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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-0535

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Aircraft: 80-0535
LM Aero T/V 61-256
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 80535
F-16A Block 10D
Current USAF 80535
F-16A Block 10D
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Oct 1981 [act] 80535 F-16A Block 10D
25 Oct 1981 [act] 80535 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16A Block 10D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 35 TFS
Oct 1982 [act] 80535 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16A Block 10D
Nov 1984 [act] 80535 USAF 430 TFS 'NA' F-16A Block 10D
Apr 1989 [act] 80535 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16A Block 10D
Nov 1990 [act] 80535 USAF 89 TFS 'DO' F-16A Block 10D
01 Feb 1992 [act] 80535 USAF 89 FS 'DO' F-16A Block 10D " The City of Kettering"
19 May 1993 [msh] 80535 USAF 89 FS 'DO' F-16A Block 10D " The City of Kettering"
Written off when a fuel line came loose while in the pattern at Wright-Patterson, starting a fire inside the engine bay. the pilot declared an emergency and immediately attempted to land on the runway, touching down before the gear was fully extended. The tail hit the runway but the jet landed safely and remained on the runway. It was then used for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Training (BDRT), even after the squadron exchanged the type for C-141's. Eventually it was scrapped after spending several years in the BDRT section of the base. - Thanks Jake Melampy
Jun 1993 [i/a] 80535 'DO' F-16A Block 10D
At Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (BDR)

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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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Errors and Omissions

May 06, 2024 - 03:40 AM
Oct 1982 entry

This aircraft was assigned to the 17th AMU and was part of the 17 TFS, not the 19 TFS. It may have originally transferred into the 19 AMU from Kunsan, but if so, it was then transferred over to the 17th. How do I know? I was proud to see my name stenciled on the canopy when I "earned" an aircraft after becoming a mission ready F-16 pilot in the 17 TFS "Hooters" in 1983.

Thanks, Charlie Lyon

Maj Gen, USAF (ret)

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