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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0389




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Aircraft: : 87-0389
LM Aero T/V 5D-83
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87389
F-16D Block 30J
Current USAF 87389
F-16D Block 30J
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 May 1989 [act] 87389 F-16D Block 30J
Jun 1989 [act] 87389 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16D Block 30J
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87389 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16D Block 30J
Mar 1993 [act] 87389 USAF 81 FS 'SP' F-16D Block 30J
26 Jan 1994 [msh] 87389 USAF 52 FW 'SP' F-16D Block 30J AIB Report
Collided with F-16C (#87-0270) at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. This aircraft only sustained minor damage and was repaired and put back into service.
Sep 1995 [act] 87389 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16D Block 30J
04 Dec 1998 [msh] 87389 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16D Block 30J News Article
Crashed 30 miles south of Fort Summer, New Mexico. The pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Randel Meyer, and the passenger, Senior Airman Hugo Serrano-Molina, both ejected safely, but with Hugo breaking his ankle. The aircraft was on an incentive flight as a reward for Hugo. The aircraft was based at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. Cause of the crash was engine failure. This F-16 had been involved in a collision on the runway on January 26th, 1994 at Wright Patterson AFB.
04 Dec 1998 [w/o] 87389 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16D Block 30J

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MSgt. Chad Landt

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81st Fighter Squadron "Wild Weasels" , 1993 - 1994
I also crewed this jet with Jake W. Manning best Crew chief ever had this jet flew more Vip's and incentives then I can remember


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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