Former Air Force Two auction canceled by US State Department

MESA, AZ - Bad news if you were planning on bidding on a piece of American history.

The auction for a plane that once acted as Air Force Two, the vice president's aircraft, has been canceled.

The U.S. State Department made the announcement Thursday, but did not say why.

The bidding for the plane, which was being housed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, started at $50,000.

Whenever the president is aboard a military aircraft, it is always referred to as Air Force One.

The plane, tail number N681AL, reportedly served multiple vice presidents, including Nelson Rockefeller, George H. W. Bush and Al Gore.

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