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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0832

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Aircraft: : 90-0832

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LM Aero T/V CC-32
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90832
F-16C Block 50B
Current USAF 90832
F-16C Block 50B
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
May 1993 [act] 90832 F-16C Block 50B
24 May 1993 [msh] 90832 F-16C Block 50B
First pre-delivery crash (company acceptance flight). The pilot attempted a split-S at 2,100 feet and was forced to eject at only 680 ft with his nose 40° low. The pilot (LMTAS senior experimental test pilot), Joe Bill Dryden, was killed. The aircraft crashed 20 miles west of Fort Worth near Mineral Wells, Texas. Bill was unable to separate from the ejection seat before impacting.
24 May 1993 [w/o] 90832 F-16C Block 50B AIB Report
23 Aug 1993 [w/o] 90832 F-16C Block 50B
Aircraft delivery to USAF on this date occured on paper only

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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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