Lost and Forgotten Aircraft

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We found them. The most stunning abandoned aircraft on earth. From large transport planes and commercial airliners to military fighter jets and helicopters. Some of these abandoned aircraft are so amazing that they’ve become popular tourist destinations. It’s pretty amazing to think of people booking a flight on a plane to go look at another plane, but once you see these you’ll understand.

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This abandoned Boeing 737 has become a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. It has been there since 2007.

T2V-1
This Lockheed T2V-1 training plane was found in New Jersey woods. The jet crashed in 1962 and has remained there ever since.





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This Swearingen SA-226T was found vandalized and abandoned in a Central New Jersey hangar. The plane had an accident during landing.

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This B-24A-CO Liberator was found abandoned on Atka Island. The aircraft had to take a forced landing in 1942. In 1975 the US Navy removed it’s machine guns.


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This hovercraft sits at a former US Navy base in Green Cove Springs, South of Jacksonville, Florida. The hovercraft was never used and never finished.




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This spacecraft was abandoned inside this Vehicle Assembly Building in Kazakhstan. There are several abandoned Vehicle Assembly Buildings throughout Eastern Europe and Russia due to the fall of the Soviet Union.

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This is a New Zealand Air Force PV-1 Ventura from World War 2. The plane was scrapped for parts and abandoned.

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These 2 Boeing 747’s were abandoned together in this airfield. Since this picture, the planes have been scrapped for parts.





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This aircraft was discovered by a drone flying over the area. It’s located on an airfield in Bryson City, NC.

narcoplane
This was a Columbian Narcoplane that was shot down by the Mexican Army. It crashed 15-20 years ago in Mazunte, Mexico. Here are more amazing abandoned aircraft with interesting facts about them. Enjoy!


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This Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft was found crashed in Wales. It is thought to have crashed in 1942 being an aircraft from WW2.

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This Japanese Fighter plane was taken off the coast of Palau. It is a relic of WW2.





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This abandoned aircraft flew in World War 2 and was discovered off the Icelandic coast.

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This Air Canada Viscount was found abandoned in Garland, MB, Canada.


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This C-54 was found abandoned in Ganes Creek Alaska. The plane was forced to take an emergency landing.

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This abandoned C-121 Lockheed Constellation was named “Pegasus”. The plane was discovered in Pegasus Field in South Antartica.





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This abandoned Douglas DC-3 was discovered in the Zeljava Air Base on the border of Croatia and Bosnia.

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This abandoned C-46 Commando was turned into an art display in Churchill, Canada.


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This view from inside an abandoned plane is located in Nicosia International Airport, in Cyprus.

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This R4D Transport Aircraft was found abandoned in Iceland.





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This F4F-3 Wildcat was found sunken next to the USS Lexington.

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This MiG-21 was found abandoned in Afghanistan.

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This Bell P39Q Airacobra was discovered in the bottom of Lake Mart-Yavr in the Russian Arctic Circle in 2004. The pilot of this plane was forced to make a forced landing in the lake.





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This Curtiss Kittyhawk P-40 was found crashed on the Sahara. The plane crashed back in 1942 and was discovered by a Polish Oil Company worker discovering a region of the Western Desert in Egypt.

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This MI-17 Helicopter crashed at the Everest Base Camp. The plane crashed while attempting to land.





Gloster_Meteor
This is an abandoned Gloster Meteor from 1955. The Meteor was the first British Jet Fighter and the Allies’ only jet aircraft used for combat during World War II.

ford_trimotor
This Ford 5-AT-C used to be a part of the Royal Australian Air Force. This plane accommodated 2 pilots and 17 passengers.

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This abandoned Douglas DC-4 is featured at the Gila River Memorial Airport. Since the 1990s this airfield has become an aircraft boneyard.





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This military helicopter is abandoned sitting in the Khodynka Aerodrome in Moscow, Russia.

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These abandoned Douglas DC-4 aircraft are located at the Gila River Memorial Airport. This airport is located inside the Gila River Indian Reservation.

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These military aircraft are abandoned in Khodynka Field in Moscow.





abando_canada
This abandoned aircraft was located at Pearls Airport in Grenada. This is a Soviet-made plane utilized by Cuba that was captured/abandoned during the invasion/liberation of 1983.

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This Soviet Ilyushin Il-76 Cargo Plane was found abandoned in the desert in Umm Al Quwain. This Cargo plane has connections with an arms dealer named Viktor Bout.




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This Beechcraft 65-80 was found abandoned in a hangar. The plane was being used for illegal smuggling.

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This abandoned crop duster was found on a farmer’s field close to Lomond, Alberta.

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This Beechcraft 18 was found abandoned in New Hampshire. This plane was manufactured out of Wichita, Kansas.





mig-15
This MiG-15 was found in a hangar in the Kuçovë Air Base in Albania. The MiG-15 was a jet fighter being mass produced by the Soviet Union.

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This Antonov An2 was found abandoned. These planes were mass produced by the Soviet Union.

MiG-25PU_two_seat_trainer
This MiG-25PU Two-Seat Trainer was found abandoned in Russia. It was found in the Khodynka Airdrome located in Moscow.





c-47
This Douglas C-47 was found abandoned. This plane was used during the war as a military transport aircraft.

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This Columbian Drug Smuggling plane was found abandoned in the Bahamas.




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This abandoned plane was found with tie-downs holding it in place in Tampa, Florida at Peter O. Knight Airfield.

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This abandoned plane was discovered in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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This Soviet An-12 sitting on tanks was discovered abandoned covered in graffiti at Bagram Airport in Afghanistan.


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These 2 Beech 18s, were found abandoned in Oahu, Hawaii near Dillingham Airfield.

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This abandoned World Airways DC-10 plane sits on its tail because of wet volcanic ash. The plane flew through the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption.





mitsubushi_zero
This Mitsubishi Zero sits abandoned on the Marianas Islands along with many other abandoned planes. The aircraft was flown during World War 2.

beriev
This is the experimental Beriev VVA-14. The idea behind this amphibious aircraft was for this to be able to take off from the water.


aero_commander
This 1965 Aero Commander 1121 sits on display at the McVille Airport in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.




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This is a Piper Aztec sits abandoned on an airfield. The Aztec was introduced in 1960.