Part 1: FR1 - FR16

FR-1 c/n: 51-11250
  • 210755: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-A)
  • 081171: cat.4 - multiple birdstrikes in the neighbourhood of Liège. Was not repaired
  • 000172: struck of charge
  • 310172: stored Koksijde (total time : 3212:10 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

Part 1: FR1 - FR16 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FR-2 c/n: 51-16996
  • 080955: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-B)
  • 190460: cat.5 - crash near Mettendorf (Germany) after a flame-out. Pilot saved himself with his ejection seat. Lt. Catteeuw.
  • 000460: struck of charge (total time : 837:15 hrs)

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FR-3 c/n: 51-16998
  • 100955: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-C)
  • 160672: store Koksijde
  • 160672: struck of charge (total time : 3246:55 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Koksijde - Photo Pieter Van Gemert
FR-4 c/n: 52-7240
  • 090955: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-D)
  • 100557: cat.4 - at Laarbruch (Germany), wheel of main undercarriage blocked upon landing. Pilot OK. Cdt. Bob Mombers
  • 240671: Cat.? - contamination of the hydraulic system is discovered, was not repaired
  • 041071: stored Koksijde
  • 001071: struck of charge (total time : 2684:50 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-5 c/n: 51-1949
  • 041256: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-E)
  • 020863: cat.4 - emergency landing at Zweibrücken (Germany) after engine problems. Pilot ok, OLt. Luyten
  • 000069: cat.4 - at Karup (Denmark)
  • 160971: stored Koksijde
  • 000971: struck of charge (total time : 3424:20 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Photo 42 Squadron
FR-6 c/n: 51-1958
  • 000356: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-F)
  • 191159: cat.3 - at Bierset. During the approach the pilot noticed that the main landing gear did not lock. He tried to 'lock' it during a touch-and-go, but without succes. The aircraft was diverted to Brustem and after a normal landing the aircraft pulled to the right, hard braking on the left wheel caused the tire to explode and the aircraft ran off the runway.
  • 220771: cat.4 - crash during the landing at Bierset. Pilot ok, Maj. Davoine
  • 240172: stored Koksijde
  • 000172: struck of charge (total time : 2912:10 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Melsbroek - Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-7 c/n: 51-1957
  • 000556: taken on charge
  • 000056: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-G)
  • 080856: cat.5 - at Wahn (Germany, temporary base of 42 Squadron). During take-off the pilot noticed that the controls were heavy and broke off the start. The aircraft ran over the end of the runway and ended up in some lower ground. During the investigation it was discovered that the 'Pitch Control Switch', used to lock the controls while on the ground, were set on 'Elec'. Pilot ok, Sgt. Nollet.
  • 001156: struck of charge

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Wahn (Germany) 080856 - Collection Jacques Schelfaut
FR-8 c/n: 51-11257
  • 001055: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-H)
  • 010868: cat.4 - crash during the landing at Bierset. Pilot ok, OLt. Danny Dans
  • 150272: stored Koksijde
  • 000272: struck of charge (total time : 3260:25 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-9 c/n: 52-7229
  • 001055: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-J)
  • 260460: cat.2 - during the landing at Brustem the brakes failed and the aircraft ended in the overrun area. It crashed through a fence, which caused the nosegear to collaps partially. Pilot ok, Adj. J.Van Hurck
  • 160671: stored Koksijde
  • 000671: struck of charge (total time : 3195:50 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-10 c/n: 52-7230
  • 000358: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-K)
  • 090758: cat.? - tirebrist upon landing at Brustem
  • 270159: cat.5 - flame-out followed by fire over the range at Houthalen-Helchteren. The pilot tried to reach Kleine Brogel, but the aircraft crashed near Wijchmaal-Peer. The pilot, 1Lt. Pierre Provost, was killed.
  • 000159: struck of charge (total time : 259:30 hrs)

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Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-11 c/n: 51-16999
  • 000856: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-L)
  • 311056: cat.5 - crashed on a railway near Wahn/Lantremagne (Germany) after engine problems. Pilot ok, Sgt. Jules Renkin.
  • 001056: struck of charge (total time : 90:40 hrs)

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Lahr - Collection Jacques Schelfaut
FR-12 c/n: 52-7238
  • 000456: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-M)
  • 121060: cat.? - the two auxiliary tanks were jettisoned while the aircraft was on the flightline at Lahr (Germany). Cause was a shortcircuit in the electrical system.
  • 050572: stored Koksijde
  • 000572: struck of charge (total time : 3506:55 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

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Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-13 c/n: 52-7237
  • 120657: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-N)
  • 290558: during a flight to Denmark the aircraft flew over the neutral zone between East- and West-Germany by mistake (navigational error). The aircraft was intercepted by Russian MiG17s of 773 IAP based at Damgarten and forced to land on the Russian base of Parchim (near Damgarten, East Germany). The pilot tried to overshoot and escape, but was shot at by one of the MiGs and then decided to land. The pilot, Lt. Martin Paulus, stayed for one week as the guest of the Russian commander, but was then transferred to the East-German authorities. There he stayed for another two weeks before being transferred to Belgium. The aircraft was returned to the Belgian Air Force on 040758, dismantled on a truck. The russians had dismantled it with brute force and this was noticeable to the damage to the aircraft.
  • 150459: to Flight Refuelling (UK) for rebuild
  • 131159: returned to 42 Squadron
  • 170560: cat.5 - during the landing at Lahr (Germany) the right main wheel blocked which caused the aircraft to leave the runway and the undercarriage collapsed. Cause was a bad setting of the right wheelbrake. The aircraft was a write-off. Pilot ok, Capt. Richir
  • 000560: struck of charge (total time : 312:25 hrs)

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Photo 42 Squadron
FR-14 c/n: 52-7281
  • 061156: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-O)
  • 230560: cat.3 - ran of the runway during the landing at Koksijde
  • 221266: cat.5 - crash at Grand-Menil after engine problems. Pilot ejected safely, Adj. Dauchot.
  • 001266: struck of charge (total time : 1821:50 hrs)

Part 1: FR1 - FR16 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-15 c/n: 52-7282
  • 000357: taken on charge
  • 000000: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-P)
  • 170658: cat.? - at Hamont, pilot : 1Lt. Pot
  • 140964: cat.? - during take-off from Bierset the aircraft could not gain enough speed and the pilot decided to abandon the start and the aircraft was stopped by the barrier, virtually no damage to the aircraft
  • 090971: stored Koksijde
  • 000971: struck of charge (total time : 3761:35 hrs)
  • 310773: demilitarised MAAG (USAF) and scrapped

Part 1: FR1 - FR16 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen
FR-16 c/n: 52-7279
  • 000856: taken on charge
  • 000856: operated by 42 Squadron (H8-Q)
  • 240856: cat.5 - after a flame-out the aircraft crashed near Euskirchen/Sasserath (Germany). Pilot ejected safely. Sgt. Weyers;
  • 000856: struck of charge (total time : 25:25 hrs)





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