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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0837

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Aircraft: 90-0837
LM Aero T/V CD-4
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90837
F-16D Block 50A
Current USAF 90837
F-16D Block 50A
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Oct 1992 [act] 90837 F-16D Block 50A
Nov 1992 [act] 90837 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16D Block 50A
May 1995 [act] 90837 USAF 14 FS 'MJ' F-16D Block 50A
Nov 1997 [act] 90837 USAF 14 FS 'WW' F-16D Block 50A
03 Apr 2001 [msh] 90837 USAF 14 FS 'WW' F-16D Block 50A
Went down over the Pacific Ocean 12 miles northwest of Misawa, Japan. Pilot, First Lieutenant Mark Hadley, ejected and was rescued by a Japanese military HH-60 after 35 minutes of being in the ater. Cause of the crash was FOD to the engine. This caused a blade from the third stage compressor to come loose which punctured the engine's compressor section. Pilot as a result was unable to re-light the engine. The aircraft was from the 14th FS but the pilot belonged to the 13th FS. In May, 80% of the wreckage was recovered, including the engine. A US Navy diver Seaman Matthew Draughon was killed on May 5th, 2001 during the recovery of debris.
03 Apr 2001 [w/o] 90837 USAF 14 FS 'WW' F-16D Block 50A AIB Report

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MSgt. Matthew Gililland

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14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" , 2000 - 2001

MSgt. Robert Scheifl

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , 1994 - 1995
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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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