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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0177

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Aircraft: 78-0177
LM Aero T/V 6F-4
Local C/N B-030
Delivered RDAF E-177
F-16A Block 5
Current RDAF E-177
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 May 1980 [act] E-177 F-16A Block 5
29 May 1980 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 5
Oct 1981 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 5
Feb 1982 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 5
Nov 1982 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 5
Jun 1983 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 5
Apr 1985 [msh] E-177 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 5
On 10 Jul 1986 the aircraft was on a gunnery training mission near the Danish island of Rømø, when there was an explosion in the engine, and smoke and flames was detected from the other planes in the formation. The pilot, Captain V.C. Boudreaux an USAF exchange pilot, was able keep the engine running long enough to get the aircraft back to Skrydstrup Air Base where he made a normal landing, and by doing so saved the aircraft. Captain Boudreaux on the 4 December 1986 received the Danish decoration 'The Medal for Superior Airmanship' by the chief of the Danish tactical air command. He was invited to the Royal palace, were the queen herself wanted to personally congratulate Captain Bourdreaux.
Jul 1990 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 723 F-16A Block 5
Unknown [con] E-177 F-16A Block 20 MLU
LTF aircraft for MLU program
Mar 1998 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 723 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Jun 2000 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 726 F-16A Block 20 MLU
01 Dec 2000 [act] E-177 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU
13 May 2003 [sto] E-177 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Totalled 3,209 hours
18 May 2010 [pre] E-177 F-16A Block 20 MLU
Gate guard at Skrydstrup AB.

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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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