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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46370
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Time:21:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A(R)
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: FA39
C/n / msn: 6H-39
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hamois, Wallonia, Namour, Dinart -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Florennes AB, Netherlands (EBFS)
Destination airport:Florennes AB, Netherlands (EBFS)
Ex-USAF 78-0154, built by SABCA and delivered 31 October 1981. Written off 23 March 1999: Around 21:20 the aircraft crashed near Hamois, a Walloon municipality and village located in the Belgian province of Namur, at approximate Coordinates: 50°20′N 05°08′E

The pilot (Kapt. Fréderique Désirotte) did not attempt to eject and was killed. The aircraft crashed at an angle of 30 degrees and a speed of 1,000km/hr into the ground. The impact into the ground was so hard that the engine was recovered buried 15 meters under the surface.




Photo of FA39 courtesy

Waddington (EGXW / WTN)
4 August 1986; (c) Lewis Grant

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2013 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 08:12 Lotos Updated [Operator]

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