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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0397

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Aircraft: : 88-0397
LM Aero T/V 5C-611
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88397
F-16C Block 30K
Current USAF 88397
F-16C Block 30K
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Jun 1989 [act] 88397 F-16C Block 30K
20 Jun 1989 [act] 88397 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30K
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88397 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30K
Mar 1993 [act] 88397 USAF 81 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30K
Apr 1994 [act] 88397 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30K
12 Dec 1994 [act] 88397 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30K
Deployment: Northern Watch

14 Feb 1995 [act] 88397 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30K
13 Nov 2002 [msh] 88397 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30K News Article
While flying over Utah salt flats, pilot was not aware of how close he was to the ground as there was a layer of very calm water, which made a mirror like image making it difficult to judge distance to the ground. Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Dillon McFarland, was killed.
13 Nov 2002 [w/o] 88397 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30K AIB Report

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SMSgt. Jerald Bullard

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63rd Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1989 - 1991
First first 1988 model made (block 30 c-model).. Transferred to Guard at Hill AFB and crashed..

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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