Auction to be reset for former presidential jet

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An auction for an airplane that was once part of the presidential fleet will begin again now that the government has sold a collection of spare parts separately.

The U.S. General Services Administration says the blue and white DC-9 was part of the Air Force Two fleet and at one point may have served as Air Force One, a plane used by the president.

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

GSA area property officer Randy Patterson says the auction began last week but was postponed by the State Department so it could sell the collection of spare parts.

Patterson says an auction of the plane will be scheduled to begin in several weeks. Bidding starts at $50,000.

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