It Takes Just 3 Days to Brutally Rip Apart a Boeing 747 Just Like This

By Sam Gibbs on at

When aeroplanes finish service, they normally end up either in a massive plane graveyard, or stripped of everything useful and simply chewed up into scrap; £200 million worth of scrap to be exact. Here's how they do it.

It's a really sad end for one of mankind's greatest engineering achievements, but there are so many of these metal birds littering the landscape, what else are you going to do with them? I'm actually surprised they don't recycle more of the metal, but I guess it's all truly intermixed with everything else, making it extremely costly to painstakingly pick the metal out of the plastic and other fancy materials. [YouTube via DailyMail]