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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0040

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Aircraft: : 86-0040
LM Aero T/V 5D-44
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86040
F-16D Block 32C
Current USAF 86040
F-16D Block 32C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jul 1987 [act] 86040 F-16D Block 32C
Aug 1987 [act] 86040 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C
15 Mar 1992 [act] 86040 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C
19 Mar 1997 [msh] 86040 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C AIB Report
Collided with #86-0257 and suffered only minor damage to tail and some turkey feathers and was easily repaired. Unfortunately 86-0257 was written-off. At the time this aircraft was on loan to the 93rd FS. The flight was a photoflight with 86-0040 passing underneath another three-ship. The pilot lost visual contact for a brief period in which he scraped 86-0257 which lost its radome and radar pitching up and not being able to recover. The pilot, Maj. Daley, ejected safely.
Unknown [act] 86040 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C
On loan to the 93rd FS.
12 Sep 1998 [msh] 86040 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C News Article
Crashed onto the Avon Park Range about 50 miles south of Orlando, Florida. The aircraft was in a four ship formation on a gunnery training mission from Homestead Air Reserve Station. The pilot, Capt. Thomas M. Carr, was killed in the mishap, and no one was in the backseat. Cause of the crash was human error, with improper distance with the other aircraft in the formation. Aircraft was on loan to the 93rd FS at the time of loss.
12 Sep 1998 [w/o] 86040 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16D Block 32C AIB Report

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Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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