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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0253




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Aircraft: : 86-0253
LM Aero T/V 5C-359
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86253
F-16C Block 32C
Current USAF 86253
F-16C Block 32C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Sep 1987 [act] 86253 F-16C Block 32C
Oct 1987 [act] 86253 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16C Block 32C
01 Feb 1992 [act] 86253 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16C Block 32C
27 Sep 1993 [msh] 86253 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16C Block 32C
Collided at Gila Bend, Arizona at 12:29 hours with an F-16 (#86-0212) which landed safely. During BFM both aircraft rejoined each other and hit. The pilot, Major James Leslie, ejected safely.
27 Sep 1993 [w/o] 86253 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16C 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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