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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1331

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Aircraft: : 84-1331
LM Aero T/V 5D-25
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84331
F-16D Block 25E
Current USAF 84331
F-16D Block 25E
Status [act]
This bird never seemed to fly right after the collision with the glider. I flew it back to the US when we closed down Hahn AFB. It flew like it was a little bent. The ECS quit over Scotland, so "Bo" Boera (on the wing) and I diverted to Alconbury. The cockpit decompressed pretty quickly when the ECS broke, and I had to dive pretty quickly so that the cabin pressure wouldn't get above 25,000' (and go to the flight docs!). We chilled out in England for a couple of days untill the ECS got fixed and another tanker was available to drag us across the pond to the 163rd.

Col. B.A. Andrews

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Jul 1986 [act] 84331 F-16D Block 25E
Aug 1986 [act] 84331 USAF 10 TFS 'HR' F-16D Block 25E
05 Jun 1990 [msh] 84331 USAF 10 TFS 'HR' F-16D Block 25E AIB Report
Collided with a German glider (H101 Salto glider, D-2195) ten nautical miles north-north-west of Sembach, Germany. The glider pilot was killed, the F-16 was barely damaged and easily repaired. The pilot of the F-16 was Captain Chris Luithly, but he was not the lead in the flight that was returning from Ramstein to Hahn AB.
Aug 1991 [act] 84331 USAF 163 TFS 'FW' F-16D Block 25E
15 Mar 1992 [act] 84331 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16D Block 25E
Jul 1994 [act] 84331 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25E
03 Jul 2014 [act] 84331 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25E

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SSgt. Johmil Eslao

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2003 - 2003
Falcon 4331 is the first jet I ever crewed in my on-job-training to be a Crew Chief.

SSgt. Josh Sanders

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2008 - 2010
My first jet. She was always clean and pristine, Code 1 tracking sheet stretched as far as you could see. Canopy never would quite shut all the way, guessing due to her collision in the early 90s.

SSgt. James Dawson

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2009 -

TSgt. Douglas McWhorter

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10th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting Tenth" , - 1991

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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