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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0293




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Aircraft: : 87-0293
LM Aero T/V 5C-554
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87293
F-16C Block 32H
Current USAF 87293
F-16C Block 32H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Nov 1988 [act] 87293 F-16C Block 32H
09 Nov 1988 [act] 87293 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
Unknown [act] 87293 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32H
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 season. Was the first number 1 untill its accident. Was probably replaced by F-16C #87-0303.
17 Jun 1992 [msh] 87293 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32H
The aircraft, which was the number one Thunderbird, was badly damaged at Selfridge ANGB. A person drove his vehicle into the side of the Thunderbird F-16 at 70 miles per hour in what was later determined as a suicide. The crash tore out the port main undercarriage of the aircraft, and the aircraft was pushed 14 feet into another Thunderbird F-16C causing damage. The driver did not survive, and the time of the accident was about three in the morning. The aircraft was repaired at Ogden ALC and completed by April 1993. After its repair it was returned to Nellis AFB.
Apr 1993 [act] 87293 USAF 57 FW 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
Repaired and returned to service.
Jul 1994 [act] 87293 USAF 704 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 32H
Jan 1996 [act] 87293 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 32H
May 2001 [act] 87293 USAF 184 FS 'FS' F-16C Block 32H "City of Paris"
Jan 2007 [act] 87293 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 32H
Mar 2014 [act] 87293 USAF 195 FS 'AZ' F-16C Block 32H

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MSgt. Bob Laughlin

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57th FWW , -

MSgt. Mike McGuire

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57th AGS, Falcon AMU, Las Vegas Nv. , 1987 - 1989
Went TDY to the factory to do the acceptance inspection. Shortly after I left for Korea, my baby was slected to become the #1 Thunderbird as they phased out their current modles. A very strange thing happened to her and we were united again in 1991.


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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