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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0318




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Aircraft: : 79-0318
LM Aero T/V 61-103
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79318
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF 79318
F-16A Block 10
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Aug 1980 [act] 79318 F-16A Block 10
29 Aug 1980 [act] 79318 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16A Block 10
May 1981 [act] 79318 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 10
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 TFW
Unknown [act] 79318 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 10
27 Jan 1982 [msh] 79318 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 10
Crashed into an unpopulated area Southwest of Luke AFB, Arizona. Cause of crash was flight control failure, pilot ejected safely.
27 Jan 1982 [w/o] 79318 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 10

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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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