Incident General Dynamics F-16AM-20 FA 96,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46265
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Date:Tuesday 8 January 2002
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
MSN: 6H-96
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wijchmaal, Peer, near Kleine Brogel AFB, Limburg -   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
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.



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]
06-Nov-2022 22:10 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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