Historic Boeing 707 to Stay in Ohio, Not in Austin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
There will be no Air Force One for the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.

DAYTON, OH - NOVEMBER 20: Special Air Mission (SAM) 26000, President John F. Kennedy's Air Force One, sits on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in the Presidential Gallery on November 20, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. SAM 26000 flew JFK's body from Dallas to Washington D.C. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new president on the plane earlier in the day. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) There will be no Air Force One for the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.

The Austin American-Statesman reports U.S. Air Force officials have assured that the converted Boeing 707 where Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president in 1963 in Dallas will remain in Ohio.

The jet, with the military designation VC-137C, is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

The assurances were conveyed in letters released Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The LBJ Foundation had raised millions of dollars in pledges and planned to build a pavilion by the LBJ Presidential Library to house the jet flown by U.S. presidents flew from 1962 until 1990.


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