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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0302




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Aircraft: : 87-0302
LM Aero T/V 5C-563
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87302
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87302
F-16C Block 30H
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Dec 1988 [act] 87302 F-16C Block 30H
Feb 1989 [act] 87302 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30H
Unknown [act] 87302 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H
07 May 1991 [msh] 87302 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H
Crashed in Leftwich park after the pilot ejected safely. The site of the crash was 4 miles north of Misawa, Japan. Witness Acount: "The load crew that I was on was doing a FOD walk in front of D-13 or D-15 HAS when it was taking off for a night sortie during an exercise. We noticed sparks coming out of the engine and it slowed down and turned towards lake Ogawara. The pilot then ejected. The aircraft crashed in Leftwich park and took out part of the soft ball field. We were told that the engine came apart." Ultimately it was determined that the main fuel pump valve failed. All F-16 were grounded for 2 weeks and adjustments to this system made.
07 May 1991 [w/o] 87302 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H 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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