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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-3609




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Aircraft: : 80-3609
LM Aero T/V 6F-44
Plant SABCA
Local C/N B-140
Delivered RDAF E-609
F-16A Block 15F
Current RDAF E-609
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Jun 1983 [act] E-609 F-16A Block 15F
27 Jun 1983 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 15F
Aug 1990 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 15F
Unknown [con] E-609 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2000 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 726 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Still wore Esk. 730 markings.
Jul 2000 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 726 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
'Test MLU' logo on the tail.
Nov 2000 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 723 F-16A Block 20 MLU
May 2002 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 726 F-16A Block 20 MLU
17 Nov 2005 [msh] E-609 RDAF Esk 726 F-16A Block 20 MLU
A double main wheel tire explosion during landing caused the aircraft to leave the runway with substantional damage to the nose section. It is repairable though. The pilot on the flight was Captain T. M. Kristensen.
Jul 2006 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Repaired.
Apr 2008 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2010 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Feb 2011 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
02 Sep 2011 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Air Policing Baltic States

04 Jan 2012 [act] E-609 RDAF Esk 727 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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