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Abdul Wajid, a 26-year-old jobless man from a village in Muzaffarnagar, UP, has made a one-seater aircraft after not being able to secure a job all these years. During his stint with the National Cadet Corps (NCC), he had trained in aero-modelling. The aircraft he has built, at a cost of Rs 5 lakh, is ready and awaits approval. “All I want is to show to all those who have found me worthless what I can do. I do not want anything more,” he said. “The day this plane makes its first sortie, I am sure aviation industry will take note of it. Someone may employ me, train me further and utilize my services,” he says. He claims the plane, which runs on petrol and is fitted with a 25 litre fuel tank, can sustain in the air for 10km.
(Extracted from timesofindia.com)