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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0764




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Aircraft: : 90-0764
LM Aero T/V 1C-372
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90764
F-16C Block 42J
Current USAF 90764
F-16C Block 42J
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
01 Jul 1992 [act] 90764 F-16C Block 42J
02 Jul 1992 [act] 90764 USAF 17 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 42J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 17 FS
Aug 1993 [act] 90764 USAF 77 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 42J
Unknown [act] 90764 USAF 125 FS 'OK' F-16C Block 42J
07 Feb 1994 [msh] 90764 USAF 125 FS 'OK' F-16C Block 42J
Crashed due to an engine fire in Soper, Oklahoma. The pilot ejected safely and walked to the nearest farmhouse for assistance. The crash was the unit's first loss in its entire 54 year history. Cause was that the engine experienced a high cycle fatigue fracture of a fourth stage turbine blade below the blade platform and subsequent damage to the low pressure turbine which made it to stall.
07 Feb 1994 [w/o] 90764 USAF 125 FS 'OK' F-16C Block 42J AIB Report

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MSgt. Russ LaPorte

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138th Fighter Wing , -
764... Crashed Feb 1994. Pilot got out (Praise God) we had just got the plane transfered to us 2 weeks prior. Back then Pratt had a bunch of bad blades (made wrong). Blade in the high pressure stage broke at the root and blew out the back of the motor...


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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