A barge carrying a scrapped Boeing 767 airplane came – which was visible through binoculars from the Donegal coast – has landed safely in Sligo.

The disused aircraft, minus its full wings, was being moved from Shannon to Sligo.

The plane will be converted for use on a glamping site in Enniscrone which is being developed by local entrepreneur David McGowan. It wasn’t possible to move the plane by road.

Having arrived at the coastal location the plane was then moved to his Quirky Glamping Nights village.

Here, he already has a number of old London taxis and a double decker bus ready to be converted into accommodation on the site.

And more modes of transport could yet come to the site.

Not surprisingly his ambitious plans have attracted considerable publicity.

Thousands of people travelled to Enniscrone to watch the spectacle of the plane coming in.

It is understood that Mr McGowan bought the plane, which was previously owned by Russian airline Transaero, for €20,000.

In service, a Boeing 767 can accommodate between 181 and 375 passengers depending on the model and interior specifications of individual airlines.

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