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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1456




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Aircraft: : 85-1456
LM Aero T/V 5C-236
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85456
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF 85456
F-16C Block 30A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Nov 1986 [act] 85456 F-16C Block 30A
Dec 1986 [act] 85456 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85456 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Jan 1993 [act] 85456 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30A
Jul 1996 [act] 85456 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
28 Aug 2000 [msh] 85456 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A News Article
Clipped the top of a barn before impacting a ploughed field. Pilot, Major Stephen W. Simmons, was buzzing his in-laws, since they own the property. He was in the process of completing a loop, starting at 140 feet with a top of only 4,759 feet. Unfortunately he wasn't able to complete the loop and never ejected. Time of the crash was 18:00 hours, 4 miles from Tulla, Texas. Eye witnesses said the aircraft lost power and then crashed. Simons was a pilot with Delta Airlines and was flying a cross-country mission from Hill AFB back to NAS Fort Worth.
28 Aug 2000 [w/o] 85456 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A AIB Report

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SMSgt. Robert Rentz

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1989 - 1993


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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