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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-0564

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Aircraft: : 80-0564
LM Aero T/V 61-285
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 80564
F-16A Block 15
Current USAF 80564
F-16A Block 15
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Jan 1982 [act] 80564 F-16A Block 15
Feb 1982 [act] 80564 USAF 313 TFS 'HR' F-16A Block 15
01 Dec 1982 [msh] 80564 USAF 313 TFS 'HR' F-16A Block 15
Crashed 1.5 miles Northwest of Hahn AB. The pilot, First Lieutenant Rick French, ejected safely. The jet hit the approach lights and lost hydraulics. It went into a maximum burner climb, looped and consequently crashed in the woods off base.
01 Dec 1982 [w/o] 80564 USAF 313 TFS 'HR' F-16A Block 15

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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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May 19, 2013 - 01:48 AM
01 Dec 1982

The call sign was Curl 08. Landing runway 04 , crosswind component had many aircraft crabbing in on final. Last plane out on this particular night. . Inbound with the GCA, pilot took over visually and hit the ry 22 localizer, stripped the landing gear, lost hydrolics, computer took over and a/c executed burner climb with pilot ejection at apex.

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