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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0542

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Aircraft: : 88-0542
LM Aero T/V 1C-144
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88542
F-16C Block 42D
Current USAF 88542
F-16C Block 42D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 May 1990 [act] 88542 F-16C Block 42D
Jun 1990 [act] 88542 USAF 36 TFS 'OS' F-16C Block 42D
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88542 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16C Block 42D
Sep 1993 [act] 88542 USAF 124 FS F-16C Block 42D
Apr 1995 [act] 88542 USAF 57 FW 'WA' F-16C Block 42D
Jan 1998 [act] 88542 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 42D
08 Aug 2000 [msh] 88542 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 42D News Article
Mid-air collision with another F-16C (90-0809) from the same squadron. The pilot, Major David Kossler, was forced to eject. His aircraft impacted the side of Mormon Mountain. While the other aircraft, piloted by Major Brandon Sweat, landed safely with minor damage. It was about 17:00 hours near Morman Mesa, which is 50 miles northeast of Nellis. The aircraft were part of a four ship formation. The aircraft that survived the collision was repaired and first noticed in service by August 2001 at Nellis AFB as a detachment from Eglin AFB
08 Aug 2000 [w/o] 88542 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 42D 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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