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Mechanic celebrates 70 years on the job

US airline worker shares his secret of seven decades of corporate longevity.

    Most people cannot wait until the day they retire - but that is not the case for US airline mechanic Al Blackman.

    The 86-year-old is celebrating his seventieth year on the job and to mark the special anniversary, his employer, American Airlines, gave Blackman a ride on a vintage DC-3 plane.

    The young-at-heart New Yorker calls himself an antique but says he has no plans to retire any time soon.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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