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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-1719

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Aircraft: : 88-1719
LM Aero T/V 4K-23
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered IDFAF 088
F-16D Block 30F
Current IDFAF 088
F-16D Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Oct 1988 [act] 088 F-16D Block 30F
FMS Program: Peace Marble II
Feb 1991 [act] 088 IDFAF 101 sqn F-16D Block 30F
Aug 1996 [act] 088 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F
03 Apr 2002 [msh] 088 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F
The aircraft took off from Ramat David AFB and during take off one of the tires blew up. The pilot reported this and he was ordered to dump all A/G weapons and the fuel tanks in the sea. The two pilots were on a training mission with a full load of A/G and A/A weapons at the time of the incident. The pilot burned some fuel and he was rerouted to Ramon AFB for landing, because of bad weather in the rest of Israel. After burning some fuel, they activated the EPU system and headed for landing. During landing the left landing gear broke under the pressure and the aircraft caught some fire from the landing gear. The pilots opened the canopy and ran off like hell while the rescue team put out the fire and turned off the EPU system. The aircraft was towed to the shelter and its wings and engine were removed in order to move the aircraft to extended repairs. The aircraft was repaired after a few months and it flies again these days. The aircraft was thus repaired successfuly. Another report indicates that the pilot was simiply too low on landing and caught the left gear on a sign.
Jun 2002 [act] 088 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F

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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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