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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1169

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Aircraft: : 83-1169
LM Aero T/V 62-119
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83169
F-16B Block 15Q
Current USAF 83169
F-16B Block 15Q
Status [i/a]
First crew chief was Sgt. Gary Waldrop

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jul 1984 [act] 83169 F-16B Block 15Q
Aug 1984 [act] 83169 USAF 401 TFW 'TJ' F-16B Block 15Q
Jun 1988 [act] 83169 USAF 309 TFS 'HS' F-16B Block 15Q
Apr 1991 [act] 83169 USAF 85 TES 'OT' F-16B Block 15Q
Oct 1993 [act] 83169 USAF 39 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15Q
Dec 1999 [act] 83169 USAF 40 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15Q
21 Mar 2001 [msh] 83169 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15Q AIB Report
Aircraft suffered a class A mishap when it ingested a pelican at Eglin AFB and the motor shelled out. The aircraft landed safely at Duke Auxiliary Field and fire broke out. Both pilots managed to walk away without injury but aircraft had major fire damage. The aircraft is now being used on the test range at Eglin AFB, Florida.
Unknown [i/a] 83169 F-16B Block 15Q
At Eglin AFB

Crew Chief Comments

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SSgt. Gary Waldrop

Crew Chief Profile
612th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting 612th" , 1983 - 1987
Loved the aircraft. First flight inan F-16 was in the bird in Turkey. The killer bee. Now a training aid at ET Eglin Test. It caught in fire and shelled out the jet engine.

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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