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Chinese farmer builds replica Boeing 737 for planned restaurant

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Dec. 31, 2015 at 3:08 PM

ANYANG CITY, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A Chinese farmer unveiled his homemade replica of a Boeing 737, which he plans to transform into a restaurant.

Wang Lin, 61, who said he grew up uneducated and illiterate, led a team of farmworkers in constructing the replica aircraft shell on his Henan Province land after he began studying mechanical engineering and metal work in late 2014.

The farmer said the plane shell, which measures about 115 feet long with a wingspan of 125 feet, cost him about $22,000 to build.

Wang said the next step for the faux plane is to turn the interior into a fully functioning restaurant.

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