Nightly News   |  May 10, 2013

U.S. to auction presidential jet

The government is auctioning off a McDonnell Douglas DC9-32 used to carry presidents and vice presidents for more than 30 years. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> now is your chance to own an aircraft that carried u.s. presidents . the government is selling an aging dc-9 bearing the paint scheme from when it carried presidents and vice presidents for 30 years. it was used when a smaller alternative was needed to the 747 on shorter runways. the posted price of the heavily used aircraft is $50,000. video we found from 1999 shows the last time it carried a president and was designated air force one. bill clinton 's trip to buffalo, new york.