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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1550

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Aircraft: : 85-1550
LM Aero T/V 5C-292
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85550
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85550
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Apr 1987 [act] 85550 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85550 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85550 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85550 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1992 [act] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Super Pig"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
04 Dec 1993 [act] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Northern Watch

Nose art remained.
01 Jan 1994 [act] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Nose art remained.
Apr 1998 [act] 85550 USAF 178 FS F-16C Block 30B "Sweet Sixteen"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
85-1548 also had the name Sweet Sixteen?
May 1998 [act] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
13 May 1998 [msh] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B News Article
Crashed at 10:30 hours seven miles south of Ainsworth, Nebraska near Johnston. The aircraft was on a two ship training mission from its home base Sioux City, Iowa. Cause of the crash was due to the F-16 flying through a flock of birds. A minimum of five American White Pelicans struck the aircraft. Damage to the structure, windscreen and ingestion into the engine brought the aircraft down onto hilly grasslands. The pilot, Lt. Col. Lundquist, ejected but was injured hitting the birds during the ejection.
13 May 1998 [w/o] 85550 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B AIB Report

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MSgt. Adam Furusho

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USAF PACAF - 14 AMU , 1986 - 1990
14AMU Flying Circus From Hell

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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