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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0397




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Aircraft: : 79-0397
LM Aero T/V 61-182
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79397
F-16A Block 10B
Current USAF 79397
F-16A Block 10B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Apr 1981 [act] 79397 F-16A Block 10B
06 May 1981 [act] 79397 USAF 8 TFW 'WP' F-16A Block 10B
Oct 1982 [act] 79397 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16A Block 10B
Apr 1984 [act] 79397 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10B
22 Mar 1988 [msh] 79397 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10B
Flew into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft crashed on a night practice intercept sortie over the Gulf. The pilot was Capt. Ronald Speidel (a German Air Force exchange-pilot) who just joined the 61st TFTS at Mac Dill AFB
22 Mar 1988 [w/o] 79397 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10B

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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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