Crews Continue To Restore F-111 In Bowling Green

By: Brett Baldeck Email
By: Brett Baldeck Email

Crews continue hours of hard labor to restore a war plane to its original condition.

A F-111 aircraft currently sits in a hangar at the Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport while crews restore it before a move to the Aviation Heritage Park.

The plane has a local connection, flying on the wing tip of Bowling Green's own Colonel Arnie Franklin.

Crews say the historical significance of the plane doesn't stop there.

"This aircraft just as a coincidence was ordered by President George Bush on the final strike in the Desert Storm War. It dropped literally the last bomb in a mission to try to take out Saddam Hussein," says Jim Wright, President of the Aviation Heritage Park.

Wright says the plane should be restored by June 15 in time for the annual hangar party at the Bowling Green Airport.

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