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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0252

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Aircraft: 78-0252
LM Aero T/V 6D-41
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-082
Delivered RNlAF J-252
F-16A Block 10B
Current RNlAF J-252
F-16A Block 10B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Jan 1982 [act] J-252 F-16A Block 10B
18 Jan 1982 [act] J-252 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10B
Jun 1983 [act] J-252 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10B
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Celebration scheme for 40 years of 322 sqn.
04 Oct 1983 [msh] J-252 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10B
Ran off the runway at Leeuwarden AB. The pilot, Captain J.C. De Vries, was unfortunately killed in the incident. The accident resulted from the ingestion of a heron into the engine at high speed during a heavy weight take-off roll. Since the hook system did not function correctly, the arrestor cable was missed and the aircraft left the end of the runway with a speed of approximately 100kts. Immediately thereafter it overturned and came across a ditch which tore off the nose gear and the nose section. When the aircraft came to a halt, everything ahead of the fuel tank was gone
04 Oct 1983 [w/o] J-252 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10B

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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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