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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0303




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Aircraft: : 78-0303
LM Aero T/V 6L-3
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-033
Delivered RNoAF 303
F-16B Block 5
Current RNoAF 303
F-16B Block 5
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Sep 1980 [act] 303 F-16B Block 5
May 1981 [act] 303 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 5
12 Jun 1985 [msh] 303 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 5
Crashed north of Banak, Norway during a low level flight over the ocean. The crew consisted of a pilot and a higher ranking officer. The pilot experienced a sudden pitch down and due to the low level he did not have time to recover so he chose to eject. It was later speculated that the high ranking officer experienced a hart attack where he grabbed the side stick controler and pushed it forward. At the same time his body went rigid lifting up of the seat. When the pilot in charge decided to eject the seat hit the high ranking officer with extream force causing serious internal injuries which later lead to his death. The pilot in charge survived without serious injuries
12 Jun 1985 [w/o] 303 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 5

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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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