A North Dakota State University official
says the school is trying to sell a private plane that costs more
than $5,600 an hour to fly.
NDSU controller Gary Wawers told a North Dakota legislative
committee Wednesday that the asking price for the twin-engine
Beechcraft King Air is $1.55 million.
The plane was bought new five years ago for more than $2.3
Legislators say NDSU would save money by chartering planes on
occasions when university officials need a private plane flight.
School records show that from July 2010 through June 2011, the
plane was used for 41 flights lasting a total of 70 hours.
Mandan state Rep. Todd Porter says the plane hasn't been used
enough to justify NDSU owning one.