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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0348

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Aircraft: 86-0348
LM Aero T/V 5C-454
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86348
F-16C Block 30E
Current USAF 86348
F-16C Block 30E
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Mar 1988 [act] 86348 F-16C Block 30E
May 1988 [act] 86348 USAF 613 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30E
Dec 1991 [act] 86348 USAF 480 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30E
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 480 FS
Dec 1993 [act] 86348 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30E
Oct 1998 [act] 86348 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30E
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 160 FS
11 Sep 2002 [msh] 86348 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30E News Article
Impacted the ground near Bobby Chain Airport in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Pilot, Major Charles Toplikar, ejected safely with minor injuries. The primary cause of the accident was the failure of the high-pressure turbine post, allowing the HPT blades to break free and damage the engine. Unit had just passed 50000 hours mishap free when this happened.
11 Sep 2002 [w/o] 86348 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30E 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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