Tucson, AZ is home to the Boneyard - the graveyard of military planes - but some of these planes seem way to nice...
WCNN - Reporter
September 22, 2014
Most have, if nothing else, heard of the "Boneyard", but few ever stop to look or make the trip down to see it. If they did they might raise a brow and start asking some questions.
The Boneyard has it's share of old decrepit planes - yes - but it also has a surprising number of brand new planes, and WCNN wanted to find out why.
Through some acts of 'firm' and 'diligent' reporting we finally located a source that could explain the "off the line" planes worth millions of dollars - each.
Our source agreed to the story as long as he wasn't named and as long as we smuggled him into Canada.
The other startling fact that was brought to light was the cost of these errors. "The government wastes about 1/4 of the entire DOD budget on incorrect orders. There are many Boneyards around the country, and this is not something limited to the airplanes." said Picard.
He added: "Aircraft manufactures produce approximately 10% more planes than needed due to faulty ordering."
Rather than put the extra aircraft to use, the government simply piles them in the desert, never destined for flight. A typical fighter jet costs tax payers around $139 Million, and when these errors are complied it is trillions of tax payer dollars that were wasted.
All branches of government refused to speak with WCNN because it was nap time and no one could get woken up.