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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0550




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Aircraft: : 88-0550
LM Aero T/V 1C-152
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88550
F-16C Block 40D
Current USAF 88550
F-16C Block 40D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Jun 1990 [act] 88550 F-16C Block 40D
26 Jun 1990 [act] 88550 USAF 70 TFS 'MY' F-16C Block 40D
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88550 USAF 70 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40D
Jul 1992 [act] 88550 USAF 70 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40D
Deployment: Southern Watch

Need to confirm date deployed.
16 Sep 1992 [act] 88550 USAF 70 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40D
Nov 1993 [act] 88550 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40D
Mar 1994 [act] 88550 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 555 FS
Jun 1997 [act] 88550 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D "Province of Udine"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 555 FS
Dec 1998 [act] 88550 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D "Province of Udine"
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Wore 5 mission markings for Operation Allied Force.
01 May 1999 [msh] 88550 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D News Article
Deployment: Allied Force

Lost over Serbia
Lost over Serbia near Nakucani during operation Allied Force due to engine failure, which was caused by a nearby SA-3 explosion. The pilot, Lt. Col. David Goldfein, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter. The tail is on display in the Museum of Warplanes in Belgrade, Serbia.
01 May 1999 [w/o] 88550 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. Carla Young

Crew Chief Profile
70th Fighter Squadron "White Knights" , 1993 - 1995
Strted out with the 70th FS working with a great bunch of guys and later moved to the 68th when the 70FS was disbanded. In 94 I moved to the 69th as a debriefer and later back to the flightline working on aircraft 89-2171. Greatest D model in the AF inventory.


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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