An airplane once used by President Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) during the Vietnam War has been brought for display to the National Museum for Vietnamese History.
According to Senior Lieutenant Vu The Dung of transportation air force unit 918, the airplane, IN 14, used to serve Uncle Ho – as the President was popularly known – between 1962 and 1969.
The jet aircraft has been taken to the museum after six months of reparation work for exhibition, according to the Tuoi Tre newspaper.
The transport of a large airplane on road from the unit’s store near Gia Lam Airport to the museum by road on March 30 attracted wide attention from hundreds of local residents.
Rumors circulated that it was a Vietnam Airlines airplane that had landed outside the airport because of some mistake.
The unit officers said they had to make special efforts to explain the actual plan to the residents because it is unusual to see an aircraft being towed on road.