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Yak Hunting in Liberia

Yak Hunting in Liberia

Old Jan 14, 14, 6:17 pm
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Yak Hunting in Liberia

There's just something fascinating and evocative about old abandoned airplanes.

Join me on a photo essay from Roberts Field, Liberia, where we visit a decomposing Yak-40....


"...We see these planes as monuments, perhaps? To the men and women who flew them, to the passengers who rode aboard them — and most extraordinary of all, to the the places these planes have been. The difference between the peculiar grandeur of an old abandoned building, for instance, and that of an old abandoned airplane, is that the building existed only in a fixed location. Airplanes, they’ve been everywhere..."

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Old Jan 14, 14, 6:18 pm
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Old Jan 22, 14, 7:57 am
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Very interesting article.

I recently read Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible, and I wonder if that Yak was one of the planes that was in Victor Bout's fleet.

Thanks for sharing.

Edit: Looks like it may have been.

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