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Jet Set: Decommissioned fighter jet on its way to Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park

A decommissioned fighter jet, an A-6 Intruder used in Vietnam sorties, is lifted by a crance at Williamsport Regional Airport to be placed on a truck for it’s journey to Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park in Williamsort. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

A decommissioned fighter jet, an A-6 Intruder used in Vietnam sorties, is lifted by a crane onto a truck for it’s journey from Williamsport Regional Airport to Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park in Williamsport. The inlet covers are taken off the jet and the hydraulic landing gear is looked over before being manually retracked.

This superload is scheduled to be moved during the overnight hours on Wednesday, October 28, in Lycoming County.

The 15.5-mile move will originate from Montoursville to the destination at Wahoo Drive in the City of Williamsport.

The load is classified as a superload due to its weight and dimensions. It weighs 93,000 pounds, is nearly 100 feet long (including carrier), 25 feet 4 inches wide and 14 feet 6 inches high.

The trip is scheduled to occur between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

The inlet covers are taken ioff the A6 Intruder on Monday, at the Williamsport Regional Airport before it’s mvoe to Lycoming County Veterans Park. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

The travel route will include: Route 2014 eastbound (Broad Street) in Montoursville, Route 2045 northbound (Fairfield Road) in Fairfield Township, Interstate 180 westbound, Route 3007 (Pine Run Road) in Woodward Township (where it will turn around), Route 220 northbound in Woodward Township, and Route 2014 (West Fourth Street) in the City of Williamsport.

Motorists should expect traffic delays due to the movement of the large load.

The hydralic landing gear of the A6 Intruder is looked at before beiing manually retracked on Monday. The decommissioned fighter jet, an A-6 Intruder used in Vietnam sorties, is lifted by a crance at Williamsport Regional Airport to be placed on a truck for it’s journey to Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park in Williamsort. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

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