Beaumont, Kansas: Barry Seal's Airplane

The notorious 1980s drug-runner flew this plane -- and others -- as part of his smuggling empire. Now it sits on a lawn in a tiny Kansas town.
11651 SE Main St., Beaumont, KS
US-400 to town, then turn south onto Main St. You'll soon see the plane parked on the right.
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Barry Seal's Twin Beech Aircraft.

Barry Seal's Twin Beech Aircraft

Parked near the fly-in Beaumont Hotel is this 1949 Twin Beech airplane, once owned by Barry Seal, portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 2017 movie "American Made."

[AM DeHart, 04/30/2020]

Barry Seal used planes, including probably this one, to smuggle drugs into the U.S. in the 1970s and '80s. He also worked for the FBI and CIA. His story has been featured in at least two Hollywood movies. Barry was assassinated in 1986.

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