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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0092

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Aircraft: : 78-0092
LM Aero T/V 62-18
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78092
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78092
F-16B Block 1
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Aug 1979 [act] 78092 F-16B Block 1
22 Aug 1979 [act] 78092 USAF 388 TFW 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 TFW
23 Jul 1980 [msh] 78092 USAF 388 TFW 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Impacted the ground on the Eagle range, Utah. The crew, Capt. Don Stuart and Capt. Larry Danner, ejected safely and were uninjured. During the second low angle bomb pass on the Eagle Range target, the engine stagnated when the throttle was advanced from idle following bomb release. Airspeed was traded for altitude, but both the primary and backup control airstart attempts were unsuccessful and they bailed out at about 1500 feet. The subsequent investigation revealed an alignment pin was missing from a critical valve in the engine compressor variable geometry system which precluded restart.
23 Jul 1980 [w/o] 78092 USAF 388 TFW 'HL' F-16B Block 1

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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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