They will be pulling these babies apart and stocking the shelves... NDI shops will be busy for months....
An F-16A fighter jet was destroyed and another F-16A received minor damage after a technician accidentally opened fire from third plane during ground maintenance in Belgium’s Florennes Air Base.
Two people suffered minor injuries and were treated on site. They mostly sustained hearing injuries due to the explosion’s shock wave.
The destroyed fighter jet was on the ground near a hangar when it was accidentally fired upon by another F-16A which was undergoing routine ground maintenance.
Civilian firefighters were deployed to the scene as well as an ambulance.
The Belgian The Aviation Safety Directorate (ASD) is currently investigating the exact cause.
The Florennes Air base houses the 2nd Tactical Wing which comprises the 1st ‘Stingers’ Squadron and the 350th ‘Ambiorix’ Squadron. It contained about 20 F-16s.