Plane Wreck Movie Prop Near Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada

crashed plane nevada  Plane Wreck Movie Prop Near Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada(Image: David Cohen, cc-nc-nd-3.0)

At first glance, this battered military aircraft would appear to be the victim of a tragic accident, one of many to litter the vast expanses of the Nevada desert.  But in reality the plane wreck is a movie prop located near Nelson, Nevada, used in the 2001 crime film 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner.

nelson nevada ghost town  Plane Wreck Movie Prop Near Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada(Image: Tanya Hart, cc-sa-3.0)

Unlike the impressive crashed Boeing 747 set from War of the Worlds, this scene was not filmed on an LA back-lot.  Filmmakers probably thought the plane wreck would go unnoticed amid the unforgiving terrain, and simply left it there.  But with the historic ghost town of Nelson nearby, it makes for an interesting and less conventional addition to the traditional tourist trail in the area.

4 thoughts on “Plane Wreck Movie Prop Near Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada”

    1. Thanks for the advice Arthur! This was something I did when I was less experienced with the blogging software. Images aren’t clickable on more recent posts, but going back and changing all the ones that are would be too time intensive currently. Sorry for the inconvenience though!

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