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Airframe Details for F-16 #92-3889




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Aircraft: : 92-3889
LM Aero T/V CC-131
Plant Lockheed
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 92889
F-16C Block 52P
Current USAF 92889
F-16C Block 52P
Status [act]
Possible mishap involving this aircraft with the 389th FS. Throttle stuck on landing, pilot held the brakes till end of runway at Nellis AFB during a Red Flag exercise. The left main gear caught fire. Fire was quickly extinguished and parts replaced as a class B mishap. Exact date and confirmation of serial is yet to be made with this mishap.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 May 1994 [act] 92889 F-16C Block 52P
Jun 1994 [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P
Apr 1998 [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P
Deployment: Southern Watch

Unknown [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P
Nov 2001 [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P "Vulture, T-bolts rule"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

12 mission markings for Operation Enduring Freedom. Art work by TSgt Robbie Leist and SSgt Chad Marks.
Unknown [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P
Aug 2004 [msh] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P AIB Report
Returned from a training flight code one in Japan during a TDY. Taxiing back to it's parking spot the aircraft hit a pot hole causing a short in the ECM pod adapter. That resulted in sparks starting a fire. The aircraft was taken apart and shipped back in March 2005 to Mountain Home AFB and repaired by a team from Hill AFB. By July 2005 the aircraft was finally repaired and after a few test flights and scheduled upgrades was back in service. Mishap was graded a class A but was later downgraded to a class B. The aircraft was flown back to the United States aboard a C-5.
Jul 2005 [act] 92889 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 52P
29 Mar 2007 [act] 92889 USAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52P
12 Apr 2012 [act] 92889 USAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52P
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

23 Aug 2012 [act] 92889 USAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52P

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SSgt. Austin Harding

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389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" , 2004 - 2005
My first jet, basically I was on it for a total of 8 months.

SSgt. Chip Rutland

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389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" , 1998 - 1999
This was my first Jet. It was not the Flagship, However, everytime the Colonel flew, he flew this jet.

MSgt. Donald DePedro

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389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" , 1995 - 1997
The war machine. This aircraft always deployed, even when it was a spare. It was a flying machine.

MSgt. Donald DePedro

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389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" , 1998 - 2006
Back from the Kun and got my aircraft back. The war machine! Had to leave her in 2001 when I went to QA. Came back as an expediter in 2002 and watched over her again. Now they are going to the Guard and I had to leave the F-16 community.


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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