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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0301

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Aircraft: : 78-0301
LM Aero T/V 6L-1
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-013
Delivered RNoAF 301
F-16B Block 1
Current RNoAF 301
F-16B Block 1
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Jan 1980 [act] 301 F-16B Block 1
16 Jan 1980 [act] 301 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 1
13 Nov 1984 [msh] 301 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 1
Burnt out on the ground at Rygge AB, Norway. Just as power was increased for take-off a compressor blade came loose and shot up through the fuel tank creating a gaping hole. Fuel then drained into the engine causing a fire. A ladder was pushed up to the plane by ground crew and both pilots could step down unhurt. The F-16 virtually melted down before the fire was put out. One of the pilots was a USAF exchange pilot temporarily flying with the 332 sqn
13 Nov 1984 [w/o] 301 RNoAF 332 skv 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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