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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0363




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Aircraft: : 87-0363



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LM Aero T/V 5D-57
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87363
F-16D Block 30F
Current USAF 87363
F-16D Block 30F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Jul 1988 [act] 87363 F-16D Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87363 USAF 62 TFTS 'MC' F-16D Block 30F
15 Mar 1989 [msh] 87363 USAF 62 TFTS 'MC' F-16D Block 30F
Lost at MacDill AFB, Florida. Crashed after a hard landing during a so-called simulated flameout approach (SFO). The aircraft hit the runway so hard that both main gear were ripped out. The aircrew got airborne again and it was decided to attempt an arrestor hook engagement. The aircraft missed the wire on the first attempt and set fire to the grass at that end of the runway. Emergency crews quickly put out the fire. During the second attempt it ran out of hydraulic fluid and the aircraft pitched up forcing the crew to eject. Aircraft then stalled and nosed over ending up off to the side of the end of the runway.
15 Mar 1989 [w/o] 87363 USAF 62 TFTS 'MC' F-16D Block 30F

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TSgt. Vince Lustfeldt

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , -
Watched it crash, 2 IP's during an SFO approach.


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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