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Airframe Details for F-16 #93-0739

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Aircraft: : 93-0739

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LM Aero T/V TA-38
Plant Lockheed - Fort Worth
Local C/N
Delivered RoCAF 6638
F-16A Block 20
Current RoCAF 6638
F-16A Block 20
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 6638 F-16A Block 20
FMS Program: Peace Fenghuang
Unknown [act] 6638 RoCAF 22 TFS F-16A Block 20
01 Jun 1999 [msh] 6638 RoCAF 22 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article
Reported missing at 20:30 hours at a location in the China Sea off Green Island, Taiwan. It was a night training mission. The pilot was Flight Leader Major Chung-wei Hsu. After a month and a half the aircraft and pilot had still not been found. Video from the wingman's HUD showed his aircraft suddenly pitch up and role into a nose down position. It happened at an altitude of 15,000 feet at 20:11 hours. All Taiwanese F-16's were grounded as a result of the crash.
01 Jun 1999 [w/o] 6638 RoCAF 22 TFS F-16A Block 20

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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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