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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0473




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Aircraft: : 88-0473
LM Aero T/V 1C-75
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88473
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88473
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Jan 1990 [act] 88473 F-16C Block 40C
Feb 1990 [act] 88473 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1990 [act] 88473 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88473 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Dec 1992 [act] 88473 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 40C
22 Apr 1998 [msh] 88473 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 40C News Article
Crashed 70 miles southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico at White Sands Missile Range while on a training mission. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Patrick J. 'Sherman' Potter, was killed in the mishap flying into terrain without ejecting.
22 Apr 1998 [w/o] 88473 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 40C AIB Report

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TSgt. James T. Ebmeyer

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , -
while crewing this aircraft it completed 56 combat missions operating out of the UAE


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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