F-16 Aircraft Database

Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0403




F-16 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 88-0403
LM Aero T/V 5C-617
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88403
F-16C Block 30K
Current USAF 88403
F-16C Block 30K
Status [w/o]

⇦ Copy-paste this code to link this airframe from our forum

Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Jul 1989 [act] 88403 F-16C Block 30K
Aug 1989 [act] 88403 USAF 26 AS F-16C Block 30K
Was painted in aggressor scheme for the 26th AS but never activated with the F-16. A two tone grey MiG-29 Fulcrum scheme was applied but was absorbed into the 8th FW in 1990 and eventually painted over with a standard F-16 markings.
Aug 1990 [act] 88403 USAF 80 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88403 USAF 80 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
Unknown [act] 88403 USAF 35 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
11 Aug 1999 [msh] 88403 USAF 35 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
Collided with another F-16C (86-0266) which crashed. It was about 18:15 hours when the collision occurred and the aircraft were returning from a live weapons training mission. The aircraft that was destroyed impacted near the southern end of Kunsan's runway. The pilot, Major Mark Moore, had ejected safely. Two five hundred pound mk.82 bombs were recovered, however a CBU-87 went missing. It is believed to have been just off shore from the wreckage. The aircraft which landed safely caused the accident by ignoring the calls from the other aircraft in the formation due to focusing too much on flying the aircraft. The aircraft was cleared to land, while the other had a take-off clearance. Damage to this aircraft was in the starboard wing and horizontal stabilizer.
11 Aug 1999 [w/o] 88403 USAF 35 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K

Crew Chief Comments

Create your own Crew Chief Profile
If you crewed this jet and want to leave a comment, you can create your own profile in our Crew Chief Profiles section.

MSgt. Rich Magoni

Crew Chief Profile
80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 1992 - 1993

TSgt. Edgar (Alex) Miller

Crew Chief Profile
80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 1994 - 1995

CMSgt. Michael Iarossi

Crew Chief Profile
80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 1989 - 1990
Got it brand new! Mig-29 paint scheme


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



Any aircraft or serials missing from this list? Did you see incorrect, incomplete, or outdated data?
Add your corrections at the bottom of this page or send them to us!
[Back to the F-16 Aircraft Database]


Errors and Omissions

Jun 26, 2012 - 05:49 AM
880403

The accident couldn't have happened on 11 Aug 99. It happened in 94 but I can't tell you what date. I arrived back at the Kun in November 1994 and I remember some of my people helping cart away the wreakage. It was my understanding that this was all tower's fault.




Note: Errors and omissions in the above text can be added here. Please note: your comments will be displayed immediately on this page.

If you wish to send a private comment to the webmasters, please use the Contact Us link.