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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1089




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Aircraft: : 83-1089
LM Aero T/V 61-642
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83089
F-16A Block 15R
Current USAF 83089
F-16A Block 15R
Status [w/o]
DCC was SrA. Paul DeAngelo in 1990


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Aug 1984 [act] 83089 F-16A Block 15R
30 Aug 1984 [act] 83089 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16A Block 15R
Jan 1986 [act] 83089 USAF 306 TFS 'ZF' F-16A Block 15R
Dec 1986 [act] 83089 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16A Block 15R
15 Jan 1991 [msh] 83089 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16A Block 15R
Crashed 19 miles off Homestead AFB, Florida at 15:00 hours. The aircraft was lost due to a burn-through in the engine and airframe. The pilot, Captain Charles Q. Brown, ejected when ATC personal saw a fire plume coming from the side of the aircraft. It was later determined that during a flame holder assembly change, a maintenance rag was left in the afterburner section causing a hot spot. The airforce F-16 units then began counting rags taken out on a daily basis. The aircraft was viewed with the vertical stabilizer above the water as it crashed in shallow water at the end of the runway.
15 Jan 1991 [w/o] 83089 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16A Block 15R AIB Report

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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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