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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1304

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Aircraft: : 84-1304
LM Aero T/V 5C-141
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84304
F-16C Block 25E
Current USAF 84304
F-16C Block 25E
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Feb 1986 [act] 84304 F-16C Block 25E
Mar 1986 [act] 84304 USAF 496 TFS 'HR' F-16C Block 25E
Aug 1991 [act] 84304 USAF 113 TFS 'TH' F-16C Block 25E
15 Mar 1992 [act] 84304 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 25E
Jun 1993 [act] 84304 USAF 112 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 25E
Aug 1994 [act] 84304 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25E
03 Feb 1999 [msh] 84304 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25E News Article
Went down just before 10:00 hours at the Barry M. Goldwater range, about seven miles south of Gila Bend, Arizona. The student pilot, First Lieutenant Esther Obert, radioed that she was having aircraft problems. She was in a three ship formation. Esther ejected shortly after. All Luke AFB F-16's were grounded for safety checks. Cause of the crash was numerous cracks in the afterburner wall which caused fire to spread.
03 Feb 1999 [w/o] 84304 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25E

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SSgt. Robert Banuelos

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496th Tactical Fighter Squadron "The World's Finest" , 1988 - 1995

SSgt. Ryan Loper

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 1997 - 1997
I only crewed this jet for about 3 weeks until the day it crashed

MSgt. Peter Seidel

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496th Tactical Fighter Squadron "The World's Finest" , -
Crewed her for most of my time at Hahn, up until they shut it down. Funny that Ryan Loper & I crossed paths later on as C-130 FEs! I put a lot of effort into her, sad to hear of her demise.

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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