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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0451

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Aircraft: : 88-0451
LM Aero T/V 1C-53
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88451
F-16C Block 42C
Current USAF 88451
F-16C Block 42C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Dec 1989 [act] 88451 F-16C Block 42C
Jan 1990 [act] 88451 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88451 USAF 310 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
10 Jun 2003 [msh] 88451 USAF 310 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C News Article
Lost at 16:50 hours at Barry M. Goldwater training range in Arizona. Captain David O'Malley ejected safely. It was suspected that it was a 4th Stage turbine failure from a manufacturing defect. All F-16's of this engine type were grounded as a result of this loss. A fault in the engine was found and remaining aircraft began flying once this part was replaced. Work was expected to be completed by March 2005. It is now required to inspect these fan blades periodically.
10 Jun 2003 [w/o] 88451 USAF 310 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C AIB Report

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SSgt. Chris Krogsveen

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310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" , 2001 - 2002
Was my first jet I crewed. Crashed 1 year after I became ADCC on 90-0758. I was on crew that picked it up out of the desert. I have pics and will post the aftermath.

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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