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Airframe Details for F-16 #93-0538

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Aircraft: : 93-0538
LM Aero T/V CC-173
Plant Lockheed
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 93538
F-16C Block 50Q
Current USAF 93538
F-16C Block 50Q
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Sep 1995 [act] 93538 F-16C Block 50Q
09 Sep 1995 [act] 93538 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q
19 Nov 1998 [msh] 93538 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q News Article
Commander of the 55th Fighter Squadron ejected from this F-16 at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Harvey survived the ejection which occurred about 15:00 hours. The pilot ejected under a minute after takeoff. Cause of the crash was due to engine fuel control problems from a faulty AC generator which gave wrong signals to the Digital Engine Control (DEC). Just after the pilot left the aircraft, the engine regained power and flew for an additional thirty seconds before impacting the ground two miles from the end of the runway.
19 Nov 1998 [w/o] 93538 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q

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2nd Lt. John Zellar

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78th Fighter Squadron "Bushmasters" , 1996 - 1997

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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