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17-05-2015

The Ten Most Dangerous Airports In The World

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There are many airports with very short runways surrounded by mountains or sea all around the world, which are pole opposite to the usual airports with miles-long runways. In fact, there’s even an artificial island in the middle of the sea created by engineers solely for a runway. Here’s the list of ten most dangerous airports in the world:

10. Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar

Have you been to a runway that passes through the main street of the city? Sounds unbelievable? Well, take a trip to Gibraltar, and you can surely check out the busy cars heading to Spain during your flight-landing. Don’t forget to update the traffic status, to make it easier for others travelling to Spain from Gibraltar. The Ten Most Dangerous Airports in the World Gibraltar International Airport - one of the most dangerous as well as one of the busiest airports in the world, has a runway that intersects with the Winston Churchill Avenue. During every take off and landing, the road is blocked.
In 2012, Daily Telegraph’s travel section listed the airport as one of the “World's Scariest Airport Landings and Take-offs” for its runway that passes through the main street and extends into the sea. Still, isn’t it amazing that there hasn’t been any major accident ever in the airport? The last incident was on 17 March, 2006.
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9. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal

Also known as the Lukla Airport, it is located exactly where hikers and trekkers start their trek to the Mount Everest base camp. With a runway of only 460 meters, the airport accommodates only small planes and helicopters.  The Ten Most Dangerous Airports in the World While high winds and extreme cloud climate can pose problems at the airport, the real scariest part are the ends of the runway – one end preceded by high terrain and the other ending with a two thousand-feet drop. There have been several accidents, with the most recent one being an Air Dynasty helicopter crash on 26th September, 2013.
The Tenzing-Hillary Airport was named the most dangerous airport in the world by The History Channel in 2010.
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