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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0330




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Aircraft: : 87-0330
LM Aero T/V 5C-591
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87330
F-16C Block 30J
Current USAF 87330
F-16C Block 30J
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Mar 1989 [act] 87330 F-16C Block 30J
Apr 1989 [act] 87330 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 30J
Oct 1991 [act] 87330 USAF 14 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 432 FW
Unknown [act] 87330 USAF 14 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 35 OG
May 1996 [act] 87330 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30J
15 Mar 1998 [act] 87330 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30J
Deployment: Southern Watch

On loan to the 523rd FS for this deployment.
May 1998 [act] 87330 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30J
21 Mar 2001 [msh] 87330 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30J News Article
Engine failed over Melrose Bombing Range. Captain Dawn Hokaj ejected with only minor injuries around 20 miles west of Clovis, New Mexico. The no. 3 bearing in the engine broke apart causing the engine failure. Failure of the no. 3 bearing was a known problem with those engines
21 Mar 2001 [w/o] 87330 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30J AIB Report

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TSgt. Paul Oglesby

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522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" , 1998 - 2001
IT Crashed!


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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