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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1572




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Aircraft: : 85-1572
LM Aero T/V 5D-41
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85572
F-16D Block 30B
Current USAF 85572
F-16D Block 30B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Mar 1987 [act] 85572 F-16D Block 30B
23 Apr 1987 [act] 85572 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16D Block 30B
Jun 1991 [act] 85572 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16D Block 30B
Test bed for the Recce pod in the summer of 1995.
30 Jan 2001 [msh] 85572 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16D Block 30B
Collided with F-16C (86-0228) at 18:45 hours with night vision goggles over Cape Charles, Virginia. F-16C (86-0228) passed this F-16 and the top of the fins on the AiM-9's cut across the fuselage all the way up to bulkhead 243 which is just behind the canopy. They were able to land safely at Langley AFB, Virginia. The D-model gave up its wing for the C-model which once wing replaced flew home. The D-model left Langley AFB on a truck to Hill AFB, Utah. Repair work was carried out at Ogden ALC by the 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron. Cost to repair was $1.2 million, 26000 work hours and over a 2 year period. Aircraft was delivered back to the 149th FS by March 31st, 2004.
31 Mar 2004 [act] 85572 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16D Block 30B
26 Jun 2007 [act] 85572 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16D 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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