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Moving 767 a huge team effort

Wilmington News Journal



The wide load makes a slow left turn shortly after beginning its journey in Wilmington.

The wide load makes a slow left turn shortly after beginning its journey in Wilmington.


Tom Barr | Wilmington News Journal

WILMINGTON — Law enforcement, utility crews and heavy equipment movers were out in force Monday morning as a Boeing 767 fuselage began its 5 mph journey from Wilmington to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for training purposes.

Ball & Sons Movers is hauling the plane on its 3-day trip accompanied by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers as well as crews in charge of raising and taking down utility lines for the plane to pass under.

The haul vehicle and its load is about 150 feet long, 22 feet wide and 19 feet high with a gross weight of 124,000 pounds.

The route is:

Day 1: Starting in Wilmington and enters Greene County on Highway 72 north, then left onto Highway 35, the exit 62 onto Old Highway 35

Day 2: Starting on Old Highway 35, the right onto Highway 68 north, then left turn onto Highway 235, then left onto Dayton Yellow Springs Road

Day 3: Starting on Dayton Yellow Springs Road then left onto Kauffman Avenue, then left onto Skyline Drive at WPAFB.

The wide load makes a slow left turn shortly after beginning its journey in Wilmington.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/03/web1_DSC_0602-cr.jpgThe wide load makes a slow left turn shortly after beginning its journey in Wilmington. Tom Barr | Wilmington News Journal
Moving 767 a huge team effort

Wilmington News Journal