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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1173

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Aircraft: : 83-1173
LM Aero T/V 62-123
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83173
F-16B Block 15S
Current USAF 83173
F-16B Block 15S
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Sep 1984 [act] 83173 F-16B Block 15S
Oct 1984 [act] 83173 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16B Block 15S
Aug 1985 [act] 83173 USAF 13 TFS 'MJ' F-16B Block 15S
Feb 1988 [act] 83173 USAF 68 TFS 'MY' F-16B Block 15S
May 1991 [act] 83173 USAF 182 TFS 'SA' F-16B Block 15S
15 Mar 1992 [act] 83173 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16B Block 15S
01 Jul 1994 [msh] 83173 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16B Block 15S
Crashed at about 10:20 hours some 100 miles from Kelly AFB, Texas at the Crystal Military Operating Area after a bird strike. The incident was during a training mission. Both crew ejected safely and where treated for minor injuries.
01 Jul 1994 [w/o] 83173 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16B Block 15S 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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