Lindbergh’s Plane Being Restored At Lambert

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Efforts are underway at Lambert Airport to preserve a St. Louis aviation icon.

Charles Lindbergh's 'Monocoupe' is nearing the end of a two year conservation effort.

For Linda Landry and Calin Carter, two History Museum conservation staffers, working on Charles Lindbergh's 1934 Monocoupe is a labor of love.

Donated to the History Museum in 1940 and originally hung in the main terminal at Lambert in 1979, the aircraft had to be removed in 2011 for the renovation of Terminal C. Little did they know, but the move saved the plane from being damaged in the Good Friday tornado 2 weeks later.

The conservation staff has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in working on an 80 year old aircraft.

It's a blend of repairing and stabilizing in order to preserve.

Once the cleaning and repairs are done, the next challenge is to get it safely re-hung in the main terminal by the end of this summer.

By: John Ross