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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. That day the weather was unfavorable with a nasty crosswind over the base which had many other aircraft crabbing in on final. On finals to runway 04 the aircraft hit the approach lights of runway 22 stripping the gear in the process and consequently lost hydraulics. The computer took over and sent the aircraft 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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