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Airframe Details for F-16 #82-1037

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Aircraft: 82-1037
LM Aero T/V 62-103
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 82037
F-16B Block 15L
Current USAF 82037
F-16B Block 15L
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Nov 1983 [act] 82037 F-16B Block 15L
18 Nov 1983 [act] 82037 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16B Block 15L
Sep 1984 [act] 82037 USAF 4485 TS 'OT' F-16B Block 15L
Jun 1985 [act] 82037 USAF 3247 TS 'AD' F-16B Block 15L
Oct 1992 [act] 82037 USAF 39 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15L
22 Aug 1997 [msh] 82037 USAF 39 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15L
Crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 7 miles south of Destin, Florida. The aircraft was based at Eglin. Both crew, Major Paul A. Krause and Captain Stephen E. Gurney ejected safely and were rescued by boat. The plane was returning to Eglin after flying as a chase plane in a mission with an Air Force F-15. Cause was that the 4th stage seperated at a speed past mach.
22 Aug 1997 [w/o] 82037 USAF 39 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 15L AIB Report
The wreck is at Eglin AFB, Florida.

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MSgt. Ken Gamel

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46th Test Wing , 1983 - 1985
Killer "B"

CMSgt. Randy Durkee

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19th Fighter Squadron "Gamecocks" , -

MSgt. Joe DeLaFuente

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39th Flight Test Squadron , 1995 - 2000
Ironically another jet that fell prey to the crash gods. Fortunately both crew escaped. ACES II, "thrust you can trust"! Interesting story about this one the week after they salvaged it from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico...

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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