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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0338

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Aircraft: : 79-0338
LM Aero T/V 61-123
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79338
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF 79338
F-16A Block 10
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Nov 1980 [act] 79338 F-16A Block 10
18 Nov 1980 [act] 79338 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16A Block 10
Oct 1982 [act] 79338 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10
09 Sep 1988 [msh] 79338 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10
Crashed off the coast of Sarasota, Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft was recovered by the Navy and was stored in Hanger 5 for a few years being pretty much intact. The corrosion (caused by the salt water) was terrible. May have been marked 72nd TFTS at the time.
09 Sep 1988 [w/o] 79338 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' 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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