B-24 Bomber Flies into Marion

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By WSIL Manager

WILLIAMSON CO. -- A piece of aviation history is making its home in Marion right now.

Hundreds of people watched as the B-24 bomber "Diamond Lil" landed at the Williamson County airport Monday afternoon. The 1941 plane is one of only two B-24 Liberators still flying today.  
 
The crowd enjoyed free tours Monday, and the plane will be kept in the airport hangar for the next month.
 
"It's an extremely rare aircraft," said Local Chapter President for the Experimental Aircraft Association Mark Bybee. "This happens to be the 25th one that was manufactured. It gives a rare opportunity to actually see one not on just static display, but also to be able to walk around the plane."
 
The plane will be open again for free tours on July 19th.
 
You can also purchase a plane ride for July 24th. The cost is $395. You can find more information here.
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