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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46335
Last updated: 5 October 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
Owner/operator:315 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-059
C/n / msn: 6D-142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hoeven, Halderberge, Noord-Brabant, -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Twenthe AB, Netherlands (ENS/EHTW)
Destination airport:Twenthe AB, Netherlands (ENS/EHTW)
Written off 22 December 1999 when Piper PA-28-140 PH-BLY collided with an F-16AM fighter (Klu J-059) in flight, and crashed at Hoeven, Halderberge, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. The (female) F-16 pilot ejected safely.

According to contemporary eyewitness reports:

"The accident happened on the 22nd December 1999. Pilot was 1st Lt Lonneke Maes of 315 Squadron. The F-16 was a F-16AM (MLU upgrade) with serial J-059 and was the very first F-16AM that the KLu lost.

The aircraft collided with Piper PA-28 with registration PH-BLY. Both pilot and student of the PA-28 were killed on impact, the F-16 was badly damaged, several systems out and an engine fire. 1st Lt Maes was forced to eject after which the F-16 crashed into a farmers field, not far from where the wreckages of the PA-28 had crashed."

It was concluded that regulations regarding uncontrolled airspace in force at the time where insufficient to avoid a collision between high speed aircraft and other air traffic.




Photo of J-059 courtesy

Uden - Volkel (EHVK / UDE)
25 November 1992; (c) Jonathan Verschuuren

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2008 03:10 harro Updated
18-Nov-2013 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:10 Boelck O. Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2019 19:56 ArneM1982 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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