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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0424

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Aircraft: : 88-0424
LM Aero T/V 1C-26
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88424
F-16C Block 40B
Current USAF 88424
F-16C Block 40B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Sep 1989 [act] 88424 F-16C Block 40B
27 Sep 1989 [act] 88424 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88424 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Unknown [act] 88424 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 421 FS
25 May 2003 [act] 88424 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

12 Jun 2003 [msh] 88424 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B News Article
Went down over Iraq at 6:30 hours southwest of Baghdad. The pilot ejected safely and was picked up by friendly ground forces. The only thing that was left of the aircraft were the tail and canopy. Cause of the crash was trapped fuel in the wing tanks due to a malfunction of an unknown reason. Further to this the fuel was not being monitored as the pilot was heading up to the tanker to get gas the engine flamed out.
12 Jun 2003 [w/o] 88424 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B AIB Report

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A1C. Christopher Samms

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , -

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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