F-16 Aircraft Database

Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0257




F-16 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 86-0257
LM Aero T/V 5C-363
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86257
F-16C Block 32C
Current USAF 86257
F-16C Block 32C
Status [w/o]

⇦ Copy-paste this code to link this airframe from our forum

Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Sep 1987 [act] 86257 F-16C Block 32C
Oct 1987 [act] 86257 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16C Block 32C
01 Oct 1991 [act] 86257 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16C Block 32C
Jul 1994 [act] 86257 USAF 704 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 32C
Apr 1996 [act] 86257 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 32C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 482 OG
19 Mar 1997 [msh] 86257 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 32C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 482 OG
Collided with F-16D #86-0040 from the same squadron over the Gulf of Mexico. Five F-16's were in an air-to-air photo session. The F-16D was passing under three F-16C's when it hit one of the aircraft. The F-16C lost its entire nose and could not regain control. The pilot was forced to eject. The pilot, Major Dennis Daley, ejected from the aircraft at 11:45 hours. Twenty minutes later a United States Coast Guard helicopter picked him up unharmed near Key West, Florida. The aircraft was from Homestead AFB, Florida and marked '482 OG'.
19 Mar 1997 [w/o] 86257 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 32C AIB Report

Crew Chief Comments

Create your own Crew Chief Profile
If you crewed this jet and want to leave a comment, you can create your own profile in our Crew Chief Profiles section.



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



Any aircraft or serials missing from this list? Did you see incorrect, incomplete, or outdated data?
Add your corrections at the bottom of this page or send them to us!
[Back to the F-16 Aircraft Database]


Errors and Omissions



Note: Errors and omissions in the above text can be added here. Please note: your comments will be displayed immediately on this page.

If you wish to send a private comment to the webmasters, please use the Contact Us link.