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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0224




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Aircraft: : 87-0224
LM Aero T/V 5C-485
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87224
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87224
F-16C Block 30F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 May 1988 [act] 87224 F-16C Block 30F
Jul 1988 [act] 87224 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87224 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 10 missions in Desert Storm before being written off.
21 Jan 1991 [msh] 87224 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
An Mk. 84 bomb exploded as it left the aircraft on a strike mission over Kuwait. Pilot, Colonel John Ball, was able to fly the aircraft over water before ejecting. The US Navy rescued John out of the Persian Gulf water. John Ball was the 614th Director of Operations.
21 Jan 1991 [w/o] 87224 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F

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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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