These Abandoned Airplanes Are Like Works Of Art
12. History In Vietnam
Some pictures don’t just show us something beautiful, they can show us so much history. This is a plane that crash landed into the Hun Tiep Lake in 1972. It was an American B-52 that was shot down by North Vietnamese soldiers. It might be hard to tell, but that is all that is left of a plane! After 35 years of the plane sitting in the lake, officials decided to move it a museum. Check out slide #2 to see what an old airline left behind!
11. Abandoned At The Nigerian Airport
This plane has been abandoned since 2003, and as you can tell from the photo, it doesn’t look like anyone is in a rush to move it. The Nigeria Airlines company who owned the plane ceased their operations in 2003. By the looks of things, they may have left behind more than one plane. We have a feeling that they are still sitting at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria today. The next slide has even more planes abandoned at an airport that you may have heard of!
10. Old Airport in Greece
It’s hard to image that they just left these planes behind during the transition to the new airport. In 2001, the new international airport in Athens opened, and the old Ellinikon airport was closed. Not only did they leave behind a Boeing 747, but also a few of the old Olympic Airlines passenger jets. Maybe someone made a mistake, but at least we have cool pictures because of it. Check out slide 4 for an amazing shot of an old war plane.
9. St. Augustine Airport
The airport that this airplane is decaying in is still in use today, it was formerly known as St. Augustine. This isn’t the only plane slowly rotting at the airport. There are, in total, eight Grumman Trackers from the 1960’s and 1970’s. These planes certainly make for a stunning picture, and we can only image what the others look like! Check out what an airplane was converted into on slide #5!
8. New Luxury Suite
This plane’s transformation from being abandoned on the side of the road to what it is being used for today is quite amazing. Someone decided to take this plane and turn it into a luxury suite at the Costa Verde resort. How amazing would it be to stay in a converted, and hopefully updated, airplane? If you think this plane is cool, wait until you see slide #6!
7. Arizona Art Project
As we mentioned in the intro, some abandoned planes saw complete transformations. In this case, the plane became a literal art project! There is an airplane boneyard in Arizona where you can find this plane and many more skeletal remains of old planes. How cool would it be to see this decommissioned plane turned art project in person! The next slide will make you thankful for being able to find parking outside your own house!
6. New Parking Spaces Needed
Now this is definitely one of those head scratchers. Why on earth did they park the plane in between all those houses? On the plus side, it makes for quite the photo op! Hopefully, someone comes along and removes this abandoned plane. Would you be ok with a plane parked in your neighborhood?
5. Wedged In Place
Now talk about being able to take amazing photos with this abandoned plane! We’re sure everyone who sees this plane is wondering just how the heck it got there. We are open to suggestions, so let us know down below. The next slide will have you asking the same question!
4. Beached Plane
We’ve heard of beached whales, but a beached plane is new to us! The owner of this plane is unknown, but he clearly doesn’t seem like he’ll be coming back for it anytime soon. So go find it! Catch a wave, a tan and shoot some stunning pictures of your own!
3. Deserted In The Desert
Unfortunately, this plane wasn’t abandoned for no reason. It crash landed in a remote part of the desert, which made it hard for searchers to find it. Thankfully, there were no fatalities in the crash. We wonder how long it will take for the sand to overtake the plane? Check out the next slide for another hard to reach crash!
2. Mountain Side Crash Landing
This mountainside crash landing incredibly did not have any fatalities. Like the previous slide of the plane in the desert, this plane was also hard to reach. Mainly because it was on the side of a mountain! This plane was left there due to its location and by the looks of things, there may not have been much left to salvage. On a more uplifting note, check out the incredible transformation on slide #12!
1. Ready To Eat?
This is cool! Someone took an abandoned plane and turned it into a restaurant! Anyone else feel the need to add this place to their bucket list? The restaurant is made out of a Boeing 747 and now a must-see destination. So if you are ever in Seoul, South Korea stop by and check it out! Have you ever been in something like this?