Where do aircraft go to rust away after death? Often, their final resting places are more emotionally evocative than human cemeteries.
Commercial airliners at the Southern California Logistics Airport (a former Air Force base), Victorville, California
The AMARC, (Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center) Davis-Monthan Air Base, outside Tucson, Arizona
More than 4,000 military aircraft are on the base.
Crashed German planes in the yard of a German aluminium works at Grevenbrioch, 1945
(by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)
The largest graveyard for commercial passenger jets in the United States, Mojave Air & Space Port, California, 2001
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigerian aviation officials began trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned airplanes from airports around the country in late January. Officials say there are at least 65 of them, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport.
(via Jon Gambrell and Sunday Alamba/Associated Press)
Pinal Airpark, Marana, Arizona
(via John Creasey/Flickr and Google Maps)
Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Goodyear, Arizona
Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, New Mexico
(via Savvas Garozis/Flickr and Google Maps)
Aviation Warehouse, El Mirage Dry Lake, USA
Central Aerodrome, Moscow, Russia
An abandoned airdrome in Ukraine
Abandoned Vehicle Graveyard inside the Chernobyl Zone, Ukraine
(via English Russia and Google Maps)