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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1496

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Aircraft: : 85-1496
LM Aero T/V 5C-276
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85496
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85496
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Mar 1987 [act] 85496 F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1987 [act] 85496 USAF 13 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85496 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
22 Jan 1992 [msh] 85496 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Collided with a KC-135R (61-0284) of the 92nd Wing after this aircraft performed a manouvre to avoid collision with another KC-135. The F-16 went down in the Pacific Ocean, 630 miles east of Atsugi JMSDF AB at 5:27 hours. Pilot, Captain John L. Dolan, ejected safely and was rescued by amphibious US-1A of 71st Koukuutai, JMSDF based at Atsugi AB.
22 Jan 1992 [w/o] 85496 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B 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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