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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0779




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Aircraft: : 90-0779
LM Aero T/V 1D-57
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90779
F-16D Block 40H
Current USAF 90779
F-16D Block 40H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Jul 1991 [act] 90779 F-16D Block 40H
Aug 1991 [act] 90779 USAF 68 TFS 'MY' F-16D Block 40H
01 Oct 1991 [act] 90779 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16D Block 40H
Aug 1992 [act] 90779 USAF 69 FS 'MY' F-16D Block 40H
Jun 1994 [act] 90779 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16D Block 40H
13 Jul 2004 [msh] 90779 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16D Block 40H
The aircraft caught fire right after take off from Osan AB. The pilot, Capt. Kermis, circled around and was able to land. The core spray bar broke off and started spraying fuel in the enging bay. Due to the fire the rudder ISA also failed resulting in loss of rudder control during landing. It was a class A mishap but the plane was repaired.
Sep 2005 [act] 90779 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16D Block 40H
Repaired.

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TSgt. Paul Engram

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 1998 - 1999

SSgt. Austin Harding

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 2007 - 2008
My jet as DCC and a true D Model. Always broken for the most random possible reasons and has been responsible for keeping me on the line for 12 hours more times than I care to mention. A hanger queen and a real bitch. But recently she's turned a corner and flies regular code 1. Of course, now that I'm leaving.

SrA. Chadd Holley

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 1995 - 1996
Great Jet. Not so great assignment.

MSgt. Jamie Cabral

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 1994 - 1995
AAHHH!! Korea, it was a bus but it flew like a champ. Hardly any if ever problems with this jet. 1994, it later came out that Clinton almost went to war with N. Korea while we were there. Supposedly it was on until N.Korea gave into consessions at the last moment. Smitty's, The Dragon, Heavy Metal Club. Working Hard and playing hard.


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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