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Vintage plane acquired by museum

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Wednesday was an exciting day for aviation buffs in South Mississippi. Those who are creating the "Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum" in Gulfport were thrilled to buy a 1952 Martin 404 at auction.

They say the vintage plane will be perfect for their South Mississippi museum that will educate people and celebrate the rich history of aeronautics in our state.

The old Martin doesn't fly anymore, but it will be refurbished and used as a museum display, restaurant or children's play room or maybe even the marquis that welcomes visitors who they expect to come from across the country.

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