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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1546

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Aircraft: : 85-1546
LM Aero T/V 5C-288
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85546
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF F16C 85-1546
F-16C Block 30B
Status [sto]
Crew chief from 1989 till 1992 was Steve LaPine. DCC in 1994 was Andrew Lester.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Apr 1987 [act] 85546 F-16C Block 30B
09 Apr 1987 [act] 85546 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30B
Jul 1988 [act] 85546 USAF 526 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85546 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 86 FW
Apr 1993 [act] 85546 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30B
Nov 1993 [act] 85546 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30B
Nov 2006 [act] 85546 USAF 124 FS F-16C Block 30B
Short term instructional aircraft for the 124th FS till they could receive the big inlet F-16s.
Apr 2007 [act] 85546 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30B
Jun 2010 [act] 85546 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Aug 2013 [act] 85546 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30B
15 Aug 2015 [msh] 85546 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30B
Collided with #85-1549 shortly after landing at Nellis AFB around 11:20h local. The mishap was caused by pilot error of both landing aircraft. The aircraft didn't vacate the runway in a correct manner with the other aircraft coming in too hard and landing long on the runway without applying proper braking and aerobrake procedures caused this mishap. The pilot escaped unhurt. Total repair cost is estimated at $ 5.4 million, still pening whether it will be performed.
15 Aug 2015 [sto] 85546 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30B
Still stored at Nellis AFB pending repair.
27 Jun 2017 [sto] F16C 85-1546 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30B
Ultimately decided it wasn't economical to repair and put into storage.

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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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