Volunteers working to move Burning Man plane out of desert

Screenshot from Big Imagine 747 Project crowdfunding video

Burning Man volunteers are working to get a partially reassembled 747 airplane that was on display during the counter-culture festival out of the Black Rock Desert.

The Reno Gazette Journal reported Saturday that the plane remains at the playa about three weeks after the event's flashy conclusion due to a series of logistical breakdowns.

Volunteers are in process of dragging the multi-ton aircraft off public land and onto a parcel of private land.

Ken Feldman, the CEO of Big Imagination Camp, says they are part way through the move.

Their biggest challenge so far seems to be the soft playa.

The volunteers have laid down rubber mats in the plane's way to protect the desert floor, but it seems the mats are too thin to hold the airplane.

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