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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0766

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Aircraft: : 81-0766
LM Aero T/V 61-447
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81766
F-16A Block 15G
Current USAF 81766
F-16A Block 15G
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Jan 1983 [act] 81766 F-16A Block 15G
21 Jan 1983 [act] 81766 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 15G
Unknown [act] 81766 USAF 159 FIS F-16A Block 15G
11 Mar 1988 [msh] 81766 USAF 159 FIS F-16A Block 15G
Ran out of fuel in afterburner while trying to burn off excess fuel for landing after a training mission. Apparently the external fuel tanks won't feed with the afterburner running and the speed brakes deployed. The pilot, Ltc Levis Deweese, was forced to eject from the aircraft as he lacked sufficient altitude to attempt a relight and consequently the aircraft crashed near Jacksonville, Florida.
11 Mar 1988 [w/o] 81766 USAF 159 FIS F-16A Block 15G

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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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