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Aircraft: 89-2134
LM Aero T/V 1C-287
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89134
F-16C Block 40G
Current USAF 89134
F-16C Block 40G
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Apr 1991 [act] 89134 F-16C Block 40G
01 May 1991 [act] 89134 USAF 309 TFS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89134 USAF 309 FS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
Mar 1993 [act] 89134 USAF 309 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 40G
Oct 1993 [act] 89134 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40G
16 Feb 1994 [msh] 89134 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40G

Heavily damaged at Porotoz, Slovenia during Operation Deny Flight. Pilot ejected safely and aircraft was repaired.

Quote from pilot Andy Uribe, at the time of quote a Lt. Col.

"I was returning from a combat mission over Sarajevo and the aircraft developed an engine problem. I did a flameout landing on a short runway in Slovenia but was unable to stop the jet and ejected as it departed the runway. I was 'detained' by the Slovenians for about three hours, then released.

"When everything was happening I really didn't have any emotions or fear, I was just doing what I had been trained to do. Only when I was sitting on the X-ray table at the hospital did I realize how serious the situation had been. Had all the equipment not functioned perfectly I would have been seriously injured or killed."

Unknown [act] 89134 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40G AIB Report
Jan 1999 [act] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Jun 2003 [act] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

12 Sep 2003 [act] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
20 Apr 2009 [msh] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G News Article
The aircraft slid off the runway at Ogden airport after being diverted there from Hill AFB. The aircraft suffered a malfunction in the nose landing gear. The pilot stayed with the aircraft and exited safely. The targeting pod was damaged and the engine will be replaced and repaired.
20 Apr 2009 [sto] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Waiting repairs.
May 2013 [act] 89134 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Sep 2016 [act] 89134 USAF 24 TASS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Mar 2018 [act] 89134 USAF 8 FS 'HO' F-16C Block 40G

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SSgt. Charles Martin

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , 2002 - 2002

SSgt. Blaike Purpura

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309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , -

SrA. Steven Utter

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8th Fighter Squadron "Black Sheep" , 2019 - 2021
DCC on this bird as a contractor at Holloman

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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