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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-3597




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Aircraft: : 80-3597
LM Aero T/V 6F-32
Plant SABCA
Local C/N B-103
Delivered RDAF E-597
F-16A Block 15
Current RDAF E-597
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Jun 1982 [act] E-597 F-16A Block 15
23 Jun 1982 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 15
22 Nov 1996 [msh] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 15
The main undercarriage retracted just after touchdown during a touch and go exercise. The aircraft slid for 5,000 feet on its two wing tanks, and stopped still on the runway. The pilot stayed with the aircraft, and the aircraft had minor damage, which will be repaired. Damage was to wing tanks, main gear doors, ventral fins and elevators. The aircraft crashed at Skrydstrup.
Unknown [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 15
Unknown [con] E-597 F-16A Block 20 MLU
May 1999 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 723 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2001 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2002 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
19 Mar 2011 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Odyssey Dawn

Deployed to Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily as part of Libya NFZ
Jul 2011 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Apr 2012 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
May 2012 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Apr 2018 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Iceland Air Policing and Surveillance

Jul 2018 [act] E-597 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU

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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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