Belgian F-16 hits a wall, burns down; pilot injured

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An F-16 fighter jet of Belgian Air Component caught fire after colliding with a wall while taxiing at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands.

The incident happened in the morning of July 1, 2021. According to Dutch media, two people were injured.

The pilot ejected from the burning airplane and broke his leg. Another injured person was in the building at the time of the collision.

The fire was promptly extinguished by the base’s fire brigade, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The Belgian aircraft was stationed in the Netherlands for an exercise. An investigation into the event was launched.


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