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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1564

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Aircraft: : 85-1564
LM Aero T/V 5C-306
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85564
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85564
F-16C Block 30B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 May 1987 [act] 85564 F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1987 [act] 85564 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85564 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85564 USAF 72 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Mar 1993 [act] 85564 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30B
Oct 1996 [act] 85564 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30B
06 Nov 1997 [msh] 85564 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30B News Article
The aircraft crashed practicing basic fighter maneuvers. The F-16 hit the ground near Sidney, Texas at about 13:15 hours. It was 75 miles west-southwest of it home base at NAS Fort Worth. The Air Force Reservist pilot, Col Thomas A Dyches, ejected safely. The pilot experienced the aircraft departing controlled flight due to a high AOA low speed manouvre. He could not reach the MPO switch to override the aircraft's computer in order to overcome the aircraft's departing controlled flight.
06 Nov 1997 [w/o] 85564 USAF 457 FS 'TX' 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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