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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0314




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Aircraft: : 87-0314
LM Aero T/V 5C-575
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87314
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87314
F-16C Block 30H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Jan 1989 [act] 87314 F-16C Block 30H
Feb 1989 [act] 87314 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30H
Unknown [msh] 87314 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30H
Aircraft got off the runway or taxiway. Repaired and put back into service.
Sep 1991 [act] 87314 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87314 USAF 14 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H
Jun 1995 [act] 87314 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 522 FS
Jun 2003 [act] 87314 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H
Aug 2004 [act] 87314 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Mission markings on the nose included 4 LGB's and a gun kill.
Sep 2004 [act] 87314 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H "150 FW, OIF, 2004"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Nose art was applied by Sean Hampton just prior to returning home mid September 2004.
Feb 2005 [act] 87314 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 30H "150 FW, OIF, 2004"
After being with the 188th FS since March 2004 and deploying to Iraq, the unit markings were applied to the aircraft at the end of February 2005. Nose art and mission markings are still carried from OIF.
May 2011 [act] 87314 USAF 121 FS 'DC' F-16C Block 30H
01 Aug 2013 [msh] 87314 USAF 121 FS 'DC' F-16C Block 30H News Article
The F-16 was involved in a mid-air collision with another F-16 of the 121st FS (#86-0357) when executing a routine night training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, approximately 70 miles southeast of Washington. The accident occurred over water at 22:28 local time. This F-16 landed safely and received minor damage, but the other F-16 crashed, but the pilot ejected and was rescued out of the water at 00:30 local on August 2nd.
02 Aug 2013 [act] 87314 USAF 121 FS 'DC' F-16C Block 30H
Flyable again.

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MSgt. Dennis Fye

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522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" , 1996 - 1998

TSgt. Gerald Rigolosi

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14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" , 1992 - 1995
picked up 87375, then was assigned to 90817 then 90805 until PCA'd to 13 FS

MSgt. Jason Johnson

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1999 - 2000


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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