Air Force One Auction Set for Today; Last to Fly Clinton to Buffalo

2:19 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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MESA, AZ - An airplane that was once part of the presidential fleet is going on the auction block today.

The U.S. General Services Administration says the DC-9 was part of the Air Force Two fleet and at one point served as Air Force One, the plane reserved for the President's use.

The plane was used for 30 years when a smaller plane was needed due to the short length of some of the country's runways.

President Bill Clinton was the last Commander-in-Chief to use the plane as Air Force One. The last time he used it was for a flight here to Buffalo in 1999.

The presidential seal has been removed, but it does still have the iconic "United States of America" lettering down the sides.

If you're interested in bidding, the online auction starts today at 11 AM CT; the starting bid - $50,000.

The plane is currently being stored at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

WGRZ-TV

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