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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” arrived in Buffalo delayed but safe early this evening.

Hazardous flying conditions kept the historic plane in Reading, Pa., until the late afternoon. Originally scheduled to arrive at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport at noon, the plane touched down shortly after 6 p.m., according to C. Douglas Hartmayer, spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

Diamond Lil will be at Prior Aviation and open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and people can purchase tickets for a Wednesday ride on the plane for $375.

The B-24 model became iconic during World War II. Diamond Lil is one of only two still flying today out of the more than 18,000 produced.

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