State Plane Sale to Benefit Police

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The state of Indiana says money raised from the sale of its plane will be used for state police safety programs. The aircraft sold for more than $1.8 million, which topped the asking price.

February 10, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The State of Indiana’s 2001 Beechcraft Super King Air B200 twin turbine aircraft sold on January 30 for $1,834,000, which was $134,000 beyond the asking price of $1.7 million. The King Air was purchased by American Aviation from Brooksville, Florida. Payment for the plane has been received in full, and the new owners took possession on February 6.

Upon advertisement of the plane’s sale in mid-December 2013, general interest included approximately 25 calls and e-mails. Upon the deadline for sealed bids mid-afternoon on January 30, three bids in total were received from Florida, Mississippi and Alberta, Canada.

The State plans to use funds received from the sale to help support public safety duties of the Indiana State Police.

Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence