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Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
An A-10 Thunderbolt II was moved to Heritage Park on Thursday by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

A-10, carried by helicopter, arrives at park

– Some of those out driving or just outside enjoying a little sun on the city’s southwest side were treated to a little bit of spectacle Thursday, courtesy of the 122nd Fighter Wing.

Using a CH-47 Chinook – a huge helicopter – the fighter wing sling-loaded an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet and had it flown to Heritage Park at the front of the unit’s base at 3005 Ferguson Road.

The A-10 – a plane weighing about 19,000 pounds – is a retired jet and will in the near future be displayed for the public at Heritage Park, officials said.

Officials closed off a 400-foot radius along Ferguson Road between Bluffton Road and Airport Drive to complete the maneuver.