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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0692




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Aircraft: : 81-0692



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LM Aero T/V 61-373
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81692
F-16A Block 15D
Current USAF 81692
F-16A Block 15D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Jul 1982 [act] 81692 F-16A Block 15D
Aug 1982 [act] 81692 USAF 80 TFS 'WP' F-16A Block 15D
14 Nov 1982 [msh] 81692 USAF 80 TFS 'WP' F-16A Block 15D
Went down near Taejon, South Korea. The pilot, Capt. Theodore Harduvell, was killed during a low level training mission. Harduvell had just joined the 80th TFS in March of 1982. The insuing litigation against General Dynamics over the mishap, by Harduvell's widow, inspired the film "Afterburn".
14 Nov 1982 [w/o] 81692 USAF 80 TFS 'WP' F-16A Block 15D

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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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