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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little by little, what used to be an icon for children in Little Rock is being destroyed.

On Friday, officials began removing a plane that had been on display at the Little Rock Aerospace Education Center.

They say the plane is rich in Arkansas history. It is a 'command air' that was made in Little Rock in the 1920's.

"After the Aerospace Education Center closed back in 2011, the plane remained here and as we're getting ready for demolition of this facility we're removing the plane and that's the final object in there that has been a display item," said Shane Carter, Clinton National Airport spokesman.

For now, the Clinton National Airport Commission says they will store the plane, but have future plans to make it a display in the airport terminal. They say the Aerospace Education Center will take a total of 120 days to demolish.

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