Regional
10:25 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Even With A Huge Discount, No Takers For State Jet

New Mexico – The Colorado aircraft broker trying to sell 2005 Cessna Citation Bravo is advertising the jet for $3.15 million. That's about $2.35 million less than the state paid for it when Bill Richardson was governor.

Gov. Susana Martinez has called the plane the "ultimate symbol of waste and excess."

General Services Administration spokesman Tim Korte tells the Santa Fe New Mexican that the plane hasn't flown since December. It's been on the market since early this year and with the broker for about two months.

New Mexico's Cessna is the most expensive of the six aircraft listed on Wetzel Aviation's website. Wetzel spokesman Bryon Mobley says there has been some interest but the bad economy makes selling the jet a challenge.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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