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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0260




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Aircraft: : 86-0260
LM Aero T/V 5C-366
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86260
F-16C Block 30C
Current USAF 86260
F-16C Block 30C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Oct 1987 [act] 86260 F-16C Block 30C
07 Nov 1987 [act] 86260 USAF 81 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Feb 1988 [act] 86260 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Mar 1989 [act] 86260 USAF 81 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Unknown [act] 86260 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Nov 1990 [act] 86260 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Deployment: Desert Storm

May 1991 [act] 86260 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Was unmarked by August 1991 before going to the 149th FS.
Dec 1991 [act] 86260 USAF 149 TFS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
15 Mar 1992 [act] 86260 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
Aug 1995 [act] 86260 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30C
Dec 2002 [act] 86260 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30C
Deployment: Northern Watch

17 Mar 2003 [act] 86260 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30C
17 May 2004 [msh] 86260 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30C News Article
Collided in midair with F-16C (#85-1555) over Oaktown, Indiana destroying both aircraft.
17 May 2004 [w/o] 86260 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30C AIB Report

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TSgt. David Cook

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113th Fighter Squadron "Racers" , 1997 - 2004
My best crew chiefing memories are with this F-16, it was a fantastic jet with the best crew I had the pleasure to crew a jet with. I was supposed to crew it one last time in June 2004 but we lost it prior to that date. We lost 86-0260 to mid-air accident with 85-1555, the accident took away two of our finest aircraft.

MSgt. Dave Chamberlin

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113th Fighter Squadron "Racers" , 2003 - 2004
This jet was involved in a mid-air with one of our other jets. I was called at my civilian job they day it happened and asked if I wanted to go out and help pick up the pieces. I declined that one. From what I understand the nose gear door with my name on it was the biggest intact piece.


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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