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Airframe Details for F-16 #93-0781

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Aircraft: : 93-0781

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LM Aero T/V TA-80
Plant Lockheed
Local C/N
Delivered RoCAF 6680
F-16A Block 20
Current RoCAF 6680
F-16A Block 20
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 6680 F-16A Block 20
FMS Program: Peace Fenghuang
Unknown [act] 6680 RoCAF 26 TFS F-16A Block 20
18 Aug 1999 [msh] 6680 RoCAF 26 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article
This aircraft was part of a four ship formation which was practising air combat. They had just taken off when aircraft numbered 6689 (not the aircraft which crashed) could not retract its landing gear. The aircraft was ordered back to Chiayi AB, Taiwan with F-16 this aircraft to escort. To burn off extra fuel the aircraft made several passes on the base. At 8:56 hours 6680 began to loose thrust. The pilot, Major Geng-Sheng Lin dropped the external tanks in an effort to lighten the aircraft and come around for landing. But when he reached an altitude of only 150 feet and an airspeed of 132 knots he ejected. The aircraft landed on the ground and did not break-up. Damage was largely limited to the nose. Major Geng-Sheng Lin fractured both legs after ejecting. All Taiwan F-16's were grounded as a result
18 Aug 1999 [w/o] 6680 RoCAF 26 TFS F-16A Block 20

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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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