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Nigeria has had a tumultuous aviation history — airline companies have collapsed and the country has suffered a number of accidents, including a crash that killed 163 people in June.Now the government is trying to revamp the industry, remodeling terminals and even announcing plans to start a national airline, according to the AP.
As part of the effort, workers have started clearing the country’s notorious “aeroplane graveyards,” airfields that hold the carcasses of dozens of planes and can be seen as passengers land at the airport in Lagos and elsewhere.
Around 65 of these defunct planes sit rotting around the country, sometimes still loaded with fine china and instruction manuals, the AP reported.
The planes will be offered for free to people who apply, but most will probably be headed for the scrapyard.
Some of the planes belonged to airlines that are now defunct, and still hold fine china and flight manuals.
The country's plan to overhaul its airline industry comes partly out of security concerns amid recent attacks by a radical Islamist sect, according to the AP.
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