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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1164

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Aircraft: : 83-1164
LM Aero T/V 5C-47
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83164
F-16C Block 25B
Current USAF 83164
F-16C Block 25B
Status [w/o]
Crewchief was Ssgt Ronald D. Turner Jr. and the pilot was Maj. Dewey Gray when the plane broke 4,000 hrs.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 May 1985 [act] 83164 F-16C Block 25B
Jun 1985 [act] 83164 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Dec 1990 [act] 83164 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Deployment: Desert Storm

Jan 1992 [act] 83164 USAF 113 TFS 'TH' F-16C Block 25B
15 Mar 1992 [act] 83164 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 25B
Oct 1992 [act] 83164 USAF 112 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 25B
Apr 1994 [act] 83164 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 62 FS
This was the first F-16C to brake 4,000 hours on July 30th, 1997. Pilot was Captain Dewey Gay also from the 62nd Fighter Squadron.
11 Apr 2006 [msh] 83164 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25B News Article
The plane crashed at 09.55 hours local time. The pilot safely ejected right after flames were seen at the rear end of the jet. The F-16 went down in the Northwest Valley, in a farm field near Loop 303 and Indian School Road. The accident occured shortly after the jet took off from Luke AFB for a two-ship training mission. The pilot, 26-year-old Captain Jason Attaway, ejected safely. An explosion of the Pratt & Whitney engine was blamed for the crash.
11 Apr 2006 [w/o] 83164 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25B AIB Report

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Don Easley

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33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" , 1990 - 1991
It crashed in April 2006.

CMSgt. James Tibbetts

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33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" , 1988 - 1989
It was my first assignment. I was lucky enough to be an ACC and took a lot of pride in my jet.

TSgt. David Nelson

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33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" , 1986 - 1989

SSgt. Dan Wayble

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , -
My third and final active duty jet, and of all three, my favorite. This bird was the first F-16 to break 4,000 flying hours, which is really cool. The true honor goes to Ron Turner, my DCC and still a good friend.

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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