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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1179

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Aircraft: : 83-1179
LM Aero T/V 5D-6
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83179
F-16D Block 25A
Current USAF 83179
F-16D Block 25A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
18 Dec 1984 [act] 83179 F-16D Block 25A
Feb 1985 [act] 83179 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16D Block 25A
01 Oct 1992 [act] 83179 USAF 312 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25A
01 Apr 1994 [act] 83179 USAF 61 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25A
20 Sep 1999 [msh] 83179 USAF 61 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25A
Crashed through the fence at the end of the runway at Luke AFB, Arizona. Overshot the runway after touchdown. Sheared the nose and undercarriage off. The aircraft landed without battery power, so the tail hook nor the brakes operated. The pilot, Major Sharon J. Preszler, ejected safely.
20 Sep 1999 [w/o] 83179 USAF 61 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25A
The aircraft wreckage is now located at AMARC arriving sometime after the year 2000.

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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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