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22 incredible photos from where jumbo jets go to die

Business Insider Logo By Benjamin Zhang of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 23: <p>The days of the jumbo jet are numbered. Since their debut in the late 1960s, planes such as the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 have been the undisputed queens of the sky.</p><p>Unfortunately, the size, four-engine dependability, and range of these big planes are no longer enough of a competitive advantage to justify their operating costs. These relics of the 20th century often end up in places such as the Southern California Logistics Airport - more commonly known as the "bone yard."</p>

The days of the jumbo jet are numbered. Since their debut in the late 1960s, planes such as the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 have been the undisputed queens of the sky.

Unfortunately, the size, four-engine dependability, and range of these big planes are no longer enough of a competitive advantage to justify their operating costs. These relics of the 20th century often end up in places such as the Southern California Logistics Airport - more commonly known as the "bone yard."

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