Historic Boeing 707 to stay in Ohio, not in Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in the cabin of the presidential plane on the ground in Dallas. (AP Photo/White House, Cecil Stoughton, File)
Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in the cabin of the presidential plane on the ground in Dallas. (AP Photo/White House, Cecil Stoughton, File)

AUSTIN (AP) — There will be no Air Force One for the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin.

U.S. Air Force officials have assured that the converted Boeing 707 where Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president in 1963 in Dallas will remain in Ohio.

The jet, with the military designation VC-137C, is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

The assurances were conveyed in letters released Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The LBJ Foundation had raised millions of dollars in pledges and planned to build a pavilion by the LBJ Presidential Library to house the jet flown by U.S. presidents flew from 1962 until 1990.

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