July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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July 1st:
F-16 incident at Leeuwarden this morning according multiple Twitter / news sources. Ejection seat used.
https://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/107236 ... s-ljouwert

Edit 10.07lt
Leeuwarder Courant mentions Belgian F16 involved, incident occurred during startup.
Final Leeuwarden F16 departures apparently cancelled for today due to the incident.
https://www.lc.nl/friesland/leeuwarden/ ... 15683.html
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Re: July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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FA-130 seems to be the mishap aircraft (seen pics passing by).
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Re: July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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...well, two post-incident pictures apparently found their way to
https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/b ... leeuwarden :|

https://www.lc.nl/friesland/leeuwarden/ ... 16303.html
Henk Doorten, commander of the air base in Leeuwarden,
gave text and explanation about the incident with a Belgian F-16
on Thursday afternoon.


The fighter jet accelerated on take-up, Doorten reported.

,,The engine started producing more power and the plane didn't stay where it should be.
The pilot hit the brakes hard,
but the acceleration continued and he was forced to use the ejection seat.”

The Belgian pilot was able to leave the aircraft just before it hit a building
and eventually landed with his parachute outside the fences of the base.

A crew chief who did checks on the plane was initially dragged along and saw the plane drill into the building.

Both men were taken to hospital with injuries.

The pilot has an injury to his leg and the crew chief is still being checked for injuries.
Doorten could not say what was wrong with him.

Gone soon

The incident was soon over, in a span of 5 seconds it happened.
The pilot had to change gear very quickly.

On Thursday, the airbase would say goodbye to the F-16s that go to the airbase in Volkel.

After the incident, the further program was canceled.

The Dutch Safety Board will conduct an exploratory investigation into the cause at Leeuwarden Air Base.
"Colleagues from Belgium are also on their way to investigate it."
https://www.lc.nl/friesland/leeuwarden/ ... 16303.html
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Re: July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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FA-130 is now showing over S-France on ADS-B, calling BAF221. :shock:
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Bennie wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 11:42 FA-130 is now showing over S-France on ADS-B, calling BAF221. :shock:
That one got fixed quick :)
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Re: July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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Following request from Ronald Blom is visible on multiple Facebook groups. Let me copy it here to enlarge the audience:
Goedemorgen vliegtuig vrienden. Als wijkopper KMAR van de vliegbasis volg ik jullie groep met veel plezier. Gisteren waren er veel spotters op de bult met het plan mooie foto’s te maken van de laatste F-16’s vertrekkende vanaf LW. Dit liep allemaal heel anders. Nu kunnen jullie mij en het onderzoek helpen. Het onderzoeksteam wil heel graag foto’s en bewegende beelden hebben . Zo kunnen ze van seconde tot seconde het incident in reconstrueren. Een ieder van jullie stonden buiten het hek en dus vrij om te fotograferen. Vanaf maandag hoor ik graag van jullie . Het liefst via de dienstmail R.Blom.12@mindef.nl of via Messenger . Alvast bedankt en prettig weekend.
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Bennie wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 11:42 FA-130 is now showing over S-France on ADS-B, calling BAF221. :shock:
That one is flying in Belgium since 2 weeks, as we also had a FA-130 at Leeuwarden at the same time, so the one in Belgium has a wrong hexcode
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Re: July 1st F-16 incident EHLW Leeuwarden

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roberto wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 13:02
Bennie wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 11:42 FA-130 is now showing over S-France on ADS-B, calling BAF221. :shock:
That one is flying in Belgium since 2 weeks, as we also had a FA-130 at Leeuwarden at the same time, so the one in Belgium has a wrong hexcode
The one in Belgium does not have a wrong hexcode, the crossreference for that specific hexcode on the ADS-B site is wrong instead!
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