There are a lot of good reasons that some airplanes will never — and in some cases should never — fly again. Sometimes the safety, economic or logistical obstacles are just too great. Sometimes the airplane is just too valuable an artifact of the glorious history of flight to risk it.
Sometimes, it’s all of the above. Here’s a look at some famous and some less well-known aircraft that for better or for worse will never fly again.
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