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Aircraft: 87-0369
LM Aero T/V 5D-63
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87369
F-16D Block 32F
Current USAF 87369
F-16D Block 32F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
10 Oct 1988 [act] 87369 F-16D Block 32F
Nov 1988 [act] 87369 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16D Block 32F
15 Oct 1989 [msh] 87369 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16D Block 32F
Crashed at Carswell AFB, Texas while doing a mock airfield attack. Three B-52's on the ground were slightly damaged. Both crew were killed. The front seat pilot was Captain Rob 'Pork' Tucker. The pilot in the back seat of the plane, Captain J. Bourne, was a pilot from VMFA-112. He was on an incentive flight, his first time to fly in a F-16. After doing a low pass over the runway at 350 to 400 knots, they intended to do a 90 degree bank, but instead did a 180 degree aileron role. This in turn was a very high "G" maneuver in which they slammed into the ground . The investigation determined G-lock. The plane disintegrated on impact between the runway and taxiway.
15 Oct 1989 [w/o] 87369 USAF 302 TFS 'LR' F-16D Block 32F

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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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