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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0470

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Aircraft: : 88-0470
LM Aero T/V 1C-72
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88470
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88470
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Jan 1990 [act] 88470 F-16C Block 40C
02 Feb 1990 [act] 88470 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1990 [act] 88470 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88470 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
14 Jan 1992 [msh] 88470 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range during a practice bombing run. This Desert Storm veteran was based at Hill AFB. The pilot, 1st Lt. Brett Kulkarni, was injured in the ejection. The aircraft was inadvertently entered IMC and then went into a steep dive from which the pilot was unable to recover.
14 Jan 1992 [w/o] 88470 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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