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In it for the long haul? Chinese farmer to turn homemade ‘Boeing 737’ into restaurant

A farmer in central China has built a plane-like structure which he intends to turn into a restaurant, according to state news agency Xinhua.

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Chinese farmer makes “replica of Boeing 737.” Photo: Sina News.

Sixty-one-year-old Wang Lanqun from Neihuang, Henan built the “aircraft” which “resembles the Boeing 737” in just one year, Xinhua said.

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Photo: Sina News.

The structure is 35 metres long and had a wingspan of 38 metres. The “cabin” is two metres tall.

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Photo: Weibo.

Wang is not the only farmer in China to have built a “plane.”

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Photo: Weibo.

In 2012, a farmer in Shenyang, Liaoning province spent two years and about RMB40,000 (HK$48,000) to “realise his dream of being a pilot.”

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Shenyang farmer’s homemade plane. Photo: Netease News.

Sadly, the aircraft, assembled from scrap metal, failed its test flight.

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In it for the long haul? Chinese farmer to turn homemade 'Boeing 737' into restaurant