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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0238




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Aircraft: : 78-0238
LM Aero T/V 6D-27
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-052
Delivered RNlAF J-238
F-16A Block 10
Current RNlAF J-238
F-16A Block 10
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Apr 1981 [act] J-238 F-16A Block 10
04 May 1981 [act] J-238 RNlAF TCA F-16A Block 10
29 Apr 1982 [msh] J-238 RNlAF TCA F-16A Block 10
The aircraft skidded off the runway and landed on its left-hand side. The pilot ejected before the ditch, but the nose section was seriously damaged.
Aug 1983 [act] J-238 RNlAF TCA F-16A Block 10
Repaired
Mar 1986 [act] J-238 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10
18 Dec 1992 [msh] J-238 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10
Departed the runway during a landing. The aircraft rolled over injuring the pilot, who ejected. He was attempting to land at Leeuwarden AB. This was the second crash of this airframe.
Apr 1997 [pre] J-238 F-16A Block 10
Eindhoven AFB
Jun 2000 [pre] J-238 F-16A Block 10
This airframe was displayed at the Aviadome museum in Schiphol airport during the 2000 season. Temporary attached to the museum building was a curved steelplate shelter containing #J-238, complete with equipment as in a real shelter. As a visitor you got very chocked when the silence suddenly was interrupted when the aircraft started the engine! You could hear the pilot contact the tower for taxi instructions and the aircraft left the shelter, and moments later it took off with afterburner engaged. Very big hidden loudspeakers created the illusion. It was all over in 2-3 minutes and total silence was restored in the shelter. 10 minutes later, new visitors had entered and were ready for the shock! The noise inside a real shelter during start-up by a F-16 in the real world is even much higher, but otherwise it was a perfect illusion created by the museum
Nov 2000 [pre] J-238 F-16A Block 10
At Eindhoven AFB

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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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