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Airframe Details for F-16 #93-0542




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Aircraft: : 93-0542
LM Aero T/V CC-177
Plant Lockheed
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 93542
F-16C Block 50Q
Current USAF 93542
F-16C Block 50Q
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Oct 1995 [act] 93542 F-16C Block 50Q
Nov 1995 [act] 93542 USAF 78 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q
Oct 2002 [act] 93542 USAF 78 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q
Deployment: Northern Watch

Jan 2003 [act] 93542 USAF 78 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q
Mar 2003 [act] 93542 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q
Named 'Cacktus Jack 3'. Anyone has more info since this info is preliminary.
05 Apr 2006 [msh] 93542 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q News Article
At around 17:40 hours - while on a two ship training mission over the Atlantic, 30 miles off the coast of South Carolina - this F-16 went down. The other pilot in the flight saw the ejection and a parachute open but it was not untill 19:35 hours that the pilot, Captain Theodore 'Ted' Shultz, was rescued by the US Coast Guard. The cause of the crash was determined to be a G-LOC incidence.
05 Apr 2006 [w/o] 93542 USAF 55 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 50Q AIB Report

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SSgt. William Guenther

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55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth" , 2002 - 2005

SSgt. Rick Pumphrey

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55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth" , -

SSgt. Bruce Farneti

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78th Fighter Squadron "Bushmasters" , 1996 - 1997
East Coast Demonstration Team

SSgt. Rob McNiven

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55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth" , 2004 - 2006
Crashed after pilot G-locked, Pilot survived. Best jet I had yet, did have an o2 problem for about 6 months, got that fixed it crashed the next week, but other than that it was a great jet


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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