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Mexico’s former presidential airplane lands at SCLA in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — An airplane once used by Mexico’s former president to travel around the world, landed at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville on Monday afternoon.

The presidential plane, a luxurious Boeing 787 Dreamliner worth $218 million was acquired in late 2012 and used by former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The plane was often criticized as being too lavish for the leader of a country where millions live in poverty.

Mexico’s newly-inaugurated president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly called ‘Amlo’ was sworn in on Saturday. On Sunday the new president-elect held his first press conference and told a rally in Xalapa, Veracruz he planned to sell 60 government airplanes and 70 helicopters the ‘corrupt politicians’ used.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, under Boeing’s orders, the plane was flown from Mexico City to Victorville’s SCLA where it will remain stored until a buyer is found.

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