Sunday, March 04, 2012

Plane used as Air Force One lands at Lewis-McChord

A Boeing 747 VC-25A commonly known as Air Force One landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this afternoon as part of a year-long maintenance cycle, officials said.

Several people spotted the plane about 2:30 p.m. and may see it again since it is scheduled to be in the area for the next few days.

“It’s just a maintenance cycle,” said Adamarie Lewis, a spokeswoman for the 62nd Airlift Wing. “It’s getting ready to be certified to return to the presidential rotation.”

She said there were no passengers aboard.

The plane is assigned to the 89th airlift wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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