Graveyards Around The World Where Planes, Ships, Cars Are Left To Die (Photos)
This is the amazing dredge farm in the California desert where airlines send their aging aircraft until the decision is made to scrap them.
Southern California Logistics’ Victorville Airport is home to more than 100 jet aircraft, from the giant four-bladed Boeing 747-400 to the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with their distinctive three-cylinder configuration.
Airlines send their excess aircraft to the dry “plane cemetery” in the desert for storage, while dry conditions are ideal for storing the aircraft. Some aircraft are back in service. Others are sold to third world airlines. The others are freed of all their valuable parts, such as engines and other components, to keep other planes in the fleet in the air. The remaining aluminium is then recycled – often in beer cans
Some of the jets are slowly dismantled piece by piece until the remainder of the airframe is scrapped and recycled, possibly into beverage cans
This US Air Force depot has several machines of great historical significance that tell the story of their 20th century military power at a time when the world was tense.
In this remote area of arid and dusty Arizona, the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, without rotation and with a broken rear wing, is a fascinating story.
It was the last plane out of Vietnam at the end of the war, just before 8 am on April 30, 1975. Known as Swift Mission 2-2, this CH-46 flew the remaining 11 members of the Guard naval off the roof of the United States embassy in Saigon just before the North Vietnamese tanks broke through the defenses on the outskirts of Saigon.
Chernobyl graveyard in Ukraine,not many specially equipped Mil Mi-24 helicopters were used after the Chernobyl disaster, but those few stayed right there.