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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46518
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Time:11:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A ADF Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:169th FSqn /182nd FGp Illinois ANG USAF (169th Fighter Squadronqn /182nd FGp Illinois ANG United States Air Force)
Registration: 82-0934
C/n / msn: 61-527
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado (BFK/KBFK) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado (BFK/KBFK)
Destination airport:General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport(PIA/KPIA)
F-16A ADF 82-0934 of the 169th FS, 182nd FG, Illinois Air National Guard, USAF (Call sign TORCH 1) was written off on June 12 1994, due to loss of control on take off from Buckley ANGB, Aurora, Colorado on a flight to its base at General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. Peoria, Illinois (PIA/KPIA).

According to the following extract (albeit redacted/censored) from the summary of the official USAF inquiry into the incident:

"The pilot of the accident aircraft, call sign TORCH 1, was the flight leader of three F-16A aircraft taking off for the final leg of a navigational proficiency mission that originated on 9 June 1994 from Peoria, Illinois.

On 12 June 1994, the mission included a flight from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado.

The aircraft crashed at 11:40 a.m. while taking off from Buckley on runway 14 for a flight back to Peoria. The pilot," [name redacted/censored] "ejected safely prior to the aircraft crashing. There was no damage to private property.

The aircraft crashed on 12 June 1994 on Buckley Air National Guard Base at 11:40 a.m. It impacted on the infield grass approximately 200 feet right of the runway centre line 6,600 feet from brake release in approximately 90 degrees of bank and 142 knots. The pilot ejected approximately fifty feet above the ground with the aircraft in an approximately sixty degree right bank."


1. Flight International 16-22 August 1995

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2011 10:53 harro Updated [Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2013 04:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2021 22:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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