The DC-9 which acted as Air Force One and which is now being sold The DC-9 which acted as Air Force One and which is now being sold

An aircraft that is thought to have once performed as Air Force One - the call sign of the plane that carries the President of the United States - has gone on sale with a starting price of $50,000.

The DC-9, built in 1975, is being auctioned by the government but with just under 13 days to go until bidding closes, no bids have yet been received.

The DC-9 is being stored at an airport in Mesa, Arizona and would-be buyers are encouraged to travel to inspect the aircraft as the government warns its condition 'cannot be warranted.'

 

A collection of spare parts is included in the bid price, the government says.

According to aviation databases, the plane was last used on November 26 2011. It contains 116 seats and has a cruising speed of 350mph.

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