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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0041




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Aircraft: : 88-0041
LM Aero T/V 6H-116
Plant SABCA
Local C/N B-198
Delivered BAF FA-116
F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Current BAF FA-116
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
18 Oct 1989 [act] FA-116 F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Nov 1989 [act] FA-116 BAF 2 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
May 1994 [act] FA-116 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Jun 1994 [act] FA-116 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Marked with 'D-Day Invasion Stripes' to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy.
Jun 1996 [act] FA-116 BAF 10 W F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Aug 1997 [act] FA-116 BAF 2 W F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Apr 1998 [act] FA-116 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
25 Feb 1999 [msh] FA-116 F-16A Block 15AC OCU News Article
During a functional check flight the aircraft experiences vibrations while testing the engine in region 1 (afterburner). The pilot reduced power, but the temperature continued to rise and the aircraft kept vibrating. While bringing the thrust to idle, the engine flamed out. The pilot had to restart the engine, but was unsuccesfull. He made a flame-out landing at Kleine-Brogel AB. The pilot was Cdt. Rudy 'Chouke' Schoukens.
Unknown [act] FA-116 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
May 2001 [act] FA-116 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Special scheme for the 2001 Tiger Meet.
Unknown [con] FA-116 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Unknown [act] FA-116 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jul 2005 [act] FA-116 BAF 2 W F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: International Security Assistance Force

Jan 2006 [act] FA-116 BAF 2 W F-16A Block 20 MLU
Oct 2009 [act] FA-116 BAF 10 W F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jan 2011 [act] FA-116 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Test stickers were applied.
19 Mar 2011 [act] FA-116 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Odyssey Dawn

28 Mar 2011 [act] FA-116 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Feb 2015 [act] FA-116 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Inherent Resolve

02 Jul 2015 [act] FA-116 BAF 349 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
04 Apr 2018 [act] FA-116 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Special scheme for the 2018 Tiger Meet.

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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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