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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0490




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Aircraft: : 88-0490
LM Aero T/V 1C-92
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88490
F-16C Block 42C
Current USAF 88490
F-16C Block 42C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Feb 1990 [act] 88490 F-16C Block 42C
Mar 1990 [act] 88490 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88490 USAF 312 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
Jul 1992 [act] 88490 USAF 311 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
01 Apr 1994 [act] 88490 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
26 Mar 1999 [msh] 88490 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C News Article
Suffered an engine failure which forced pilot, Captain Michael G. Rider, to eject. The aircraft crashed after about 20 minutes of flight at 8:40 hours, 22 miles southwest of Luke AFB, Arizona. All Luke AFB F-16's were subsequently grounded as the result of the crash until all engines could be inspected. Cracks were found in 63 other F-16 P&W 220 engines augmentor ducts. Cracks in the afterburner resulted in an earlier F-16 crash on February 3, 1999. The aircraft was on a training mission with practice munitions.
26 Mar 1999 [w/o] 88490 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C

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SrA. Tracy Lauzon

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308th Fighter Squadron "Emerald Knights" , 1993 - 1994
This was the first jet I was assigned to as an ADCC from 1993-1994 . The DCC was SSGT Eddie Cantrell We won the Silver Star award twice with this bird. The pilots loved flying our jet said she was a great flying bird and we kept her shit hot on looks too! Sad to learn that it went down .

TSgt. Jason Pry

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1992 - 1994


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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