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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Belgian Air Force

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Found 62 aircraft, displaying 31- 45 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
25 Oct 1989 [ w/o] FA-85 80- 3576 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 M Details
Fell out of the sky near Budel, Netherlands after suffering a birdstrike. Slt. Eric Bosmans ejected safely while on approach to Kleine Brogel AB.
06 Feb 2004 [ act] FA-88 80- 3579 F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
The pilot, Lt. Wouter Rombouts, had to make an emergency landing at Solenzara, Corse. The problem occured after coming back from an air-to-air firing mission above the sea when he had a master caution and decided to land immediately. There seemed to be problems with the brakes. The procedure in this case is the landing with the arrestor hook. The pilot had only minor injuries. Wouter Rombouts is the same pilot that crash-landed its F-16 on December 9th, 2003 with its collegue Ronny Vaerten
03 Aug 1997 [ con] FA-89 80- 3580 F-16A Block 15 P Details
During final approach, the nose landinggear refused to exit. The pilot, Cdt. 'Mich' Kerkhofs made a succesfull landing. Damage to the aircraft was limited to the CARAPACE antenna under the intake
16 Feb 2004 [ act] FA-89 80- 3580 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Made an emergancy landing at Solenzara AB. Lieutenant Wouter Rombouts stayed with the aircraft. It was repaired.
27 Nov 1991 [ act] FA-90 80- 3581 F-16A Block 15 P Details
Nosewheel collapsed during landing at Florennes AB after a testflight delivering the aircraft after it received the Falcon 2000 upgrade. Pilot was SABCA testpilot Serge Martin
09 Dec 2003 [ w/o] FA-93 80- 3584 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Collided with F-16A (88-0047, FA-122) at 11:30 hours near the towns of Somal and Failon, Belgium. Both aircraft were conducting a FAC exercise at the time of the accident. One pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Ronny Vaerten didn't eject and was found in the wrecked cockpit while the other pilot, Lieutenant Wouter Rombouts ejected, suffering minor injuries.
08 Jan 2002 [ w/o] FA-96 80- 3587 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Crashed on approach to Kleine Brogel forcing Cdt. Paul Gillis to eject. The aircraft suffered an engine malfunction causing it to catch fire.
09 Jan 1992 [ w/o] FB-13 80- 3588 BAF 23 sqn F-16B Block 15 B Details
Fell to earth near Euskirchen, Germany after both crew members, Captain Dirk Claeys and Slt. Glenn Schevenels, ejected safely
09 Mar 2009 [ sto] FB-14 80- 3589 BAF 31 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU Details
Made an emergency landing with some major structural damage.
19 Sep 1984 [ w/o] FB-16 80- 3591 BAF 23 sqn F-16B Block 15 D Details
Destroyed in a crash while flying over the Helchteren range, Belgium which killed both crew, Captain Henri De Wageneer and Slt. Dirk Ponsaerts.
19 Sep 2019 [ w/o] FB-18 80- 3593 BAF 2 W F-16B Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The jet crashed during a standard training flight around 10:30hrs local near the French town of Pluvignert after suffering an engine malfunction. Both pilots ejected safely.
24 Apr 2002 [ w/o] FB-19 80- 3594 BAF OCU F-16B Block 20 MLU Details
Crashed at Sellingen, The Netherlands in collission with PH-3G8 (Comco Ikarus C42 ULM). One of the pilots, Captain Luc Viane, didn't survive the crash, nor did the ULM pilot. The other F-16 pilot, Cmdt. Martin Levicar, survived with minor injuries
16 Aug 2012 [ w/o] FA-99 86- 0075 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The aircraft was practising touch and goes at Kleine Brogel AB around 15:10 local. After such a practising manouver the aircraft had just left the runway when the pilot, Lieutenant Jean Francois Van Cranem, called out a mayday and a report that he had been hit by birds (birdstrike). The tower reported three loud bangs and a fire erupting from the engine. The pilot ejected immediately and found himself hanging in a tree te be rescued by the fire department at 15:55 local, only sustaining minor injuries. The cause is still under investigiation, but we can fairly say this crash was caused by a birdstrike.
10 Jul 2002 [ act] FA-100 86- 0076 F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Struck bird and smoke filled cockpit, but pilot landed safely at Ostend Airport. Aircraft was repaired.
09 Jul 1999 [ act] FA-104 87- 0048 F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Emergency landing at Br├╝ggen AB, Germany after a mission during Allied Force. Cause unknown.

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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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