Technically, flying on an airplane is one of the safest ways to travel and time saving - the chance of a crash is minimal. But the odds are different if you are about to land at these places.
This airport is as beautiful as dangerous. 1,800 meters runway covered in glossy ice, one of the most difficult for any pilot. Due to stormy weather, chances for low visibility is very high making it the worst airport in the world for both flight staff as well as passengers. Shear winds affect planes coupled with the icy runway. The nearby active volcano also commonly erupts sending ash into the clouds which can stall and destroy engines.
It is termed as “the most dangerous airport” in the world by the Navy and the Marine Corps rank where F/A-18 Hornets and V-22 Osprey continuously land. This airport is so dangerous in case of emergency total area needs to be cleared. Landing here requires passing through hospitals, city offices and schools.
One of the few airports in the world where engineers build a runway platform expand by 655 feet in 1977 after a crash killed 131 people. To withstand serious shock during landings the runway is supported by 180 artificial columns.
Ever wondered what it’s like to land on a block of ice? This runway is made of slippery ice which can cause planes to run off the balance. In 1970, there was a bad crash of a C-121 that is still buried in snow. Throughout the year airport is mostly dark so pilots are trained to land using night vision goggles.
Probably the most extreme airport in South Europe. The Runway needs to be closed because its bisects the main street. Taking off and landing is very difficult as the plain can easily end up in the ocean.
Unique at the same horrifying too. 6,500-foot long runway encircled by mountain greens and foot peaks which is 18,000 feet vertical. To land on this airstrip the total number of pilots qualified are just 8. Across the mountain, the houses are situated and planes have to entwine through them .
The runway is 2,179 meters long and is most remarkable for the public beach situated just prior to the runway. This creates flurry of strong wind and sand and is enjoyed by beach lovers.
The runway is way compact and situated in the centre occupied by the people. A real challenge for flights is to make through high altitude. There have been at least 6 major crashes since 1989.
Only chief pilots could dare to land in the one and only airport of Saba. With high hills on one side and cliffs on the other, crossing the runway is a rare possibility.
Shortest runway with just 525 meters. The runway is built into the mountain top where pilots fly through a narrow valley.
Very short runways. To get the plane off the ground and to land it safely is a difficult task, the pilot has limited space. Due to the harsh landscape that is surrounded, Lukla airport is very uncertain. There lie a stone wall and a steep mountain at the end of the runway.
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