Investigation launched into two "serious accidents" at Defense

A F-16 at Volkel Air Base
A F-16 at Volkel Air Base. (Photo: Rob Schleiffert / Wikimedia Commons)

The Defense Inspectorate launched investigations into two serious accidents at the Ministry of Defense, the Inspectorate said on its website.

The first incidents concerns a "serious injury to a soldier". The soldier was hurt during training at the Brigade Special Security Command in Huis ter Heide in October 2017.

The second investigation involves a F-16 fighter jet at the air base in Leeuwarden. The aircraft sustained "considerable damage" during shooting practice on the training ground for fighter aircraft on Vleiland on January 21st this year.

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