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Airframe Details for F-22 #3997




F-22 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 3997 (87-0701)
LM Aero T/V 3997
Plant Lockheed Plant 10
Local C/N 3997
Delivered USAF NF22YX
YF-22
Current USAF 86-0022
YF-22
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Oct 1990 [act] NF22YX YF-22
First flight with pilot Tom Morgenfeld who flew from Lockheed Plant 10 to Edwards AFB, California.
25 May 1992 [msh] N22YX YF-22
During a touch-and-go began to oscillate violently for eight seconds before slamming back down onto the runway and slid several thousand feet trailing a shower of sparks. A resulting fire was quickly extinguished. The pilot was fine and never had to eject, but the aircraft was never to fly again and thus ended any test flights with any YF-22.
26 May 1992 [i/a] NF22YF YF-22
Apr 1997 [i/a] 86-0022 'WA' YF-22
Being used by Lockheed. Was used as a promotional aid during the major festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USAF held at Nellis AFB, Nevada.


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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