October 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
Oct 1931 D-1051 Junkers G23 Dessau
Oct 1931 G-AATT Fairey IIIF Sudan 10 July also reported
Oct 1931 NR49V Gee Bee X Vermont (NH ?)
Oct 1931 VH-UMO DH 60 Tambo, Q
Oct 1931 J9801 Fairey IIIF Wad Rum
1 Oct G-EBQH DH 60 Kirkudbright
1 Oct CF-AMJ Barling NB-3G Merritt, BC 2nd also reported
1 Oct J7623 Bristol Fighter Shaikh Zowaid
1 Oct J9960 AW Atlas Ismailia, Egypt
2 Oct CF-AMJ Barling Douglas Lake, BC
2 Oct NR211 Lockheed Sirius Hankow, China
2 Oct S1467 Blackburn Ripon off Famagusta, Cyprus
2 Oct OO-mil Diest
3 Oct G-AAML Spartan Croydon 2nd use of registration
3 Oct D-1783 BFW M23b off Corsica
3 Oct Nxx Northrop Alpha Harrisburg
3 Oct Nxx Cleveland, OH
4 Oct NC10668 Kellett K-2 unknown
4 Oct Nxx Seminole, OK
4 Oct Nxx 2 aircraft ground Queens, NY collision
4 Oct Nxx Stearman Framingham(?), MA 5th also reported
4 Oct Nxx Wayne, MI
5 Oct YR-(mil?) Le Bourget, France
5 Oct USAAC Montgomery, AL
6 Oct ZS-ABN DH 60 Steynsburg ex G-AAAJ
6 Oct D-861 Dornier Wal unknown
6 Oct D-1717 Heinkel HE 12 Cobequid Bay, NS, Canada 5th also reported
6 Oct Nxx Columbia City, IN
6 Oct VH- mil Wackett Warrigal Point Cook
7 Oct USN San Diego, CA
7 Oct VH- A7-35 DH 60 Point Cook
8 Oct K1921 Handley Page Hinaidi Boscombe Down
8 Oct J-navy Saeki Bay
8 Oct OH- MA-24 Martinsyde F.4 unknown
9 Oct Nxx Charlotte, NC
9 Oct VH-UFK DH 60 Maylands, WA
9 Oct XB- Toluia
9 Oct J9688 Avro 504N gnd unknown 2 FTS
10 Oct NC403H Ford 5-AT Ilo, Peru
10 Oct NC12222 Lockheed Altair Columbus, OH
10 Oct Nxx airship Gallipolis, OH
10 Oct SSSR-L5 Kalinin K.4 unknown
10 Oct J9476 AW Atlas Welby, Lincs
10 Oct S1362 Blackburn Ripon Valetta Point, Malta
10 Oct USN Hampton Roads, VA
11 Oct G-EBLT DH 60 Dordon, Warks
11 Oct HB- Rohrbach/Muhlviertal
11 Oct J- Suzugamori
11 Oct NC4770 Fairchild FC2W2 Hull, Q, Canada
11 Oct Nxx Walden, NY
11 Oct Nxx Northrop Alpha Casey, IL
12 Oct NC7861 Ford 4-AT St Louis, MO
12 Oct J9714 Westland Wapiti Kohat, India
12 Oct S1410 Fairey Flycatcher Latlockar, Fife
12 Oct F-mil 2 aircraft Pierrefeu collision
12 Oct USAAC Boeing P-12 Wyoming query date
13 Oct SP- Czestochowa
14 Oct CC- Antofagusta
14 Oct Nxx Hancock, MI
14 Oct RAF Westland Wapiti Karachi, India
15 Oct USN St Paul, MN
16 Oct XB-mil 2 aircraft Mexico City collision
17 Oct G-CAUJ Swallow St Catharines, Ont
17 Oct VH-UHR DH 60 Parafield, SA
17 Oct VH- Bristol monoplane Parafield, SA
17 Oct Nxx Fairfax, MO
18 Oct CF-CAE DH 60 Regina, Sask
18 Oct CF- DH 60 Wynyard, Sask
18 Oct Nxx Kansas City
18 Oct Nxx Caldwell, NJ query date
18 Oct PH-AFP Pander EH 120 Waalhaven
19 Oct NC5406 Waco GXE Bartica, British Guiana
19 Oct J7563 Vickers Virginia Worthy Down
19 Oct unmarked Hawker Panther Hart Framsden, Suffolk
19 Oct USAAC 32-320 Detroit YP-24 Wright Field, OH
19 Oct USAAC Fairfield, OH
20 Oct J8726 Avro 504N Haslemere, Surrey
20 Oct USN BuA7748 Boeing F3B Border Field, CA
21 Oct G-ABNH Comper Swift off Milverton, New Zealand
21 Oct R-193 DH 80 Salta query date
21 Oct NC8400 Ford 4-AT North Beach, NY
21 Oct VH-UIC DH 60 Mascot, NSW
21 Oct RAF Cupar, Fife
21 Oct S1512 Fairey IIIF HMS Furious
21 Oct USN BuA7680 Boeing F3B Border Field, CA
21 Oct USN San Diego, CA
22 Oct J8629 AW Siskin Hawkinge collision
22 Oct J8826 AW Siskin Hawkinge collision
23 Oct J-army Nieuport Mukden, Manchuria
24 Oct G-ABPV Blackburn Bluebird Athens, Greece
24 Oct S1367 Blackburn Ripon HMS Glorious
24 Oct CF- RCAF 114 Fairchild 71 Peterborough, Ont
25 Oct G-EBZZ DH 60 Stag Lane
25 Oct F-AIXU Latecoere 26-2 Skirat, Morocco
25 Oct Nxx Gee Bee Jersey City, NJ
25 Oct Nxx Painesville, OH
25 Oct Nxx Calexico, CA
25 Oct Nxx Alliance, NB
25 Oct RAF Mill Hill 604 Sqn
25 Oct RAF Stirchley 605 Sqn
26 Oct F-AJDM Morane MS 230 unknown
26 Oct F- Tours
26 Oct NR496M Lockheed Vega Louisville, KY
26 Oct J9526 AW Atlas Tidworth, Wilts collision
26 Oct K1017 AW Atlas Tidworth, Wilts collision
26 Oct RAF Hooley, Surrey
27 Oct G-AAXW DH 80 Tullin, Vienna 28th also reported
27 Oct G-CATZ DH 60 dbf North Bay, Ont
27 Oct NC427H Ford 5-AT Ashley, IN
27 Oct Nxx Lockheed Altair Mitchel Field, NY
27 Oct Nxx Camden, NJ 5 November also reported
27 Oct J8881 AW Siskin Folkestone
27 Oct 29-406 Sikorsky C-6 Bolling Field, DC
28 Oct G-EBFP DH 50 Stag Lane
28 Oct RAF Hawker Panther Hart Martlesham Heath ? query date
28 Oct VH- A12-5 Bristol Bulldog Point Cook
29 Oct D-2068 Dornier Wal off Corunna, Spain
29 Oct J8882 AW Siskin unknown (Duxford)
29 Oct RAF AW Siskin Hawkinge
29 Oct YU- 222 Dornier Merkur Bay Saldun
30 Oct G- ? DH 60 Amman pilot Colonel Peake
30 Oct LV- 5 aircraft Rosario
30 Oct Nxx Chicopee Falls, MA
30 Oct Nxx Dartmouth, MA
30 Oct K2498 Avro Tutor Bulwell, Notts
30 Oct LV- E.7 Pelikan Punto Indio
31 Oct G-ABPT DH 60 Newbury