Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said she would pay $287,273 in property taxes owed on a private plane that she and her husband co-own.

During a press conference Monday, McCaskill said she and her husband plan to sell the aircraft immediately. “I have convinced my husband to sell the damn plane,” she said on a conference call, according to “I will never set foot on the plane again.”

McCaskill was reported last week to have spent $76,000 from her Senate budget to travel on the plane over the past four years. McCaskill said she had not tried to evade taxes on the plane and noted that she had paid $38,800 in sales taxes on the aircraft.

She said she accepted full responsibility for the mistake, but noted that she should not have assumed that others would have made sure the property tax had been paid.

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