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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0798

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Aircraft: : 90-0798
LM Aero T/V 1D-76
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90798
F-16D Block 40K
Current USAF 90798
F-16D Block 40K
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Jun 1992 [act] 90798 F-16D Block 40K
Nov 1992 [act] 90798 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16D Block 40K
19 Jun 1998 [msh] 90798 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16D Block 40K
Skidded off the runway and burned out during take-off on a post maintenance test flight. The AOA probe was installed backwards. As soon as the aircraft broke ground the aircraft porpoised up and down the runway. Faulty instrument readings gave the wrong angle of attack to the computer. Air data inputs are used to automatically schedule the leading edge flaps and the AOA limiting is in effect. The pilot, Captain Bryan Nordhelm, managed to eject safely. The pilot attempted to correct the bad data but the computer would not respond. The mishap occurred at Hill AFB, but the aircraft is normally operated by the 347th Wing at Moody AFB, Georgia. It was being worked on for NIVIS lighting upgrade before the CCIP package had been released.
19 Jun 1998 [w/o] 90798 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16D Block 40K AIB Report

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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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