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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0717




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Aircraft: : 81-0717
LM Aero T/V 61-398
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81717
F-16A Block 15E
Current USAF 81717
F-16A Block 15E ADF
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Sep 1982 [act] 81717 F-16A Block 15E
Nov 1982 [act] 81717 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16A Block 15E
Feb 1988 [act] 81717 USAF 70 TFS 'MY' F-16A Block 15E
Unknown [con] 81717 F-16A Block 15E ADF
Oct 1990 [act] 81717 USAF 171 FIS F-16A Block 15E ADF
26 Jan 1991 [msh] 81717 USAF 171 FIS F-16A Block 15E ADF
Crashed near Fairhaven, Michigan after suffering an engine stall. The pilot ejected safely.
26 Jan 1991 [w/o] 81717 USAF 171 FIS F-16A Block 15E ADF AIB Report

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SMSgt. Stan Frazier

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1985 - 1986
I never had formal training on the F-16 and for first week in country I was trained. I got my first F-16 (which was at a compitition and had a cool paint job). The base was charged 500 points for the wrong paint type on the centerline tank.

SSgt. Jay Sullivan

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1982 - 1983
I was the first airforce crewchief on this aircraft recieving it from the factory with only 25 hrs on it.


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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