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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0488




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Aircraft: : 88-0488
LM Aero T/V 1C-90
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88488
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88488
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Jan 1990 [act] 88488 F-16C Block 40C
21 Feb 1990 [act] 88488 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1990 [act] 88488 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

17 Jan 1991 [msh] 88488 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

Sustained battle damage to the bottom of the intake. Repaired by SABCA and returned to the United States on January 22, 1992. The 4th TFS had already been changed to the 4th FS by this time.
22 Jan 1992 [act] 88488 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Mar 1993 [act] 88488 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
20 Sep 1994 [msh] 88488 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Crashed at about 11:00 hours in a cornfield 12 miles away from Hill AFB, Utah. The aircraft was on a training mission on the Utah Test and Training Range. The pilot, Capt. Michael D. Goldfein, safely ejected and landed in the Great Salt Lake. He was rescued by a UH-1 from Hill’s 545th Test Group and released from hospital after examination. A faulty fan blade in the engine was the cause of the crash
20 Sep 1994 [w/o] 88488 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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