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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0483

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Aircraft: : 88-0483
LM Aero T/V 1C-85
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88483
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88483
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Jan 1990 [act] 88483 F-16C Block 40C
Feb 1990 [act] 88483 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1990 [act] 88483 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

08 Jan 1991 [msh] 88483 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

The mishap occurred in the north-eastern part of Saudi Arabia at Night Camel West training area. Crashed killing the pilot, Captain Michael L. Chinburg, during a night training flight. It is believed to have been from spatial disorientation. Deployed for Desert Storm, but did not see any combat.
08 Jan 1991 [w/o] 88483 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C

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Sgt. Jim Tomshack

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , -

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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