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Airframe Details for F-16 #89-2175

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Aircraft: : 89-2175
LM Aero T/V 1D-50
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89175
F-16D Block 42G
Current USAF 89175
F-16D Block 42G
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Mar 1991 [act] 89175 F-16D Block 42G
Apr 1991 [act] 89175 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16D Block 42G
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89175 USAF 33 FS 'SW' F-16D Block 42G
Oct 1993 [act] 89175 USAF 63 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 42G
26 Apr 1999 [msh] 89175 USAF 63 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 42G
Crashed 20 miles northwest of Luke AFB on White Tank Mt. Range at 18:05 hours. The cockpit landing gear lights indicated an unsafe undercarriage. While attempting to resolve the problem, the aircraft ran out of fuel. The instructor pilot, Major Kevin Grove, and a German exchange pilot, Captain Stephan Kleinheyer, were recovered safely.
26 Apr 1999 [w/o] 89175 USAF 63 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 42G

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CMSgt. John Pinksaw

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33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" , 1991 - 1992
This was a brand spanking new Blk 42 right out of the factory; had that new car smell!!

SSgt. Joseph Reif

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310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" , 2007 - 2008
Meh??? Karvonen was my ADCC on this one. Not much to say about this one...We sold it to 308th as well...

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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