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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1389




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Aircraft: : 84-1389
LM Aero T/V 5C-171
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84389
F-16C Block 25F
Current USAF 84389
F-16C Block 25F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 May 1986 [act] 84389 F-16C Block 25F
Jun 1986 [act] 84389 USAF 10 TFS 'HR' F-16C Block 25F
31 Mar 1988 [msh] 84389 USAF 10 TFS 'HR' F-16C Block 25F
Crashed into a house in Forst, Germany. The pilot, First Lieutenant Tom E. Doyle, was killed along with one civilian on the ground. The pilot stayed with the aircraft to avoid hitting the center of the town. Unfortunately, he could not avoid a house on the outskirts of the town, killing himself and the brother of the local 'Bergermeister'. The local citizens concider the pilot a hero for this action.
31 Mar 1988 [w/o] 84389 USAF 10 TFS 'HR' F-16C Block 25F

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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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