FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Last updated: Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 - 12:58 pm EDT

A-10, carried by helicopter, arrives at park

PHOTOS
 
Click on image to view.

FORT WAYNE — Some of those out driving or just outside enjoying a little sun on the city’s southwest side were treated to a little bit of spectacle Thursday, courtesy of the 122nd Fighter Wing.

Using a CH-47 Chinook – a huge helicopter – the fighter wing sling-loaded an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet and had it flown to Heritage Park at the front of the unit’s base at 3005 Ferguson Road.

The A-10 – a plane weighing about 19,000 pounds – is a retired jet and will in the near future be displayed for the public at Heritage Park, officials said.

Officials closed off a 400-foot radius along Ferguson Road between Bluffton Road and Airport Drive to complete the maneuver.

jeffwiehe@jg.net


Friday
Friday
High 25 °F
Low 22 °F
13 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 17901.54-234.18
Nasdaq 4940.26-42.55
S&P 500 2078.46-22.58
AEP 54.82-2.26
Comcast 60.15-0.175
GE 25.535-0.285
ITT Exelis 23.97-0.08
LNC 59.02+0.69
Navistar 29.80-0.50
Raytheon 105.2518-1.7182
SDI 18.29-0.47
Verizon 48.30-0.62
  Stock Sponsor