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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0347




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Aircraft: : 87-0347
LM Aero T/V 5C-608
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87347
F-16C Block 30J
Current USAF 87347
F-16C Block 30J
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 May 1989 [act] 87347 F-16C Block 30J
Jun 1989 [act] 87347 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30J
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87347 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30J
Jan 1994 [act] 87347 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30J
Apr 1994 [act] 87347 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30J
Dec 2005 [act] 87347 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 419 FW
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Jul 2006 [act] 87347 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 419 FW
Jun 2007 [act] 87347 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30J
15 Jan 2008 [msh] 87347 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30J News Article
The aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico west of Key West at about 19:30 hours local. The pilot, Major Peter S. Smith, ejected from the aircraft and was picked up by a Navy helicopter. The cause of the accident was spatial disorientation.
15 Jan 2008 [w/o] 87347 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30J AIB Report

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Capt. Kenneth Beebe

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63rd Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1990 - 1993

SSgt. Stephen Morin

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2006 - 2008


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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