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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46969
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:12-MAR-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:349 Sqn Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: FA11
C/n / msn: 6H-11/B-015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ville-du-Bois, near Vrielsalm -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Beauvechain AB, Belgium (EBBE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Nominally ex-USAF 78-0126. Written off 12/3/1981: Crashed near Ville-du-Bois (not far from Vielsalm), Belgium, killing pilot Captain Jean-Marie Paul. During a low level interception an actuator from the leading edge automatic flap broke, and the F-16 went out of control and dived into the ground. Pilot did not eject.

NOTE: although the F-16 was on charge with 349 Sqn Belgische Luchmacht at the time of the crash, the pilot was from 350 Sqn, having "borrowed" the aircraft, as his "own" F-16 was unserviceable.

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200082.html
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/126/
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20090215024916/http://ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/BELGIUM/f_16_belgium.htm
4. http://belmilac.wetpaint.com/page/Part+1+%3A+FA-01+-+FA-20
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2009 11:36 harro Updated
03-Oct-2011 15:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 07:40 Koumes Updated [Operator]

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