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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0251




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Aircraft: : 87-0251
LM Aero T/V 5C-512
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87251
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87251
F-16C Block 30F
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Jul 1988 [act] 87251 F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87251 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 51 TFW
19 Dec 1989 [msh] 87251 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 51 TFW
Belly landed but stayed on the runway. Pilot did not eject. Aircraft carried wing commanders markings. Minor repairs were made but the aircraft never flew again and went to Sheppard AFB, Texas. Cause of the mishap happened as follows. The centerline tank was installed prior to flight. Leak and transfer check where good, but the pilot did not close the IFR door. The pilot noticed fuel not transferring and punched off the full centerline tank. The F-16 came into view for landing powered by the EPU only and kept the gear up. When the aircraft touched down bright colored flames came from under the aircraft as it slid to a stop, but it did not catch fire.
Sep 1994 [i/a] 87251 USAF 82 TRW 'ST' F-16C Block 30F
Sheppard AFB, Texas as GF-16C.
Mar 2004 [i/a] 87251 USAF 82 TRW 'ST' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 82 TRW
Sheppard AFB, Texas as GF-16C.
Oct 2007 [i/a] 87251 USAF 82 TRW 'ST' F-16C Block 30F
Sheppard AFB, Texas as GF-16C.

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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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