Details appear of what happened to the F-16 the other day aviation base of the royal belgian air force florenn. Recall that initially it was reported that the F-16 was seriously injured during the "incident during the repair." It was also added that the second F-16 plane at the same airbase was damaged due to some kind of collateral effect. The incident occurred on October 11th.
So what happened at Florenn Air Base in reality?
It turns out that during the operability test of the aviation gun, the mechanic of the Belgian Air Force overdid it and carried out a shot. Reports the edition about it "Business Insider". The material states that a technical service employee got from a cannon into an airplane, which at that moment was preparing for flight. As a result, the plane exploded on the runway.
The F-16 of the Belgian Air Force is completely burned out. The whole territory of the airbase was clouded with thick black smoke. The flames spread to another fighter standing a few meters away, which suffered not so much.
Serious injuries and burns were received by two technicians who prepared the plane for flight.
According to the latest data, the aircraft that exploded as a result of falling from an aircraft cannon cannot be recovered. This can be judged by cutting frames in the video:
It is reported that a commission is working that ascertains all the circumstances that led to the firing of an aircraft cannon.
A mechanic accidentally shot down the F-16 of the Belgian Air Force. Incident details
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