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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0372




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Aircraft: : 79-0372
LM Aero T/V 61-157
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79372
F-16A Block 10A
Current USAF 79372
F-16A Block 10A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Feb 1981 [act] 79372 F-16A Block 10A
19 Feb 1981 [act] 79372 USAF 388 TFW 'HL' F-16A Block 10A
Wore a large black number 6 on the rudder and a slightly smaller white number 5 where the tail code would be. Numbered for RAF Tactical Bombing Competition from May 26 to June 26, 1981.
Nov 1983 [act] 79372 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16A Block 10A
Sep 1984 [act] 79372 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 72 TFTS
30 Jul 1985 [msh] 79372 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 72 TFTS
Crashed into the Gulf of Mexico killing the pilot, 2nd Lieutenant J. O'brien. Probable cause is believed to be black-out
30 Jul 1985 [w/o] 79372 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10A

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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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