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Old 6th February 2021, 17:41
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Re: USAF strike location codes

Just off the wall, but there are a couple of publications regarding lighting strikes on aircraft done by NASA and by the FAA.

Original Publication:

A subsequent release:

Both of these studies refer to using wing(s) from F-89J for experiments. Search for F-89J in either documents.

So perhaps the fate of the planes was some FAA test facility to be used in experiments such as these.
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