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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0391




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Aircraft: : 79-0391
LM Aero T/V 61-176
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79391
F-16A Block 10B
Current USAF 79391
F-16A Block 10B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Mar 1981 [act] 79391 F-16A Block 10B
01 Apr 1981 [act] 79391 USAF 429 TFS 'NA' F-16A Block 10B
Apr 1989 [act] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Nov 1990 [act] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Deployment: Desert Storm

18 Jan 1991 [msh] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Deployment: Desert Storm

Shot up during Desert Storm by AAA on January 18, 1991. Damage was to the ECM pod and the the right wing. Spent a week in BDR before returning to flight a week later.
25 Jan 1991 [act] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Deployment: Desert Storm

11 Apr 1991 [msh] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Nose tire blew during takeoff causing the aircraft to depart the runway at Al Kharj AB, Saudi Arabia around 9:00 local. The right drop tank hit a runway light. The pilot, Major Androski, ejected safely after the aircraft started to leave the runway, but the aircraft burned up. Mission was intended to be a CAP mission in support of ODS.
11 Apr 1991 [w/o] 79391 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B AIB Report

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SSgt. James Erhardt

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429th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Black Falcons" , 1984 - 1989


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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