February 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 vicsmith@argonet.co.uk (or just click on this link)

A "?" in any column indicates that there is a definite doubt in my mind

Dates are day/month/year

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
Feb 1940 ZK-ADI DH 83 Jacksons Bay became G-ADHA
Feb 1940 J- Kellett KD-1A Tachikawa
Feb 1940 38-565 Grumman Goose unknown
1 Feb VH- A4-37 Avro Anson Laverton
2 Feb ZS-AKO DH 60 Doringpoort
2 Feb K1269 Westland Wapiti Kohat, India
2 Feb K7775 Vickers Wellesley Khartoum, Sudan
4 Feb NC20751 Beech 17 unknown (Denver, CO) or 4 Nov
4 Feb VH- missing, Q
4 Feb K2111 Hawker Hart Kohat, India
5 Feb W5751 DH 87 Cleve ex G-ADKM
5 Feb W5755 DH 87 St Meryn ex G-ADMM
5 Feb G-AFZJ Taylorcraft Plus D South Wales
5 Feb J-BBOT DC-2 Uotsuri Island not 12 Feb
5 Feb Nxx Hammond, LA
5 Feb ZK- NZ152 Blackburn Baffin off Waimairi Beach ex S1430
6 Feb G-AAMR DH 60 dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-AARB DH 60 dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-ABVI DH 83 dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-ABWO Spartan dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-ACHF Spartan Arrow dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-ADXH BA Swallow dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-AEES ? Hawker Tomtit dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-AETU ? Gordon Dove dbf Romford hangar fire
6 Feb G-AEVD BA Swallow dbf Romford hangar fire
7 Feb VH-UMU DH 60 Mataranka, NT
8 Feb VH- Douglas Dimboola, V date reported
9 Feb CF- Prince Albert, Sask
9 Feb PK-AFG Fokker F.VIIb/3m Kemajoran or 9 Feb 1942
9 Feb EI-mil A.15 Avro 636 Baldonnel
10 Feb I- Savoia SM 75 Calabrian Hills or 12th, Ala Littoria
10 Feb PI- Rearwin Sportster Del Monte Point
11 Feb W5751 DH 87 Cleve ex G-ADKM
11 Feb Nxx Raleigh, NC
12 Feb X9320 DH 89 Moyenville, France ex G-ACYM, query date
12 Feb J-BBOI DC-2 unknown query date
13 Feb G-AEHJ Heston Phoenix River Mersey
13 Feb G-AETT Short Scion Barnstaple
13 Feb VH- A2-4 Seagull V Richmond
14 Feb G-ADCT DH 84 Inverness 12th also reported
16 Feb F- No.14 Koolhoven FK 58 unknown
17 Feb ZS-AMV Hawk Trainer 3 Randfontein
18 Feb G-ACPR DH 89 Burford, Oxon 19th also reported
18 Feb CF- Halifax, NS date reported
18 Feb Nxx 9 aircraft dbf Greenwood, MO date reported
18 Feb K3612 Vickers Valentia Wau, Sudan
19 Feb VH-UGE DH 60 Kurnell, NSW
19 Feb ZS-AOY Miles Monarch Brooklyn
19 Feb BuA1320 ? Curtiss SBC-4 Long Beach, CA
20 Feb ZS-AIB DH 80 unknown ex G-AAXV
20 Feb AN- ? Ford ? near Prizapolka TACA
20 Feb F-ANBI Caudron 282/10 Kanken, French Guinea
20 Feb ZS-AHX Rearwin 8500 Kroonstad
22 Feb W6424 DH 89 Clissen, France ex G-AEAM, or 23 Feb
23 Feb G-ADIC DH 82 Littlewick Green
23 Feb F- No.4 Koolhoven FK 58 unknown
25 Feb Nxx Cape May, NJ
25 Feb TI-33 Ford 5-AT San Isidro
25 Feb VH- Hodgson Downs (NT ?)
27 Feb G-ADPG DH 82 Desford
27 Feb C-148 Boeing 247 unknown, Colombia 29th also reported
27 Feb HK- Boeing 247D Bucuramanga Avianca
29 Feb W5782 DH 87 St Eval ex G-AFMP