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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0247

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Aircraft: : 86-0247
LM Aero T/V 5C-353
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86247
F-16C Block 30C
Current USAF 86247
F-16C Block 30C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Sep 1987 [act] 86247 F-16C Block 30C
Oct 1987 [act] 86247 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
26 Jun 1988 [msh] 86247 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Crashed near Merxzell-Burbach, Germany. It was the third crash in one day on German soil, and it stopped low level flying in that country from December onwards. The pilot, Captain Jack Friedman, ejected safely. The cause was determined as a failure of the no. 5 engine bearing. The aircraft was temporarily stationed at Baden-Baden AFB.
26 Jun 1988 [w/o] 86247 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C

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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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