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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0478

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Aircraft: : 88-0478
LM Aero T/V 1C-80
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88478
F-16C Block 42C
Current USAF 88478
F-16C Block 42C
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Jan 1990 [act] 88478 F-16C Block 42C
Feb 1990 [act] 88478 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88478 USAF 312 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
Dec 1993 [act] 88478 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
10 Feb 1995 [msh] 88478 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C
Collided with F-16D (83-1185) over Luke AFB, Arizona. Wreckage from the F-16 came down near the runway and within 300 feet of five F-15E's each loaded with four live Mk84's. SSgt. Owens and his crew rushed to unload the ordanance and safety the aircraft. The pilot, First Lieutenant Charles Durfree, ejected safely but broke both heels due to ejecting at such a low altitude with the parachute probably not opening entirely. Captains Barry Beckner and Ben Culp were flying the other aircraft and landed it safely. The other aircraft, was repaired and returned to active duty at Luke.
10 Feb 1995 [w/o] 88478 USAF 308 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 42C 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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