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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0315




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Aircraft: : 87-0315
LM Aero T/V 5C-576
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87315
F-16C Block 32J
Current USAF 87315
F-16C Block 32J
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Jan 1989 [act] 87315 F-16C Block 32J
27 Jan 1989 [act] 87315 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16C Block 32J
Feb 1992 [act] 87315 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16C Block 32J
15 Mar 1992 [act] 87315 USAF 302 FS 'LR' F-16C Block 32J
Feb 2007 [act] 87315 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 32J
27 Dec 2012 [msh] 87315 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 32J News Article
Series of pilot errors resulted in the loss of this F-16 to an inverted stall. The pilot ejected safely and no one on the ground was injured as it was in a remote area of California. According to the results of the accident investigation, the pilot failed to properly recover the aircraft from a high-pitch, low airspeed state, resulting in an inverted deep stall. In addition, the pilot failed to properly apply out-of-control recovery procedures and was unable to recover the aircraft before ejection.
27 Dec 2012 [w/o] 87315 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 32J

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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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