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Airframe Details for F-16 #89-2089

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Aircraft: : 89-2089
LM Aero T/V 1C-242
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89089
F-16C Block 42F
Current USAF 89089
F-16C Block 42F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Dec 1990 [act] 89089 F-16C Block 42F
Jan 1991 [act] 89089 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 42F
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89089 USAF 19 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 42F
16 Dec 1991 [msh] 89089 USAF 19 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 42F
Crashed 2,5 miles southwest of Mullins, South Carolina at 17:17 hours enroute to conduct 1v1 night intercepts. It suffered a dual engine fuel resolver failure resulting in fuel starvation and engine stall / stagnation. Unsuccessful airstart and subsequent engine fire required the pilot, Capt David R. Rue, to eject. The ejection was successful with minor injuries to the pilot.
16 Dec 1991 [w/o] 89089 USAF 19 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 42F AIB Report

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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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