From deep sea wreck discoveries; to mysterious aircraft in Colombia. These are 10 strange abandoned airplanes
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10. Samara Aerodrome | Russia
We kick off this list with the incredible collection of aircraft at the Samara Aerodrome in Russia !
We have some helicopters in the mix as well
Probably the most exciting find is this Tupolev Tu-144, it was the first EVER commercial supersonic jet, seems like humanity wasn’t ready for it yet. Will we ever be ?
There is also a Turboprop An-12 that found its way here; these planes were generally used for transport.
This little guy is the Antonov An-2, nicknamed Annushka; it was primarily used for crop dusting !
Here is the whole collection from the air -
9. Tupolev - 154 | Bulgaria
What is going on here ? We are looking at a plane on a platform, in the middle of the black sea !
This soviet made Tupolev - 154 was the personal plane of Todor Zhivkov, a former communist leader in the country.
Apparently it's the biggest airplane to ever be submerged; its expected to bring a lot of tourism to the area and the plane itself will soon become a bustling reef for little fishies to swim around in.
8.Miss Piggy | MANITOBA
The Curtiss C-46, owned by Lamb Air was nicknamed Miss Piggy because of the massive amount of cargo she could hold. And at one point, her cargo consisted of pigs... So pigs CAN fly !
I thought it was a lie, so I did a quick google search. So, it's not lie, you CAN transport livestock with airplanes. Adc air
Back to Miss Piggy; the airplane was starting a routine cargo delivery mission to the Arctic Co-Op. Shortly after take off; one of the engines lost oil pressure. The situation was dire so they tried to return to the Churchill Airport. No such luck though; Miss Piggy crash landed and 2 of the 3 on board were seriously injured.
The airplane has been rusting away on the rocks for a long time now, but it did get a paint job from a movie production.
7. | Micronesia
6.Zhukovsky | RUSSIA What started off as a super secretive military base; usually compared to the likes of Edwards Air Force Base in the USA; the Zhukovsky Airfield in Russia ended up becoming a glorified tourist destination. It even offered tourist flights in expensive military jets. Which actually, doesn’t sound tooo bad, Would you take a flight in a modern fighter jet if you could? :O
What we are looking at here is the glorious waste of materials; these cargo planes are huge, and hopefully they will be scrapped and recycled in the future.
5. | THE BAHAMAS
4. | Colombia
3.Pearls Airport - Grenada
2. Boeing 737 Attraction - Bali, Indonesia Its not easy to just transport a 737 all willy nilly like. But somehow this massive aircraft ended up in the town of Kuta, Indonesia. Looking at it from top down, you can see there are many houses surrounding it, how the hell did this plane get here?
The story around the internet mentions a rich guy who wanted to turn this boeing into a public attraction, a restaurant of some sorts. He ran out of money, and the project was not picked up by anyone else.
There is no recent news on this plane, so don’t plan your indonesia trip around it.
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