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Incredible Pictures of Abandoned Airplanes

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Like abandoned vehicles left to rust in barns, there’s something strangely fascinating about derelict and destroyed aircraft, from the occupants of military boneyards to wartime wrecks and the colossal hulks of abandoned airliners. Abandoned airplanes show up in the unlikeliest of places such as on a beach, mountain and even in an amusement park.

From B-52 bombers to Boeing 747s, here are the most incredible pictures of abandoned airplanes.

The St. Augustine Graveyard

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The airport formerly known as St. Augustine has eight decaying naval bombers from the 1960s and 1970s.

Mysteriously Left Behind


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Spotted on a farm in the Midwest, this aircraft was mysteriously abandoned.

The Nigerian Plane

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This airplane was found abandoned in Lagos Airport in Nigeria.

It looks like a plane from Lost.


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How did this plane land without damaging the nearby buildings? Mysteries still persist about this one.

Jumbo Resturant


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This Boeing 747 in Seoul, South Korea was converted into a restaurant.

Left To Decay


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This abandoned airplane was once part of the military’s U.S. Air Force.

Miraculous Landing


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Miraculously, there were no casualties after this plane landed on the side of a mountain.

Beach Bum


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This plane was left to rot on a beach. The owner of this plane is still unknown.

Between Two Cliffs


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How did this plane land in between two cliffs?

It looks like it makes a great photo op though!

The Dakota Plane

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There is an abandoned plane in South Africa’s Ratanga Junction theme park.

Sands of Time


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This plane was found in a remote location. No casualties were reported when this plane went down.

Russian Military Aircraft


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A decaying remnant of the Cold War.

Art Project


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This plane is located  in the Arizona boneyard and is now a part of an art project.

The Forgotten Boeing 747


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When Ellinikon airport closed in 2001, a Boeing 747 was left behind.

Remnants of a long and forgotten past.

B-52 Bomber

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An American B-52 bomber was shot down by North Vietnamese soldiers in 1972, crashing into Hun Tiep Lake.

After 35 years, Vietnamese officials decided to move the wreckage to a nearby museum.

By The River

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Looks like this plane was stripped of some of its parts.

let’s hope they used the life preservers.

Turned Into A Resort

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This plane was found abandoned near the side of the road.

With a few alterations, it was converted into the Costa Verde resort.

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