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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228039
Last updated: 16 August 2019
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Date:06-AUG-2019
Time:11:54:00 UTC
Type:Jonker JS1-C-21 Revelation
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N213DT
C/n / msn: 1C-066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Uvalde, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Garner Field Airport (UVA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The glider impacted field terrain under unknown circumstances in Uvalde, Texas. The glider was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injures.
The glider pilot did not return from a competition flight and SAR was launched.

- NTSB Preliminary:

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.

Sources:

FAA
https://www.ssa.org/Contests?show=blog&id=6055

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190807X13427&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Aug-2019 21:01 Captain Adam Added
12-Aug-2019 09:03 tom Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2019 18:49 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2019 01:47 Captain Adam Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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