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Airframe Details for F-16 #89-2059




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Aircraft: : 89-2059
LM Aero T/V 1C-212
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89059
F-16C Block 42F
Current USAF 89059
F-16C Block 42F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Oct 1990 [act] 89059 F-16C Block 42F
Feb 1991 [act] 89059 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 42F
07 Oct 1991 [msh] 89059 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 42F
Crashed at Nellis AFB Range, Nevada. The pilot, Captain Percival Taylor "Teflon" Gates, was killed in crash.
07 Oct 1991 [w/o] 89059 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 42F

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SrA. A.J. Halverson

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 1989 - 1991
Got this one straight from the factory. Had LATIRN and Targeting pods. Apparently this jet crashed a few months after I left the Air Force...

MSgt. Joe DeLaFuente

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 1991 - 1994
Crewed a sh*tload of acft while here. First one tragically crashed and the pilot was killed.


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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