Why Was a Plane Parked on the Side of Interstate 495 in Massachusetts?

A vintage commercial airplane is undertaking a long, slow journey from Maine to New York to become a cocktail lounge.

The 1956 Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the "Connie," is headed from Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A send-off event was held Monday, and the plane departed on Tuesday.

On Wednesday morning, the plane was spotted parked alongside Interstate 495 in Bolton, Massachusetts. Footage from NBC10 Boston's Sky Ranger helicopter showed workers looking at the vehicle.

It wasn't immediately clear if anything was wrong or if it had just stopped for a momentary break.

Once in New York, the plane will serve as the cocktail lounge outside TWA Hotel, a hotel that promises to bring back "the magic of the Jet Age."

A spokeswoman for TWA Hotel says the plane does not fly anymore. The journey is expected to take several days because it will be traveling at about 15 miles per hour.

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