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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46265
Last updated: 7 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16AM-20
Owner/operator:349 Sqn Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: FA 96
C/n / msn: 6H-96
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wijchmaal, Peer, Limburg, near Kleine Brogel Airbase -   Belgium
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium (EBBL)
Destination airport:Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium (EBBL)
Ex-USAF 80-3587, built by SABCA and delivered 15 February 1985. Underwent MLU (Mid Life Update) at some point between April 1996 and May 1998.

Written off 8 January 2002 when crashed at Wijchmaal, Peer, Limburg, Belgium, on approach to Kleine Brogel AB; forcing pilot Cdt. Paul Gillis to eject. The aircraft was returning from a deployment to the ACM range at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, UK, when it experienced engine problems over Leopoldsburg.

The pilot tried to reach to Kleine Brogel, but when he noticed that he could not make it, he was guided by 2 other F-16's to a remote area near Kleine Brogel and the pilot ejected safely.




Photo of FA 96 courtesy

Kleine Brogel (EBBL)
19 June 2001; (c) Fred Willemsen

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
01-Oct-2011 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 02:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 02:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 02:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
09-Nov-2014 08:15 Lotos Updated [Operator]

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