WWII plane from Missoula heading back to Normandy

MISSOULA, Mont. – Volunteers are working hard to get a former firefighting plane ready to travel to France for the 75th anniversary of D-day.

The 75-year-old WWII area Dakota DC-3 known as Miss Montana hasn’t flown since it landed in Missoula in 2001.

But that won’t stop volunteers from getting her back in the air.

The Missoulian reports it has been given two like-new engines, hydraulics and a fuel system.

New propellers will be installed soon.

So get ready for the Miss Montana to be soaring over the Treasure State very soon.