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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0697

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Aircraft: : 81-0697
LM Aero T/V 61-378
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81697
F-16A Block 15D
Current USAF 81697
F-16A Block 15D ADF
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Aug 1982 [act] 81697 F-16A Block 15D
Sep 1982 [act] 81697 USAF 496 TFS 'HR' F-16A Block 15D
Jun 1987 [act] 81697 USAF 186 FIS F-16A Block 15D
Unknown [con] 81697 F-16A Block 15D ADF
15 Mar 1992 [act] 81697 USAF 186 FS F-16A Block 15D ADF
31 Aug 1992 [msh] 81697 USAF 186 FS F-16A Block 15D ADF
This aircraft crashed in rural Georgia while deployed to Tyndall AFB for a live missile firing exercise known as 'Combat Archer'. The pilot was orbiting at high altitude waiting for a pair of navy F-18s to conduct DACT training maneuvers when the engine catastrophically failed. The pilot ejected safely
31 Aug 1992 [w/o] 81697 USAF 186 FS F-16A Block 15D ADF AIB Report
The wreckage was stored at Moody AFB. Last seen in a big dumpster in the wood holding area in 1997. The tail logo was still intact.

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SrA. Brent Hinshaw

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496th Tactical Fighter Squadron "The World's Finest" , 1984 - 1986

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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