Text & Pictures : Marc Arys
© sbap 2011
During the F-16 solodisplay routine the aircraft collided with a civilian aircraft, which happened to have entered the airfield zone.
aircraft crashed onto the airfield, the F-16 into a parking lot.
The pilot of the F-16 ejected, but was seriously injured.
The occupants of the civilian aircraft also sufferd multiple injuries. Other victims, with one deceased person,
were to deplore in cars hit by the crashing F-16 into the parking lot.
emergency services were rapildy on the scene and together with the civilian
services, called upon, organised the rescue of the victims.
A VMP (Vooruitgeschoven Medische Post – Forward Medical Post) was installed and the ‘GMP’ (Gemeentelijk Rampenplan – Community ‘Disaster’ Plan) was issued.
This was the scenario of the
Post Crash management (PCM) exercise held at the Koksijde airbase on Monday, May
As with previous exercises of this kind, the aim is to process the existing procedures, evaluate and if necessary adapt them to increase
the efficiency and efficacity of all emergency services involved.
|F-16AM solo display in action||High speed 360°|
|Low pass before climb, few seconds before the collision||the F-16 crashed onto two cars in the parking lot|
|The firefighters at work|
|The firefighters extracting the victims and transporting them to the 'vooruitgeschoven medische post' (VMP)|
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