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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-3640

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Aircraft: : 80-3640
LM Aero T/V 6D-72
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-148
Delivered RNlAF J-640
F-16A Block 15H
Current RNlAF J-640
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
09 Sep 1983 [act] J-640 F-16A Block 15H
Feb 1984 [act] J-640 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H
05 Aug 1998 [msh] J-640 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H
Damaged and repaired
Unknown [act] J-640 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H
Unknown [con] J-640 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2001 [act] J-640 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jul 2006 [act] J-640 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Anniversary markings for 55 years of 312 sqn.
Unknown [sto] J-640 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Twenthe AB for refurbishment
08 Apr 2011 [msh] J-640 F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article
When arriving at the SABCA factory in the early morning for some modifications and repainting to be done in anticipation of being transferred to Chile (it would have become airframe #745 with the FACh), the nose landing gear failed upon landing at Gosselies AP. The pilot belly landed the F-16 with him being unhurt. The airframe was briefly stored at Volkel AB for damage assessment. Although repairable it was decided not to repair the airframe due to the associated cost and simply replace the airframe for the Chilean Air Force with #J-203. Therefore this is a w/o.
08 Apr 2011 [w/o] J-640 F-16A Block 20 MLU

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CMSgt. Ismail Yavuz

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312th squadron "Bonzo" , 2006 - 2007

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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