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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0071

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Aircraft: : 78-0071

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LM Aero T/V 61-67
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78071
F-16A Block 5
Current USAF 78071
F-16A Block 5
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Apr 1980 [act] 78071 F-16A Block 5
22 Apr 1980 [act] 78071 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 5
25 Jun 1980 [msh] 78071 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 5
The aircraft was lost in a yellow flag exercise caused by fuel starvation. The pilot bailed out at approximately 300 ft when a flame-out approach to a dirt road didn't turn out to be the best solution.
25 Jun 1980 [w/o] 78071 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 5

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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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