January 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
Jan 1931 CF- Fort Rae, NWT
Jan 1931 F-AJBE LeO 213 Kenley, G-
Jan 1931 NC10338 Boeing 40 unknown possibly 26 Nov 1931
Jan 1931 J7991 Horsley unknown 100 Sqn
1 Jan VT- ? DH80 ? Abadan, Iraq pilot Aspy Engineer
1 Jan NC743K Boeing 40B-4 Crescent Lake, OR
2 Jan G- ? Dagenham, Essex pilot Mayers
2 Jan G-AARV 504K Bekesbourne
2 Jan G-AAUR DH 60 Tasiusak, Greenland 4th also reported
2 Jan G-ABHO Ford 5-AT Tripoli, Libya
2 Jan D- Polling, Austria Luft Hansa
2 Jan VT- DH 60 Shaiba
2 Jan FAA Blackburn Ripon St Paul's Bay, Malta
3 Jan VH-UIM DH 51 Dobroyd Point, NSW ex G-EBIM, 3rd February also reported
3 Jan Nxx Seattle, WA query date
3 Jan VH-UNG Klemm L.25 Yeticup Lake, WA
3 Jan J9664 Fairey IIIF El Massana
3 Jan USAAC Winkleman, AZ
4 Jan G-ABDV DH 60 Emelin, Poland
4 Jan I- (mil?) off Tripoli, Libya query date
4 Jan Nxx Overton, TX
4 Jan Nxx Johnson City, TN
4 Jan Nxx St Joseph, MO
4 Jan VH-UIB DH 60 Kangaroo Island
5 Jan F- Cape Juby, Africa query date
5 Jan RAF Westland Wapiti Shaibah, Iraq 84 Sqn
5 Jan RAF Hunstanton
6 Jan XB- Mexico City
6 Jan EC-mil Melilla, Morocco query date
6 Jan I-BOER Savoia S-55 Bolama, Port Guinea
6 Jan I-RECA Savoia S-55 Bolama, Port Guinea
6 Jan I- Savoia S-55 South Atlantic
6 Jan J9664 Fairey IIIF Habil-Barak
6 Jan G-ABCF Avro Avian Hokitika, ZK-
6 Jan J- Numadzu
6 Jan Nxx Lockheed Vega Marshall, TX 7th also reported
6 Jan VH-UNN DH 60 Griffith, NSW 7th also reported
8 Jan OO-AIL Fokker F.VIIb/3m Ghent 9th also reported
8 Jan K1068 HP Hinaidi ground Upper Heyford  collision
8 Jan K1071 HP Hinaidi ground Upper Heyford collision
8 Jan USAAC Encinal, TX
9 Jan D- glider Hersenheim query date
9 Jan Nxx Miami, FL
9 Jan K1095 Bristol Bulldog unknown collision, 54 Sqn
9 Jan K1607 Bristol Bulldog unknown collision, 54 Sqn
10 Jan EC- ? Madrid
10 Jan NC397H Lockheed Vega 5 Santiago, Chile
10 Jan NR766W Bellanca CH-300 Bermuda to Azores
10 Jan J9380 Westland Wapiti Risalpur, India
10 Jan I-mil Fernando Noronha
10 Jan OO-mil Braine-le-Chateau
11 Jan Nxx Mount Kisko, NY
11 Jan Nxx Gloversville, NY
11 Jan Nxx Philadelphia, PA
11 Jan RAF unknown
12 Jan G-AAUT Blackburn Bluebird  off Felixstowe
12 Jan F- West Africa
12 Jan J8865 AW Siskin North Weald collision
12 Jan J8946 AW Siskin North Weald collision
12 Jan J9032 HP Hinaidi unknown 90 Sqn
12 Jan J9452 AW Atlas Spittlegate
12 Jan J9562 AW Atlas Manston
12 Jan F9168 Vickers Vimy Haxey, Lincs
12 Jan F9178 Vickers Vimy Duxford
12 Jan RAF Misson, Notts 2 FTS
12 Jan USAAC Delaware River
13 Jan OB-(mil?) Atocongo
13 Jan USAAC 30-250 Curtiss A-3 Barksdale Field, LA
14 Jan J- Fukuoka
14 Jan VH- DH 60 Canberra query date
14 Jan S1358 Blackburn Ripon HMS Glorious
14 Jan LN-mil N.34 Floro query date
15 Jan G-EBHI AW Wolf Wyken, Salop 16th also reported
15 Jan NC8611 Fleet 3 Bartow, FL
16 Jan J- (mil?) Formosa
17 Jan F-AIVU Breguet 280 Lympne, G-
17 Jan G-AUJD Junkers W.34 Wampit, NG
17 Jan VH-UFQ Ireland Meteor Mascot, NSW
17 Jan EC-mil 2 aircraft Albacete collision
17 Jan USAAC 22-1142  DH 4B Matagorda, TX
19 Jan G-AAEV DH 61 Broken Hill
19 Jan F-AJNS LeO 213 Smarden, Kent, G-
19 Jan CCCP-202 Kalinin K.4 unknown
19 Jan J8241 Vickers Virginia Worthy Down
19 Jan RAF AW Siskin North Weald
19 Jan FAA Fairey IIIF HMS Courageous
20 Jan D- Munich
20 Jan VP-YAD ? DH 60 Springs, South Africa
20 Jan Nxx 6 a/c, 1 glider dbf Kenosha, WI query date
20 Jan J8252 Bristol Fighter Old Sarum
20 Jan FAA Fairey IIIF Spithead
20 Jan OK-mil Austria
21 Jan XB-mil Savoia S.44 Progreso query date
22 Jan G-EBZK Bristol Type 109 Lympne
22 Jan NC10341 ? Boeing 40B-4 Washougal, WA
22 Jan NC176W Lockheed Vega 5B Jewett, TX
22 Jan J9570 Bristol Bulldog Upavon
22 Jan J-army ? Seoul, Korea
22 Jan J-navy Oppama query date
23 Jan NC652E Fokker F-10A unknown
23 Jan J-army Mt Watamuki
23 Jan OK-mil Pistyan
24 Jan Nxx Portland, OR
25 Jan G-AACW Avro 504K Horley
25 Jan G- glider Wingham, Kent
25 Jan F- Bron, Lyons
25 Jan Nxx Wilton, CT
26 Jan NC5170 Fokker F-10 Alhambra, CA
26 Jan VH- Junkers W.34 Snake River, NG
26 Jan S1263 Blackburn Iris Mount Batten collision
26 Jan S1353 Fairey IIIF Mount Batten collision
26 Jan S1504 Fairey IIIF ditching test Harwich
26 Jan USN Guantanamo, Cuba
27 Jan VH-UPP DH 60 Geelong, V ex G-EBPP
27 Jan G-AAOH Blackburn Bluebird Bushey Park
27 Jan G-ABDS Blackburn Bluebird Baltimore, MD, USA
27 Jan N9456 Fairey IIID Lee-on-Solent
27 Jan SE- (mil?) Stockholm
28 Jan D-1313 Heinkel HD24 Lake Rico, Argentina
28 Jan EC- Manzanares
28 Jan LV- Lago Argentino
29 Jan CF- (VO-?) DH 60 Green Bay, NF
29 Jan USAAS 23683 DH 4 Fort Crockett, TX
29 Jan SE- Fv.1202 Bristol Bulldog unknown
30 Jan D-1559 Daimler L.20 Wolsztyn, Poland
30 Jan D-1929 Do X Gando, Azores 3rd February also reported
30 Jan Nxx Nashville, TN
30 Jan SSSR-210 Dornier Merkur unknown
30 Jan VH-UAW DH 60 Broad Creek, SA
30 Jan J9053 Fairey IIIF Aden Harbour
31 Jan G-AAYL DH 60 France pilot Ivins
31 Jan Nxx dbf Dresserville, NY query date