Surprising moment: B1-B Lancer carried through south-central Kansas

Some roadways in south-central Kansas were jammed on Saturday when a B1-B Lancer was carried across the state.

It took Kansas Highway 160 through Barber County and into Harper County before intersecting with Kansas Highway 42.

Surprising moment: B1-B Lancer carried through south-central Kansas

The Medicine Lodge Police Department told KSN that the jet was being flown to Wichita from Fort Worth, Texas, but ended up in Barber County to avoid major routes.

After that, it traveled to Wichita via U.S. 54 until it reached Andover when it turned onto Andover Road and crossed the turnpike between Andover and Towanda.

The Andover Police Department assisted the jet through the town and shared photos on its Facebook page.

Mike Newsum supplied KSN with the video below, which shows the aircraft heading northeast of Harper.

According to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Lancer carries the biggest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, with a wingspan of 137 feet and a length of 146.

The plane’s final destination was NIAR, where it will be used for research.

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