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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1139




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Aircraft: : 83-1139
LM Aero T/V 5C-22
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83139
F-16C Block 25A
Current USAF 83139
F-16C Block 25A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Feb 1985 [act] 83139 F-16C Block 25A
15 Mar 1985 [act] 83139 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
Mar 1990 [act] 83139 USAF 314 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 83139 USAF 314 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
01 Sep 1992 [msh] 83139 USAF 314 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
Crashed onto the Barry M. Goldwater range, Arizona. Aircraft experienced an engine failure due to FOD while participating in an ACM IUT sortie. The aircraft was flown by Capt. Eddie "Lizzard" Moran USMC, an F/A-18 pilot on exchange to the USAF. The engine had just been reinstalled in the airframe after returning from a civilian contractor located in Texas. This was the second flight after the installation. The first flight was flown by a student on an instrument training sortie. A tool was left inside the shroud that protects the levers that control the variable compressor blades.
01 Sep 1992 [w/o] 83139 USAF 314 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A 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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