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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0298

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Aircraft: : 79-0298
LM Aero T/V 61-83
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79298
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF 79298
F-16A Block 10
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Jun 1980 [act] 79298 F-16A Block 10
24 Jun 1980 [act] 79298 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10
08 Nov 1982 [msh] 79298 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10
Crashed in Avon Park range, Florida during a night training mission killing Captain Francisco Pineiro, Jr. He was a flight instructor.
08 Nov 1982 [w/o] 79298 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10

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MSgt. Rich Hopkin

Crew Chief Profile
4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , 1978 - 1983
Worked in R&R on the F4 and then made the transition to the F16. I went to the 4th FS in 1980 and was the crew chief on 79-0289 and expedited until 1983.

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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