Where do airplanes go to die?

Sure, some retired airplanes are converted into super-chic hostels, but what about the rest of them? It’d be nice to think that they go to some airplane heaven, or are recycled into something useful, but as this piece from WebUrbanist shows, many planes are simply left to rust and decay when they’re finally put out of commission.

Especially in places like northern Canada, Alaska, and remote parts of Russia, where flying conditions are often difficult and plane crashes are more common, mostly-intact planes will often be found dotting the landscape due to the difficulty of retrieving the wreckage.

Go here to see more. (Pictures courtesy Abandoned but not Forgotten)