The landing and take-off of some flights are challenging as compared to others. It’s because some airports are situated near the mountains or located near the ocean or beaches.
Here are some top most dangerous airports runways in the world:
Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland
This runway is the most difficult in the world for any pilot. The weather is constantly stormy creating intense turbulence and low visibility.
Gisborne Airport, New Zealand
Gisborne is one of the few airports in the world where a railway line intersects with its main runway.
Courchevel Altiport, France
The runway lacks proper lighting, making a landing in fog or low-level cloud cover nearly impossible.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal
The short 1,500-foot runway is sliced from the hillside. Mount Everest hikers reach here before starting their journey.
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Barra Airport, Scotland
It is located on a remote island in the Scottish Highlands. During high tide, all three runways are completely submerged underwater.
Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten
This airport is known for extremely low altitude landings as you can see in the picture below.
Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy
It has limited access just for wealthy people. Only private aircraft of 20 people can land here.
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba
The airport has only 400 metres long airstrip Probably the tiniest in the world.
Madeira Airport – Portugal
It is considered as the 3rd most dangerous runway in Europe.
Paro Airport – Bhutan
The runway is surrounded by 5,500-meter peaks with a runway only 1981 meters long.