Friday, August 9, 2019

Jonker JS-1 Revelation, N213DT: Fatal accident occurred August 06, 2019 near Cotulla-La Salle County Airport (KCOT), Texas and Incident occurred August 08, 2017 in Uvalde County, Texas

2019 Uvalde Invitational - Tragedy at Uvalde: https://www.ssa.org

Steven Coggins Memorial Foundation


The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N213DT

Location: Cotulla, TX
Accident Number: CEN19FA253
Date & Time: 08/06/2019, 2030 CDT
Registration: N213DT
Aircraft: JONKER SAILPLANES JS1C
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 6, 2019, about 1530 central daylight time, a Jonker JS-1C glider, N213DT, impacted the ground under unknown circumstances near Cotulla, Texas, during a soaring competition. The pilot was fatally injured and the glider was destroyed. The glider was registered to an individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Garner Field Airport (UVA), near Uvalde, Texas, about 1330.

It was reported that the pilot was participating in the 2019 Uvalde Invitational and was flying a cross-country course that included three turn points. The intended flight would have included those turn points and returned to UVA. When the pilot did not return to UVA, and could not be reached via radio by the contest coordinators, a search was started. The glider was found about 7 nautical miles (nm) east-southeast of the Cotulla-La Salle County Airport (COT). COT was reportedly one of the turn points for the course.

The glider impacted a level field and the entire glider was located in the immediate vicinity of the wreckage. A linear ground scar consistent with wing impact was observed with the left wing of the glider directly over the ground scar and the right wing located a few feet forward of the ground scar. The glider's aft fuselage was broken and the tail was bent upward and to the left relative to the fuselage. The 4 piece wing spar was intact from tip to tip. The leading edge of the wing exhibited crushing damage along the entire span. The fuselage was crushed rearward from the nose to aft of the wing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JONKER SAILPLANES
Registration: N213DT
Model/Series: JS1C
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: COT, 474 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 39°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Uvalde, TX (UVA)
Destination: Uvalde, TX (UVA) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

August 08, 2017:  Glider force landed in a field.

Date: 08-AUG-17

Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N213DT
Aircraft Make: JONKER SAILPLANES
Aircraft Model: JS1C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: UVALDE
State: TEXAS

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