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Airframe Details for F-16 #82-0985

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Aircraft: : 82-0985
LM Aero T/V 61-578
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 82985
F-16A Block 15M
Current USAF 82985
F-16A Block 15M
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Nov 1983 [act] 82985 F-16A Block 15M
09 Oct 1984 [act] 82985 USAF 3247 TS 'AD' F-16A Block 15M
Unknown [act] 82985 USAF 3247 TS 'ET' F-16A Block 15M
01 Oct 1991 [act] 82985 USAF 40 TS 'ET' F-16A Block 15M
Modified with an F-16C tail (and probably many other F-16C mods internal). The exact date of this mod is unknown.
Jun 1992 [act] 82985 USAF 15 TS F-16A Block 15M
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: HAFB
Red and orange paint scheme.
30 Oct 1992 [msh] 82985 USAF 15 TS F-16A Block 15M
Smashed between the east & westbound lanes on I-84 near South Weber, Utah. The pilot ejected safely. Cause of the crash was an engine nozzle failure immediately after take-off from Hill AFB. The pilot attempted to land at Hill, but thrust was insufficient
30 Oct 1992 [w/o] 82985 USAF 15 TS F-16A Block 15M

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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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