Aircraft fuselage decor for Indian takeaway

February 1st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 1 (IANS) A teenage curry house owner has spent 5,000 pounds on a second-hand aircraft fuselage used in the movie “The Da Vinci Code” to display in the reception of his eatery, Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

But 18-year-old Aleem Gaffer’s plan to spruce up his restaurant backfired when he realised he could not get it inside.

He had to remove the front of the shop and, with six friends, slide the two tonne Hawker jet flight deck into the Indian takeaway in Filton, Bristol.

Aleem wants to decorate the fuselage and use it as a seating area for customers to wait in while their food is prepared.

The young businessman bought the jet as a gift for his aircraft-loving father and to grab the attention of staff at the nearby Airbus factory.

He said: “Airbus employs thousands of staff nearby and many of them have to pass my takeaway each day so I thought (I would) attract more business.”

Aleem, who has worked in the Bristol takeaway since he was 12, took over the business from his father, Bangladesh-born Abdul, 38, last year.

The plane is a Hawker 800XP.

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