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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1545

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Aircraft: : 85-1545
LM Aero T/V 5C-287
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85545
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85545
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Apr 1987 [act] 85545 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85545 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85545 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85545 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1992 [act] 85545 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Enemy Nightmare"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
07 Jun 1996 [msh] 85545 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Crashed near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Aircraft was from the Iowa ANG. The aircraft suffered a fan blade failure causing the engine to halt. The pilot, Colonel Ronald Dardis, ejected safely.
07 Jun 1996 [w/o] 85545 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B

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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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