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Airframe Details for F-16 #89-2104




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Aircraft: : 89-2104
LM Aero T/V 1C-257
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89104
F-16C Block 40G
Current USAF 89104
F-16C Block 40G
Status [w/o]
DCC in 1991-1992 was Paul S. Loveall.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
12 Feb 1991 [act] 89104 F-16C Block 40G
13 Feb 1991 [act] 89104 USAF 308 TFS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89104 USAF 308 FS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
Aug 1992 [act] 89104 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40G
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Marked with 5 GBU-12's and four GBU-10's.
16 Nov 2000 [msh] 89104 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40G News Article
Suffered a mid-air collision with a civilian Cessna 172N (N73829) at 15:56 hours. It happened at 1,200 feet near Sarasota, Florida. The Cessna pilot, Jacques Oliver, was killed. His aircraft came down in a golf coarse. Captain Greg Kreuder tried to take his F-16 for a landing at MacDill AFB, but the engine failed and the cockpit was shattered, forcing him to punch out. The F-16 came down in a wooded area four miles south of the Cessna's. The Cessna pilot never responded to Miami control to help avoid the collision. The F-16 was in a two ship formation on a ground attack training sortie. It turns out the F-16's were using the wrong frequency to contact Tampa, which had control of the airspace. Only Miami was able to keep contact. The aircraft was on loan to the 69 FS at the time of the accident.
16 Nov 2000 [w/o] 89104 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40G AIB Report

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SrA. Christopher Flinchbaugh

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68th Fighter Squadron "Lightning Lancers" , 1996 - 1996


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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