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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1492




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Aircraft: : 85-1492
LM Aero T/V 5C-272
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85492
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85492
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]
ADCC between 1989 and 1991 was SrA. Andrew Bilous.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Mar 1987 [act] 85492 F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1987 [act] 85492 USAF 13 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85492 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
28 Apr 1993 [msh] 85492 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Crashed near Osan while operating a close air support mission on detachment from Misawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely at treetop level at 14:35 hours. The aircraft was flown into the ground due pilot distraction and spatial disorientation.
28 Apr 1993 [w/o] 85492 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B AIB Report

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SMSgt. John Manning

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13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1987 - 1990
Awesome jet it was my first jet as a A1C brand new when I got to put my name on the NLG door as ADCC. SSgt Tim Hucks was the DCC back then. Always flew good and got us high flyer quite a few times. I was stationed at Osan AB ROK 36th FS when the 13th came over to fly with us during Team Spirit/Foal Eagle 1993 when 492 crashed one foggy morning. Sad I just went to see it the day before and chatted with the current DCC on it.


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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