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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0278




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Aircraft: : 78-0278
LM Aero T/V 6K-7
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-038
Delivered RNoAF 278
F-16A Block 5
Current RNoAF 278
F-16A Block 5
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Nov 1980 [act] 278 F-16A Block 5
Jun 1984 [act] 278 RNoAF 331 skv F-16A Block 5
Jan 1986 [act] 278 RNoAF 332 skv F-16A Block 5
23 Mar 1992 [msh] 278 RNoAF 332 skv F-16A Block 5
The aircraft was an early block 5, and was lost due to an engine failure at 18,000 feet. After three attempts to relight the engine, the pilot directed the aircraft away from populated areas and ejected at 3,000 feet. This happened near Banak AB, Norway
23 Mar 1992 [w/o] 278 RNoAF 332 skv F-16A Block 5

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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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