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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0019

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Aircraft: : 78-0019
LM Aero T/V 61-25
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78019
F-16A Block 1
Current USAF 78019
F-16A Block 1
Status [scr]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Sep 1979 [act] 78019 F-16A Block 1
26 Sep 1979 [act] 78019 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 1
11 Mar 1982 [msh] 78019 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 1
Ran off the runway at Salt Lake City International Airport caused by a main gen/CSD failure. Had extensive damage to the right wing and fuselage. The wing was replaced from a block 10 aircraft. An interesting note to this repair is that the fuselage was reassembled on wooden cradles, with no precision alignment. The misalignment was discovered when the boresight was accomplished after repair, the fuselage was "twisted" to the right approx .250" from the F.S. 189 bulkhead forward. The gun and HUD mounts had to be moved .250" to compensate. It actually turned out to be the 466th TFS's best bomber after that.
Aug 1985 [act] 78019 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 1
Nov 1986 [act] 78019 USAF 466 TFS 'HI' F-16A Block 1
01 Feb 1992 [act] 78019 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16A Block 1
Mar 1994 [act] 78019 USAF 89 FS 'DO' F-16A Block 1
29 Jul 1994 [sto] AAFG0198 USAF AMARC 'DO' F-16A Block 1
10 Feb 2015 [scr] 78019 F-16A Block 1

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SSgt. Scott Gandy

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649 CLSS , 1992 - 1994
We rebuilt this one for the 3rd time after fire damage to aft fuselage, this was the first F-16 to be rebuilt after it ran off the runway at SLC

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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