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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0449




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Aircraft: : 88-0449
LM Aero T/V 1C-51
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88449
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88449
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Nov 1989 [act] 88449 F-16C Block 40C
05 Dec 1989 [act] 88449 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Sep 1991 [act] 88449 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 TFW
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88449 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
07 Jan 1998 [msh] 88449 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C News Article
Had a mid-air collision at about 13:30 hours over Utah Test and Training Range, 105 miles from base. They were in six ship tactical intercept training sortie from Hill AFB. The lead aircraft collided with the wingman of the aggressor formation (#88-0537). The trailing wingman’s aircraft lost 40% of its right wing resulting in an uncontrollable spin. The aircraft crashed within the boundaries of the range. The pilot of this aircraft, Captain Paul Hertzberg, ejected with minor injuries. The other aircraft, an F-16C, suffered a gash in the wing and a lost missile and its rack. The pilot was Captain Scott Hufford, who was able to nurse the aircraft into Michael Army Air Field, Utah.
07 Jan 1998 [w/o] 88449 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C AIB Report

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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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