An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, out
of Buckley AFB, ejected safely after an emergency landing June 28
at nearby Lamar Airfield.
The accident occurred during a training flight in a southeast
Colorado military training area. He was attempting an emergency
landing after receiving a cockpit fire warning indication. The
pilot’s wingman confirmed there was a fire in the aircraft
The pilot followed emergency procedures and landed the aircraft
at the nearest suitable airport, where he lost directional control
upon landing and skidded off the runway. He then ejected safely and
received minor injuries. There was no ordnance onboard the
The aircraft is assigned to the Colorado Air National
Guard’s 140th Wing.
A board of military officers is estimating the damage to the
aircraft and the cause of the accident.