60 Beautiful Discoveries In The Most Unexpected Places


The remains of the Pegasus in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Many places of interest around the world have been abandoned or destroyed for various reasons. Some of these places are picturesque or entertaining such as amusement parks where many people once took vacations to. Besides the vacation hot spots that were abandoned, there are also some not so beautiful abandoned houses and wrecked vehicles (cars, planes, boats, etc.) that leaves one intrigued with mystery as to the details of those wrecks and stories behind those old abandoned houses.
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On October 8, 1970, this C-121 Lockheed Constellation aircraft crashed.  It was horrible weather that day; but luckily, none of the 80 passengers were injured.  Because the weather changes so much in that area, planes flying from New Zealand to McMurdo have to make mid-air decisions on whether or not they have enough fuel to turn around and go back to New Zealand if they cannot land at McMurdo.  On this particular day, the weather was terrible but the plane had already passed the point of safe return (PSR) so they had no choice but to attempt to land.  Now this area is named Pegasus after this plane.