(Post Crash Management Exercise)
08 June 2010
Text & Pictures : Marc Arys - SBAP
A F16 (FA22) from Kleine Brogel due to land on the parallel runway at Florennes airbase suffered a catastrophic birdstrike in the landing pattern, forcing the pilot to eject. The aircraft came down near a hangar on the base.
The pilot did not suffer any injury but 6 people on the ground were wounded of which two died later on the scene.
This was the scenario of the exercice which is part of a regular evaluation of the P.U.I. (plan d'urgence et d'intervention – emergency and intervention plan) as to keep up the proficiency of all interveners.
The particularity of today's exercice was the fact that only a few people knew about it, where as in previous PCM's the exercice is announced on forehand, so the first interventions were as real as possible.