Incident General Dynamics F-16B-20-MLU Fighting Falcon FB-20,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 283416
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Wednesday 14 September 2022
Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-16B-20-MLU Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:10th Tactical Wing, Belgian Air Component
Registration: FB-20
MSN: 6J-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Ostend-Bruges Airport, West Flanders -   Belgium
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Kleine Brogel Air Base (EBBL)
Destination airport:Kleine Brogel Air Base (EBBL)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft was on a training sortie out of the Kleine Brogel Air Base. While on an approach into Koksijde Airport, the aircraft was hit by lightning, causing an onboard electrical failure. The approach was aborted and the Emergency Power Unit was activated. A precautionary landing was made at Ostend-Bruges International Airport, necessitating a tempory stop of local traffic and diversion of two inbound commercial flights to Brussels International Airport.


Revision history:

16-Sep-2022 06:16 Anon Added
16-Sep-2022 07:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location]
07-Nov-2022 07:35 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314