Ardmore, Oklahoma Airplane Graveyard - 1999

Airline aficionados are familiar with the typical graveyards of Mojave, Marana, and Las Vegas but an impressive collection of derelict airliners exists 75 miles south of Oklahoma City in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The short runway, barely 5,000 feet means this is the air equivalent of “The Roach Motel” – Planes check in but they don’t check out. Virtually every airframe here is destined for the scrappers. It’s most famous victim was the L-1011 prototype which was scrapped in 1986. These images were taken in November, 1999.
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