Final flight of LB's C-17 Globemaster


The last C-17 Globemaster cargo plane to be manufactured at Boeing in Long Beach took off Sunday, bound eventually for Qatar, as an appreciative crowd of aircraft workers and their families looked on and cheered. The Long Beach factory that was originally part of Douglas Aircraft, then McDonnell-Douglas, will be closing. The C-17 flew over the crowd at Long Beach Aircraft as a final flourish.

About 280 Globemasters rolled out at Long Beach, most of them for U.S. Air Force duty. With the shutdown of the C-17 line, for now no military or commercial aircraft are being made in the Los Angeles area, once the nation's hub of airplane manufacturing.

Here is the Channel 2 report, with an ad at the front end.

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