Airline mechanic with 70-year career has no plans to retire

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Azriel "Al" Blackman is framed by a mural of him in Hanger 10 while speaking to reporters at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in New York. American Airlines is celebrating the 70-year service of a New York City mechanic who says he has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 years old when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)