Massive Storm Tosses Jets At Air Force Boneyard Around Like Toys

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Winds in excess of 65mph gusted through Tuscon, Arizona last weekend, the home of America's expansive AMARG aircraft storage and 'boneyard' facility, causing an F-16 to break free from its tie-downs and take to the air once again. Sadly, its flight was short lived and it landed upside down on another Viper stored close by.

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Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for Jalopnik.com You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address Tyler@Jalopnik.com.

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porsche2010
porsche2010

I don't understand these "bone yards" for planes, cars, and other vehicles.... I don't see any reason for them keeping up space rather than just destroying/recycling them?