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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1320




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Aircraft: : 84-1320
LM Aero T/V 5D-14
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84320
F-16D Block 25C
Current USAF 84320
F-16D Block 25C
Status [w/o]
DCC was Richard Davis in 1988


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jun 1985 [act] 84320 F-16D Block 25C
Jul 1985 [act] 84320 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16D Block 25C
Oct 1990 [act] 84320 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16D Block 25C
Oct 1991 [act] 84320 USAF 457 TFS 'TF' F-16D Block 25C
01 Feb 1992 [act] 84320 USAF 457 FS 'TF' F-16D Block 25C "Station Wagon"
Mar 1995 [act] 84320 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16D Block 25C
16 Sep 1997 [msh] 84320 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16D Block 25C News Article

Collided with an F-16C (84-1286) from the same squadron over the Atlantic just off the coast. The two aircraft were to rendezvous just after take-off. There destination was Whiskey-107, an ocean training area located 40 miles from Atlantic City. One crew member was rescued at 21:15 hours in good shape. The other crew member was picked up at 21:25 hours and was taken to a trauma center where his condition was stabilized. He had suffered a gash to his head. Damage to the F-16C was to its left wing, horizontal stabiliser, fuselage, canopy and the engine. Damage to this aircraft is estimated to be $1.15 million worth. The F-16D was recovered from the ocean but is a total write off. The aircraft was valued at $16.3 million at the time of the crash. The aircraft belonged to the New Jersey ANG. Surprisingly, blame for the accident was placed on both pilots. The F-16D pilot thought the other aircraft was miles ahead. By the time he spotted the other aircraft it was too late. Lack of communication between both pilots contributed to the accident, as well, both aircraft had their strobe lights turned off. Both pilots were grounded.
16 Sep 1997 [w/o] 84320 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16D Block 25C

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TSgt. Rollin Rathbun

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17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" , 1989 - 1990
SSgt Vernon Suzuki was the DCC of this acft. He was known as the "samuri".

TSgt. Rollin Rathbun

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119th Fighter Squadron "Jersey Devils" , 1991 - 1995
This jet followed me from active duty at Shaw to the New Jersey Air National Guard ( Jersey Devils)


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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