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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1451




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Aircraft: : 85-1451
LM Aero T/V 5C-231
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85451
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF 85451
F-16C Block 30A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Oct 1986 [act] 85451 F-16C Block 30A
Dec 1986 [act] 85451 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Apr 1989 [act] 85451 USAF 526 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85451 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
08 Sep 1992 [msh] 85451 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
This was the aircraft which crashed due to the pilots flight suit inflating causing the side stick to jam. The pilot was releiving himself and undid his lap belt. Unknowingly, the belt was wrapped around the stick and when he finally raised his seat up the aircraft went into an unwanted roll which could not be recovered. The pilot managed to eject safely. He unstrapped himself at 33,000 ft and initiated the ejection at 1,100 ft agl. The pilot was unbelted on ejection. This mishap occurred in Cakiruyuk, Turkey at 9:20 hours while TDY.
08 Sep 1992 [w/o] 85451 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A AIB Report

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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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