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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213086
Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BU33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bücker Bü-133C Jungmeister
Registration: SE-AJA
MSN: 41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bauska district Brukna -   Latvia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Biržai Airport (EYBI)
Destination airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS)
Investigating agency: TAIIB Latvia
Three vintage planes flew from Biržai to Spilve. After entering the Latvian airspace the pilot of Bücker Bü-133C, registration SE-AJA announced that the oil pressure had dropped and decided to make an emergency landing. During a forced landing in the territory of rural municipality Dāviņi the aircraft collided with the ground. The pilot, the sole person on board, was fatally injured.

Direct cause:
The probable direct cause of the accident the aircraft Bucher BU 133C “Jungmeister”, registration SE-AJA was the pilot's capability did not cope with piloting of the aircraft in complicated situation during emergency landing.

Root cause:
The root cause of the accident aircraft Bucher BU 133C “Jungmeister”, registration SE-AJA was engine failure due to reduced lubricant (oil) supply to engine oil system;
Contributing causes:
- Loss of power when the aircraft was on final approach to the landing area, at low airspeed and low height above uneven ground.
- The pilot’s physiological and psychological factors in complicated situation during emergency landing


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIIB Latvia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


Photo of SE-AJA courtesy

3 June 2017; (c) Tim Spearman

Håtuna (Stockholm), Sweden. 27 May 2017.

Revision history:

08-Jul-2018 20:02 jmskydancer Added
08-Jul-2018 20:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
08-Jul-2018 20:06 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jul-2018 14:47 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
16-Jul-2018 19:51 Anon. Updated [Location, Source]
12-Aug-2019 19:05 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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