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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46884
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:20-SEP-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:31 Sqn Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: FA59
C/n / msn: 6H-59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Overpelt, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Beauvechain AB, Belgium (EBBE)
Destination airport:Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium (EBBL)
Narrative:
Written off 20 September 1983: During a simulated emergency landing at Kleine Brogel AB, the aircraft hit the runway very hard, and was severely damaged. Nevertheless, the pilot managed to get the aircraft airborne again, but subsequently crashed in Overpelt, Limburg, Belgium. Pilot, S/Lt. Mark Mussche from 23 Squadron ejected safely, but the aircraft was from 31 Squadron.

On 25 September 1983, wreckage was transported to Evere for component recovery and scrapping. Fin reportedly used on FA113 (88-0038) which was written off 12 May 1995, and rebuilt to static display standards at Beauvechain from 17 June 1996

Sources:

1. http://www.ailes-militaires-belges.be/index.php?lang=frindex.php?lang=fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166&Itemid=260
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/820/
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1980.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20090215024916/http://ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/BELGIUM/f_16_belgium.htm
5. http://belmilac.wikifoundry.com/page/Part+3+%3A+FA-41+-+FA-60


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
30-Oct-2013 04:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 08:24 HH99 Updated [Operator]

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