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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-1701




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Aircraft: : 87-1701
LM Aero T/V 4K-8
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered IDFAF 041
F-16D Block 30E
Current IDFAF 041
F-16D Block 30E
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Apr 1988 [act] 041 F-16D Block 30E
FMS Program: Peace Marble II
Aug 1998 [act] 041 IDFAF 101 sqn F-16D Block 30E
May 2000 [act] 041 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30E
03 May 2005 [msh] 041 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30E News Article

The aircraft was on a routine training mission at 11:00 hours local time when the pilot noticed a landing gear malfunction. Shortly after touchdown, while still moving at 140 knots, the pilot noticed the port main landing gear was not supporting the plane. The landing gear collapsed and the left wing hit the runway, making the F-16 veer of the runway sharply. The crew ejected immediately, and moments later the aircraft overturned. Both crewmembers survived the ejection. Aircraft as of 2011 is still being repaired to return to flight.
03 May 2005 [sto] 041 F-16D Block 30E
Stored in anticipation of being restored. Although the damage is extensive and it seemed the airframe was a write-off, it was deemed repairable.
May 2011 [act] 041 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30E
After 6 years of work, the aircraft was finally repaired. The airframe was taken apart completely and all broken parts repaired or replaced.
03 Jul 2012 [act] 041 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30E
The two aircrew who flew the plane on the day of the accident returned to fly the jet on its return to flight.

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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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