Man Has Famous Plane Cockpit In Garden

The cockpit of a plane once owned by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as well as the father of Osama Bin Laden has been installed in the garden of an aircraft nut from Wales.

Dean Smith, a lifelong aviation enthusiast managed to buy the cockpit from the 1960s Dominie 125 Hawker aircraft for £5,000 from Doncaster Aviation Museum.

Weighing three-tonnes on its own, the 42-year-old health worker had to demolish a garden wall to put the aircraft cockpit into his fiancé’s garden. “My uncle and aunty were both in the RAF,” he said.