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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1273

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Aircraft: : 84-1273
LM Aero T/V 5C-110
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84273
F-16C Block 25D
Current USAF 84273
F-16C Block 25D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
04 Dec 1985 [act] 84273 F-16C Block 25D
05 Dec 1985 [act] 84273 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25D
Jan 1991 [act] 84273 USAF 457 TFS 'TF' F-16C Block 25D
01 Feb 1992 [act] 84273 USAF 457 FS 'TF' F-16C Block 25D
May 1995 [act] 84273 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25D
14 Mar 2008 [msh] 84273 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25D News Article
Lost at 12.17h local time just south of Alamo Lake, Arizona. The aircraft was on a two ship air-to-air student training mission at the time. Sadly the pilot, Second Lieutenant David J. Mitchell of the 112th FS did not survive. He had 237 flight hours of which 26 were in the Viper. Mitchell would have graduated Initial Pilot Training in June of 2008.
14 Mar 2008 [w/o] 84273 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25D AIB Report

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TSgt. Joseph Ramirez

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2001 - 2007
Best aircraft I ever had !!! Crewed this aircraft for a long time. Got to know this airpalne in and out. I personally installed all new landing gear, ADG, paint was flawless, it shined in the AZ sun. Came back from Depot with new wings, it was almost a new airplane when I left. "SILVER SPIKE ALWAYS!"

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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