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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0284




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Aircraft: : 86-0284
LM Aero T/V 5C-390
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86284
F-16C Block 30D
Current USAF 86284
F-16C Block 30D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
14 Dec 1987 [act] 86284 F-16C Block 30D
Jan 1988 [act] 86284 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30D
01 Oct 1991 [act] 86284 USAF 35 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30D
Aug 1996 [act] 86284 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
15 Mar 1998 [act] 86284 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Deployment: Southern Watch

May 1998 [act] 86284 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
12 Jul 1999 [msh] 86284 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D News Article
Crashed during a night training mission at about 8:45 hours. The aircraft crashed eight miles north of Hobbs, New Mexico. The pilot (callsign BamBam) ejected safely only twenty seconds before impact. Cause of the crash was an engine failure, when two blades broke loose due to fatigue. The pilot had attempted two re-lights of engine before ejecting. The aircraft skidded nearly intact partly across a highway. The pilot landed a few hundred yards from the aircraft at which point he picked up the back of his seat (which is quite heavy) carried it to the aircraft and leaned it up against the side of the jet before walking to a farmhouse nearby and calling ops.
12 Jul 1999 [w/o] 86284 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D

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TSgt. Kane Ferris

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1997 - 2001

SSgt. Kane Ferris

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1998 - 1999
This was my first jet, 86-0284. Yeah, it crashed in BFE New Mexico in 1999.

SrA. Charles Rishel

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1988 - 1988
Worked on Transfer/Acceptance team. Worked to bring 0284 Into the Kun, and transfer out 0728

TSgt. Daniel Impens

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1992 - 1993


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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