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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75217
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Time:16:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Extra EA-300L
Registration: G-DUKK
MSN: 125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Calder, Leeds Road, Methley, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Destination airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
G-DUKK EA.300/L was sadly destroyed in a fatal accident on the afternoon of 19-06-2010 when it crashed during an aerobatic display at Methley Bridge Boatyard between Leeds and Castleford. The accident occurred during a riverside festival at around 16:00 hours and the aircraft came down in a field close to the River Calder. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft flew into the ground during a flying display. The pilot had not followed the display routine that he normally practised and initiated recovery from a flat spin at a height lower than required. The pilot was fatally injured on impact. The engineering investigation concluded that the aircraft was serviceable prior to the accident."

Emergency services attended and pronounced the pilot dead at the scene. The tragic pilot killed in his light aircraft has been named locally as Chris Penistone, aged 31. (Note the the pilot who was killed and the legally registered owner of G-DUKK are two different persons).

Registration G-DUKK cancelled by the CAA 29-09-2010 as "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
7. Air Yorkshire July 2010 p.11 at

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-DUKK courtesy

Sherburn in Elmet (EGCJ)
25 May 2009; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

19-Jun-2010 22:55 saf7670 Added
20-Jun-2010 01:42 fmw2004 Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
22-Jun-2010 02:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2012 16:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 14:29 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Dec-2014 04:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2016 02:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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