July 6, 1989
The Soviet Union promised to pay full compensation to Belgium and to conduct an investigation into an incident in which a pilotless MIG-23 fighter jet crashed into a house in Belgium, killing one man. The pilot, on a training mission that began in Poland, ejected after his jet developed mechanical problems, the Soviets said. The jet then continued, apparently on automatic pilot, across East Germany, West Germany and the Netherlands before crashing. Soviet Defense Minister Dimitri T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1987 |
A Belgian air force pilot was killed when his F-16 fighter plane crashed during a landing attempt, an air force spokesman said Tuesday.
July 15, 1989 |
A Belgian air force F-16 fighter jet crashed Friday but both crewmen aboard ejected safely, the Defense Ministry said.
July 27, 1997 |
A Jordanian plane crashed during an acrobatic maneuver at an air show, killing at least nine people. The small, single-seat plane showered horrified onlookers with flaming debris as it went down in the coastal resort of Ostend, about 60 miles west of Brussels. About 40 people were injured, 10 of them critically, said Interior Minister Johan Vande Lanotte, who was at the scene of the accident.