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World’s 10 Most Insanely Dangerous Airstrips

23 Apr 2014 by admin

Air travel is one of the safest ways of travelling and the odds of being killed during a commercial airline flight are about 1 in 19.8 million. Things change if you chose to fly out of any of these dangerous airports, the risk being increasingly higher.

Here are the most dangerous airports from around the world:

Ice Runway, Antarctica has zero paved runways and it helps supply Antarctica’s McMurdo Station. The super-sized aircrafts like the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III has enough space to land but the trick is making sure that the ice doesn’t break when they land.

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Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil is only 5 miles from the city center and this means that it doesn’t have a lot of room, the pilots having to be extremely careful during landings and take-offs.

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Courchevel International Airport, Courchevel, France is 1,700 feet long and it has a hill in the middle. In order to reach this odd airstrip, you have to navigate through the French Alps.

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Gibraltar Airport is located between Morocco and Spain and because there isn’t much room for the airstrip, it has to cut through everyday life.

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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba, Netherlands Antilles is only 1,300 feet long. One wrong move of the pilots and the plane is in the water.

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Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan was built in the water because of the scarcity and is 3 miles offshore in Osaka Bay.

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Madeira International Airport, Madeira, Portugal is only 5,000 feet and it poses a threat to even the most experienced pilots.

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Lukla Airport, Nepal is a dangerous airport and because of that every time a plane lands, sirens inform people to take caution.

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Princess Juliana International Airport, Simpson Bay, Saint Maarten is located right next to a beach, which causes the planes to land right overhead of tourists.

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Svalbard Airport, Svalbard, Norway is located in the heart of the Arctic Ocean and is used for commercial flights, being the world’s northernmost airport where tourists may go.

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