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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162458
Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Time:13:39 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:120th FS, 140th FW, Colorado ANG, USAF (120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Fighter Wing, Colorado ANG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 87-0337
C/n / msn: 5C-598
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lamar Municipal Airport,3 miles SW of Lamar,Prowers County,Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado (BFK/KBFK)
Destination airport:Lamar Municipal Airport. Lamar, Colorado (LAA/KLAA)
Written off 28 June 2005: Whilst on a sortie from Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado, the pilot tried to make an emergency landing of the plane at Lamar Municipal Airport (LAA/KLAA) - a city owned, public airport, three miles south west of Lamar, in Prowers County, Colorado, USA, after fire warnings went off in the cockpit.

When the pilot, Major Julian Clay, realized he wouldn't be able to stop before hitting the end of the runway, he ejected, only suffering minor injuries (reportedly a sprained ankle). After the ejection the plane ran off the runway and split in two. This was the second ejection of this pilot; he had previously ejected from F-16 86-0325 on November 9 1993 (which see)

Air Force officials later determined (in a press release dated November 23 2005) that an improperly installed engine augmenter fan manifold caused a severe fuel leak, and, as a result, the F-16 caught fire and crash-landed at Lamar Municipal Airport.



F-16C of the 401st TFW based at Torrejon AB, Spain. Seen arriving for exercise "Excalibur 90", call sign "Rebel 1" landing at RAF Lakenheath, UK 20 July 1990 General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (401), USA - Air Force AN1476775


Photo of 87-0337 courtesy

Lakenheath (EGUL / LKZ)
21 July 1990; (c) Alex Christie

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Revision history:

23-Nov-2013 00:47 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2013 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]

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