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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Belgian Air Force

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Found 62 aircraft, displaying 16- 30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
10 Sep 1986 [ w/o] FA-42 78- 0157 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10 B Details
Fell out of the sky near Bourseigne-La-Vielle (near Gedinne), Belgium during a low-level exercise. The aircraft hit the ground during a turn and was piloted by Lieutenant Yvan Stoffijn, who was killed.
13 Jul 1989 [ w/o] FB-06 78- 0167 BAF 350 sqn F-16B Block 1 Details
Crash occurred near Hurtebise (near St. Hubert), Belgium. The crew of two, Lieutenant Dirk Creupelandt and Major Gommaire Van Beneden, both ejected safely
23 Jun 1993 [ w/o] FB-11 78- 0172 BAF 1 W F-16B Block 10 A Details
Crashed during delivery from Gosselies, at Marche-en-Famenne, after getting the Falcon 2000 update. Both crew from the BAF Flight Test Centre, Major Frank Dewinne and Lieutenant Colonel Marc D'Espallier, ejected without injuries.
19 Sep 1987 [ w/o] FA-52 80- 3543 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10 D Details
Collided with F-16A (FA-31, 78-0146) 30 km South-west of Limoges, France. For Slt. Albert Jonnart the collision was fatal. The tail section was ripped off and the aircraft automatically climbed to 5,000 ft. Did the pilot try to eject? Fact is that the ejection seat was activated upon impact with the ground and only at that moment the pilot was seperated from his seat. The pilot of the other aicraft, Danny Faye, managed to make an emergency landing at Limoges.
19 Oct 1989 [ w/o] FA-54 80- 3545 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10 D Details
Destroyed in a mid-air with F-16A (78-0127, FA-12) near Kirgirac, Turkey. The pilot, Cdt. Donald Vercaemst, was killed
22 Jul 1997 [ con] FA-56 80- 3547 F-16A Block 15 B Details
Two flame-outs occured when flying over France. After two succesfull airstarts, the aircraft landed safely somewhere in France
20 Sep 1983 [ w/o] FA-59 80- 3550 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15 D Details
During a simulated emergency landing at Kleine Brogel AB, the aircraft hit the runway very hard and was severely damaged. Nevertheless the pilot managed to get the aircraft airborne again but subsequently crashed in Overpelt, Belgium. Slt. Mark Mussche from 23 Squadron ejected safely, but the aircraft was from 31 Squadron.
15 Apr 2004 [ sto] FA-60 80- 3551 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
When attending Night Vision Goggle/Targeting Pod-training in El Centro (USA), pilot Cdt. Phille Heytens had a crash-landing. While landing, the FA-60 broke his left landing gear and the plane stopped next to the runway. Heytens stayed cool and remained in his cockpit. The FA-60 was planned to be stored at Weelde this year, so it will probably not be repaired although repairable
17 Nov 1988 [ w/o] FA-62 80- 3553 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15 F Details
Destroyed in a crash near Kaulille, Belgium after impacting birds. Pilot, Captain Bernard Flamang, ejected safely
14 Sep 1987 [ w/o] FA-63 80- 3554 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 F Details
Destroyed near Kleine Brogel, Belgium. Captain William Drieskens was killed in the accident. During a nightflight, while participating in exercise 'Cold Fire 87' the pilot notices a serious defect on the tailplanes. During the emergency landing at Kleine Brogel the pilot looses control and crashed.
07 Sep 1993 [ w/o] FA-64 80- 3555 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 F Details
Hit power lines at 450 ft near Neochorion, Greece. Cdt. Dirk Claeys ejected safely
02 Mar 1992 [ act] FA-69 80- 3560 F-16A Block 15 H Details
After experiencing a main generator failure, the aircraft landed safely at Leeuwarden AFB, Netherlands
30 Jun 1986 [ w/o] FA-79 80- 3570 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 K Details
Crashed near Petit-Han, Belgium. Collided with a French Jaguar A (A116/11-MW) of the 2/11 'Escadron de Chasse'. Captain Jack Cavanas ejected safely but his french counterpart, Capt. Michel Prunas, didn't survive the accident
29 Apr 1997 [ w/o] FA-80 80- 3571 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 M Details
Impacted the ground near Geetbets, Belgium. The aircraft was piloted by Captain Martin Levicar. The Captain was able to eject safely
01 Aug 2005 [ act] FA-83 80- 3574 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The nosewheel collapsed when taxiing to the runway at Kleine Brogel AB.

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Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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