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Belgian Air Force mechanic opens fire by mistake, blows up another F-16

October 19, 2018

From the Air Force Times website

Scramble Magazine photograph

A mechanic with the Belgian Air Force was servicing an aircraft when he accidentally opened fire on another F-16 jet fighter sitting on the tarmac, destroying it, local media reported this week.

The incident occurred on Belgium’s Florennes Air Force Base Thursday, according to multiple media reports.

Scramble, a Dutch aviation magazine, posted pictures of what appears to be the burned out aircraft Friday. The Belgian Air Force confirmed the aircraft was burned to a husk, but did not confirm how the fire was started.

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