“The pilot is safe and well,” a ministry spokesman told AFP.
A local police spokesman added that “no-one was injured and there is no material damage” beyond the plane, which national news agency Belga said burst into flames after missing a military runway at Kleine Brogel, near eastern Peer, the pilot having ejected before impact.
F-16s would be worth scores of millions of dollars depending on age and specifications.
Photo: F-16 Belgian AF (Fa-94) M. van Leeuwen Z.A.P.P. archive