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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0385

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Aircraft: : 79-0385
LM Aero T/V 61-170
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79385
F-16A Block 10A
Current USAF 79385
F-16A Block 10A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
05 Mar 1981 [act] 79385 F-16A Block 10A
09 Mar 1981 [act] 79385 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 10A
Wore a large black number 3 on the rudder and a slightly smaller white number 3 where the tail code would be. Numbered for RAF Tactical Bombing Competition from May 26 to June 26, 1981.
May 1984 [act] 79385 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16A Block 10A
Sep 1984 [act] 79385 USAF 56 TTW 'MC' F-16A Block 10A
22 Jun 1987 [msh] 79385 USAF 56 TTW 'MC' F-16A Block 10A
The aircraft suffered from a stuck throttle incident. The stabs jumped during touchdown just as the engine flamed out. The aircraft went about 300 feet in the air and landed to the right of the runway. The pilot ejected safely.
22 Jun 1987 [w/o] 79385 USAF 56 TTW '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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