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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0324




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Aircraft: : 86-0324
LM Aero T/V 5C-430
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86324
F-16C Block 30E
Current USAF 86324
F-16C Block 30E
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Jan 1988 [act] 86324 F-16C Block 30E
Mar 1988 [act] 86324 USAF 612 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30E
Oct 1991 [act] 86324 USAF 120 TFS 'CO' F-16C Block 30E
15 Mar 1992 [act] 86324 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30E
19 Nov 1994 [act] 86324 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 30E
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 150 DSE
Aug 1996 [act] 86324 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30E
01 Sep 1998 [msh] 86324 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30E News Article
Crashed at 9:13 hours, 30 miles southwest of Fort Sumner in the eastern portion of New Mexico. The pilot, Major Kevin Frisbie, was severely injured in the ejection. He was treated at the University Hospital, Albuquerque. Cause of the crash was the pilot having gravity-induced loss of consciousness after preforming a high-g manoeuvre of 6.4 g’s. Frisbie was unconscious for about ten seconds. When he woke he was 70 degrees nose down 5,000 feet altitude and at a speed of 575 knots (1,065 km/h). He attempted to pull out of the dive, but at 300 feet ejected. The pilot knew about the g-suit malfunction prior to flight during his checks. He was cleared to take it as is with a g-limit restriction. His parachute also did not open fully before he impacted the ground causing multiple breaks to both hips and legs. It was over 4 to 6 months until he was around on crutches.
01 Sep 1998 [w/o] 86324 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30E 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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