An F-16 aircraft has been completely destroyed after exploding at a Belgian military base, according to the country’s Air Force. Two people have reportedly been injured, and a second plane was damaged.
“A fire was declared during maintenance work on an F-16” in Florennes, the Air Force wrote on Twitter, adding that the plane was completely burned. “A second plane suffered collateral damage.”
Two technicians who were performing maintenance on the plane when the explosion occurred were injured. They are suffering from hearing problems following the blast, SudInfo reported.
The incident happened at around 2:10pm local time on Thursday.
It is a human error that caused the incident. An unfortunate gesture of a gunsmith working on an aircraft. The bullets hit two aircraft of the same type placed in his line of sight.