The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards

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Where do aircraft go to rust away after death? Often, their final resting places are more emotionally evocative than human cemeteries.

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Commercial airliners at the Southern California Logistics Airport (a former Air Force base), Victorville, California

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The AMARC, (Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center) Davis-Monthan Air Base, outside Tucson, Arizona

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More than 4,000 military aircraft are on the base.

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(via Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons/RevolverOcelot, Senior Airman Alan R. Wycheck, U.S. Navy, planes.cz and Popular Science)

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Crashed German planes in the yard of a German aluminium works at Grevenbrioch, 1945

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The largest graveyard for commercial passenger jets in the United States, Mojave Air & Space Port, California, 2001

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria

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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.

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Pinal Airpark, Marana, Arizona

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Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Goodyear, Arizona

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Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, New Mexico

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Aviation Warehouse, El Mirage Dry Lake, USA

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Central Aerodrome, Moscow, Russia

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An abandoned airdrome in Ukraine

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Abandoned Vehicle Graveyard inside the Chernobyl Zone, Ukraine

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Why isn't it economically viable to recycle these? Surely all that metal must be worth millions.