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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-0527

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Aircraft: : 80-0527
LM Aero T/V 61-248
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 80527
F-16A Block 10D
Current USAF 80527
F-16A Block 10D
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Sep 1981 [act] 80527 F-16A Block 10D
Oct 1981 [act] 80527 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10D
Also flew with the 62 TFTS at one point.
Unknown [msh] 80527 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10D
Suffered a broken throttle incident, but landed safely. The incident was caused by faulty maintenance. The jet had less than 100 flying hours when during an engine change the throttle quadrant was not connected during a test run. The fuel quadrant was set to first stage of AB but without throttle control, once the engine started there was no stopping it (main fuel shutoff valve control was also disconnected). The plane shot across the ramp, ripped all main gear off crossing a ditch and was airborne for close to 200ft before it bellied in and FOD'ed out the engine. The wings were removed and the jet was trucked back to the GD factory for repairs.
Unknown [act] 80527 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10D
Unknown [act] 80527 USAF 62 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 10D
Mar 1989 [act] 80527 USAF 160 TFS 'AL' F-16A Block 10D
Mar 1992 [act] 80527 USAF 162 FG F-16A Block 10D
Unknown [act] 80527 USAF 162 FW 'AZ' F-16A Block 10D
17 May 2002 [sto] AAFG0469 USAF AMARC 'AZ' F-16A Block 10D
Feb 2011 [sto] 80527 F-16A Block 10D
Destined for the Pima Air & Space Museum.
06 Mar 2017 [pre] 80527 F-16A Block 10D
At the Pima Air & Space Museum.

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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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