July 7, 1989 |
In remarkably candid comments, a senior officer of the Soviet air force said Thursday that he was disappointed by the inability of Warsaw Pact air commanders to identify and stop a pilotless Soviet MIG-23 before it crossed four international borders and crashed into a house in Belgium, killing one man. Lt. Gen. Yevgeny I.
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.
July 5, 1989 |
A Soviet jet fighter flew over three NATO nations Tuesday, after its pilot ejected over Poland, and crashed into a house near the French-Belgian border, killing a teen-ager inside. Officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, headquartered in Brussels, said U.S. F-15s intercepted the MIG-23 soon after it entered NATO airspace and accompanied it until it crashed. They said the Soviet plane was carrying only conventional weapons.
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.
May 18, 1987
Two light airplanes collided in the air over Belgium, killing all nine people aboard--four Britons in one plane and five Belgians on a parachutists' flight, Belgian police reported. Police officials said they did not know why the planes collided in clear weather about 1 p.m., crashing into fields about 10 miles west of Antwerp near Sint Niklaas.