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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-1691

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Aircraft: : 86-1691
LM Aero T/V 3M-18
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USNavy 163573
F-16N Block 30D
Current USNavy 163573
F-16N Block 30D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Dec 1987 [act] 163573 F-16N Block 30D
18 Dec 1987 [act] 163573 USNavy VF-45 F-16N Block 30D
Marked AD-624
Oct 1994 [act] 163573 USNavy VF-45 F-16N Block 30D
Marked AD-621
05 Dec 1994 [msh] 163573 USNavy VF-45 F-16N Block 30D
Settled back down on the runway while the undercarriage was being retracted during takeoff. It was departing NAS Key West, Florida. The pilot did eject safely. The wreckage remained at the base for about three months. The pilot was performing touch and goes after a training mission. He was rolling on the main wheels and put the gear handle up prior to advancing the throttle (this can be done prior to weight-on-wheels). As the gear retracted the pilot ejected but before ejecting, he selected augmentor and as he was decending in his parachute, the aircraft was assending and actually got airborn and flew for some several thousand feet before crashing into a salt pond.
05 Dec 1994 [w/o] 163573 USNavy VF-45 F-16N Block 30D

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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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