Out of the 300 plus C-123’s that were built in
"About a year ago we found it advertised on the U.S. Treasury Department website, offering a seized aircraft for sale. The museum made an offer, we ended up getting the airplane and now we're ready to bring it back home to
The C-123 models were built at the now non-operational Fairchild Aircraft Factory, and were essential during the Vietnam War in delivering troops and hauling cargo.
"The mission of the aviation museum is to preserve
Once the plane returns home, residents will be able to check out the aircraft, along with other vintage planes the museum has worked hard to preserve.