Tornado fighter plane move in Alamogordo goes as planned

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Officials say the move of a German Air Force donated Tornado fighter plane from Holloman Air Force Base to the Otero County Fairgrounds went well.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports the German Air Force Tornado jet fighter made its way down Highway 54/70 while being towed to Alamogordo on Saturday without any glitch.

The jet was on display for the public at the Otero County Fairgrounds on Sunday and is scheduled Tuesday to move to the New Mexico Museum of Space History.

The move involved 17 different agencies and businesses, including utility workers who will be taking care of power lines along the way.

The twin-engine combat plane has been on display in front of the German Air Force headquarters at Holloman Air Force Base for the last several years.