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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1549




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Aircraft: : 85-1549
LM Aero T/V 5C-291
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85549
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85549
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Apr 1987 [act] 85549 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85549 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Aug 1990 [act] 85549 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85549 USAF 72 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Dec 1992 [act] 85549 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30B
Oct 1996 [act] 85549 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30B
15 Aug 2015 [msh] 85549 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30B
Collided with #85-1546 shortly after landing at Nellis AFB around 11:20h local. The mishap was caused by pilot error of both landing aircraft. The aircraft came in too hard and landed long on the runway without applying proper braking and aerobrake procedures. This in combination with the other aircraft not vacating the runway in the right manner caused this mishap. The pilot suffered life threatening injuries. The airframe was considered a complete write-off due to extensive fire damage.
15 Aug 2015 [w/o] 85549 USAF 457 FS 'TX' 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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Errors and Omissions

Oct 11, 2016 - 08:39 PM
85-1549 lives on

Tail number 85-549 was placed on another F-16 air frame and is currently on display at the Houma Terrebonne Airport in Houma LA




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