hicksville, NY
27 May Nxx coll Cleveland, OH
27 May J7502 Gloster Gorcock Farnborough
27 May USN Ream Field, CA
27 May YL- 68 DH 9A unknown
28 May G-EBMM Handley Page W.8 Harpenden
28 May F-AIFE Liore et Olivier 212 Amersham, Bucks, G-
28 May Farman Goliath gale, Le Bourget
28 May Fokker gale, Le Bourget
28 May 3rd aircraft gale, Le Bourget
28 May N-35 DH 60 Stamsund
28 May Nxx Boston, MA
29 May J9117 DH 60 ground Hendon
30 May G-ABFJ Civilian Coupe Sandbach ? 8th July also reported
30 May G- Berwick-on-Tweed Miss Honor Rendall, or 31st
30 May F- Farman off Barcelona, Spain
30 May Nxx Madison, WI
31 May G-AAKZ Cierva C.19 Sherburn-in-Elmet
31 May ZK-ACQ Spartan Arrow Blenheim ex G-ABBE
31 May J-army Iidzuka-Cho