Posted on October 15, 2018
The moment a Belgian mechanic accidentally destroys an F-16 fighter jet with cannon
A Belgian mechanic destroyed a multi-million pound fighter jet after he accidentally fired a Vulcan cannon while carrying out repairs at an air force base.
The £15m plane quickly caught fired and exploded, according to Belgian broadcaster RTL.
The mechanic was working with a colleague on two F-16s in a hangar near the control tower.
It is understood that the third jet, which they inadvertently destroyed after firing the cannon, was just out of their line of sight.
Both mechanics were injured during the incident, which occurred on Thursday at the Florennes air base, 60 miles south of Brussels.