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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1171

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Aircraft: : 83-1171
LM Aero T/V 62-121
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83171
F-16B Block 15Q
Current FAP 15140
F-16B Block 20 MLU
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Aug 1984 [act] 83171 F-16B Block 15Q
28 Aug 1984 [act] 83171 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16B Block 15Q
Jan 1986 [act] 83171 USAF 308 TFS 'ZF' F-16B Block 15Q
Unknown [act] 83171 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16B Block 15Q
Oct 1991 [act] 83171 USAF 704 TFS 'TX' F-16B Block 15Q
01 Feb 1992 [act] 83171 USAF 704 FS 'TX' F-16B Block 15Q
05 Aug 1994 [sto] AAFG0204 USAF AMARC F-16B Block 15Q
Unknown [sto] AAFG0204 USAF OO-ALC F-16B Block 15Q
Hill AFB, for refurbishment.
15 Jun 1999 [act] 15140 F-16B Block 15Q
FMS Program: Peace Atlantis II
FMS Serial: M18-4

Jul 2000 [sto] 15140 F-16B Block 15Q
Stored in anticipation of being upgraded to MLU standard.
Jan 2008 [con] 15140 F-16B Block 20 MLU
28 Jan 2008 [msh] 15140 F-16B Block 20 MLU News Article
Crashed just outside the base perimeter at Monte Real AB during its first test flight after completing M4 MLU modification. Wreckage came down in a pine tree plantation at 13:40 hours causing a small fire. The pilot, Lt.Col. João 'Skipper' Pereira, ejected safely and no-one on the ground was injured.
28 Jan 2008 [w/o] 15140 F-16B Block 20 MLU

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Capt. Adrian Meyer

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308 FS ACC , 1990 - 1991

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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