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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0450

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Aircraft: 88-0450
LM Aero T/V 1C-52
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88450
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88450
F-16C Block 40C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Dec 1989 [act] 88450 F-16C Block 40C
Jan 1990 [act] 88450 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Jun 1990 [act] 88450 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88450 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1997 [act] 88450 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 FW
09 Nov 1998 [msh] 88450 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C News Article
Lost at 15:00 hours in the northern part of the Utah Test and Training Range, about 65 miles west of Hill AFB. The mishap occurred when the aircraft was performing basic fighter manoeuvres. Bad weather slowed search efforts, but is most likely not a factor as it would have been above the weather. The pilot, Major Gregory C. Martineac, did not eject, and was killed. The aircraft was found laying in four feet of mud. Crash probably caused by G-induced loss of consiousness.
09 Nov 1998 [w/o] 88450 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C

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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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