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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0718




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Aircraft: : 90-0718
LM Aero T/V 1C-326
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90718
F-16C Block 40H
Current USAF 90718
F-16C Block 40H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Aug 1991 [act] 90718 F-16C Block 40H
Oct 1991 [act] 90718 USAF 18 FS 'AK' F-16C Block 40H
06 Feb 2003 [msh] 90718 USAF 18 FS 'AK' F-16C Block 40H News Article
Snow slide
Jumped the chocks during a hot oil servicing run at Eielson AFB, Alaska and slid 400ft sideways across the ramp on hard packed snow. The aircraft ended up in a balancing act on its nose and starboard wing on the ground and port landing gear in the air. The aircraft was fixed, although there was extensive damage. A ground crew member in the cockpit was fine. A few years later, the aircraft ended up in the exact same position after being tipped over by the engine exhaust of a taxying B-1B.
Mar 2004 [act] 90718 USAF 18 FS 'AK' F-16C Block 40H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 18 FS
15 Jun 2007 [msh] 90718 USAF 18 FS 'AK' F-16C Block 40H Video Footage
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 18 FS
Tipped over on its side again this time while taxiing before take off for a Red Flag North sortie. During taxi roll the aircraft wandered behind a B-1B which was spooling up to move out onto the runway. The exhaust of the four engines on the B-1 was powerful enough to blow the aircraft up on two wheels on its right side. This aircraft had previously been on its same side when it went out of control just a few years earlier on February 6, 2003. Just like before the aircraft will be repaired. It is unclear yet if the B-1 applied too much thrust for ground taxiing or the F-16 was out of position.
Jul 2007 [act] 90718 USAF 18 FS 'AK' F-16C Block 40H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 18 FS
Unknown [act] 90718 USAF 80 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 40H

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SSgt. Andrew Wetzsteon

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18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" , 2004 - 2005

SSgt. Eric Maxwell

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80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 2013 -

SSgt. Doug Seeger

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18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" , 2005 - 2007

SMSgt. Dan Henderson

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18th Tactical Fighter Wing , 1998 - 1999


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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