Nick Polce - Oct 28, 2005 - 08:04 PM THATS ME, I am Nick Polce son of Diane and Nick. I was there that night it crashed in my back yard. It was scary but something that I will always remember and sort of cherish. My dream now is to become a naval avaitor. So its kind of ironic.
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10 Sep 1993
USAF 23 FS
08 Oct 1993
USAF 23 FS
The aircraft crashed at 18:30 hours on a delivery flight at Remsen, near Griffiss AFB, New York. Air Force investigators have concluded that night fog and a blown fuse in instruments that receive landing information were the cause of the crash. Because of this situation the pilot had to divert, but the engine cut due to fuel starvation. The pilot, Captain Robert 'Rob' Swaringen, ejected safely. The F-16 cut a 1,000-foot swath through the trees off Joslyn Road before coming to rest in a fiery heap 500 feet from the home of Nick and Diane Polce. The aircraft was being delivered from Fort Worth, Texas to the 23rd FS in Spangdahlem AB, Germany.