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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1469




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Aircraft: : 85-1469
LM Aero T/V 5C-249
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85469
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF 85469
F-16C Block 30A
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Dec 1986 [act] 85469 F-16C Block 30A
Jan 1987 [act] 85469 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85469 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Apr 1992 [act] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A "Miss Deal"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Dec 1997 [act] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Deployment: Southern Watch

Nose art remained
May 1998 [act] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Nose art remained
Mar 2005 [act] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Nose art removed
28 Oct 2005 [msh] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A AIB Report
Damaged in flight during an air refueling with a KC-10A #83-0081 at 10:31 hours. The aircraft landed safely but it is estimated to be some time to be repaired as a bulkhead was severely damaged. Closure rate of the F-16 to the KC-10 was slightly higher then normal. The boom operator pulled the boom up too quickly and in an effort to prevent the boom from hitting the tail of the KC-10 the boom operator overcompensated and the boom came back down hitting the F-16. This was barely a class A mishap.
Unknown [sto] 85469 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Won't be repaired as damage is too extensive.
Jun 2007 [pre] 85469 F-16C Block 30A
Static display with the 114FW at Joe Foss Field, SD.

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. John Swann

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1991 - 1994

MSgt. Edward Pacificar

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1986 - 1987
It was a great jet. Never gave me any bad problems.


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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