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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0297

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Aircraft: 86-0297

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LM Aero T/V 5C-403
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86297
F-16C Block 30 D
Current USAF 86297
F-16C Block 30 D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Dec 1987 [act] 86297 F-16C Block 30 D
Feb 1988 [act] 86297 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30 D
29 Jan 1989 [msh] 86297 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30 D
Crashed into the Yellow Sea just off South Korea. Pilot ejected and was rescued by a US Army Chinook. The wreck was salvaged by a US Navy vessel. Recovery from the sea took about a week. Photograph taken after recovery.
29 Jan 1989 [w/o] 86297 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30 D

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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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