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World’s Most Dangerous Airports

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This is a list of airports that have a high danger quotient thanks to their unusual location or construction.

Rated 13 points - posted 5 years ago by kris in category Travel.
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Lukla Airport, Nepal Report Abuse
The Nepalese airport serves as the starting point for people wanting to trek Mt. Everest. It is the location that earns it the spot.
85 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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YES, IT IS REALLY RISKY AIRPORT BECAUSE OF ITS ALTITUDE AND THE SHORT RUNAWAY WHERE THE EXPERIANCE PILOT ALSO CANNOT LAND WITHOUT THE COMPLETE INSTRUCTION ABOUT THE AIRPORT RUNWAY AND AREA.
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takes off at a cliffs egde scary
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luton london airport Report Abuse
short runway on fir 747s landing film for serie of come fly with me on fire but gatwicks better
46 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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Its really scary. ilanded there
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its cool
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its started the arms race
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Sedona, Arizona, USA Report Abuse
The Sedona Airport, (KSEZ) is referred to as the "USS Sedona" because it is similar to landing on an aircraft carrier. Sedona is a dangerous airport and landing there is difficult for pilots due to wind, terrain and density altitude. The Sedona Airport is located atop a 500 foot high mesa overlooking the City of Sedona and US Forest Land. There have been 14 fatal crashes in Sedona since 1980, some occurring on the airport mesa or the adjacent mesa. Many pilots who cannot land here end up turning around and flying home and local pilots who get trapped in bad weather when coming home often land at nearby airports rather than risk a crash. Olympic Athlete Patrick Porter, his son and a friend died there on July 26, 2012, RIP.
38 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 2 comments
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It's a wonderful airport at which to attempt a landing if you have a death wish and in the case of commercial flights also have no conscience of how the presence of the airport is harming the local environment.
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There are many reasons why this airport should not exist.
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Princess Julianna International, St. Marteen Report Abuse
With planes flying 60 feet over the beach before hitting the runaway, it is an absolutely surreal sight. This is definitely the number two for being amongst the most dangerous.
35 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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its lamer than any lame thing tahtame everbeen l
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Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito, Ecuador Report Abuse
32 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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thx for the info
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras Report Abuse
extremele skill level approach on rw 02 on an average size runway, where mistake is not an option.
29 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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landing in toncontin they turn on the wind sheild wipers on the seats
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this airport is nuts, our plane was between buildings and power lines, onto the narrow runway and rocked nearly tipping upon landing and the WHOLE plane applauded. no airport should be dangerous enough to deserve applause
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Lugano, Switzerland Report Abuse
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Gilgit Airport, Pakistan Report Abuse
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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (Saba) Report Abuse
The only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. The airport is on a peninsula with the runway starting and ending on oceanic cliffs. One side is the ocean the other are mountains. If you over shoot the airport you fall 300+ feet into the ocean.
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Queenstown Airport - New Zealand Report Abuse
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Funchal Airport, Madeira, Portugal Report Abuse
With water at the end of the runaway and hills on the other side, it takes real skill to land an airplane here. Hence, this gets it the number three spot overall.
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Paro, Bhutan Report Abuse
17 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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flew in here...insane
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it is very dangerous. the position of airport should be changed
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Vagar Airport (FAE), Faroe Islands Report Abuse
Very dangerous airport with mountains on both sites. Lots of turbulance and low visibility requier the pilots to be specially trained for landing at this airport.
16 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Approaches are impressive too as you fly down between the islands and look out and UP at the cliffs around you. Runway as I recall lies in a saddle between the mountains and is fogged or clouded in alot of the time.
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Adak Airport, Alaska Report Abuse
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Narsarsuaq, Greenland Report Abuse
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Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar Report Abuse
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Chicago O’Hare International, USA Report Abuse
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Barra International Airport, Barra Report Abuse
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Gustaf III Airport, St Barts Report Abuse
This Caribbean island has the fifth most dangerous airport in the world. Its short runway coupled with an abrupt start and end definitely makes it a challenge for the pilots.
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Newark, USA Report Abuse
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Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong Report Abuse
9 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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with surrounding almost all sides ......if any thing happens ...directly from air into water
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Wellington International, New Zealand Report Abuse
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Saba, Netherlands Report Abuse
7 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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Same as Item 12!
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congonhas international airport Report Abuse
becaose it's just 2500 feet,s
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gibraluar Report Abuse
For its wind coming roud the rock and the short runway which leeds into the sea
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Hamilton Island, Australia Report Abuse
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Colombo Airport,Ratmalana,Sri Lanka Report Abuse
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LIRN Naples Italy Report Abuse
Mountains sorrounding the airport, poor ATC
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Courchevel, France Report Abuse
This is one of the few airports with the combination of mountains, snow and a short runaway. It takes the top spot in terms of danger.
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