TOP 5 most dangerous airports in the world
Andrea Smadja - C19 Tamar news
5. International Airport of Courchevel, France
Courchevel International Airport has a runway that is only 1,700 feet long. The runway has an 18% slope, which makes it difficult to access this mountain-top location.
Only the best riders can navigate the dangerous winding channels under the clouds. The Courchevel skis have no electronic or instrumental aids available to pilots, making this trip a little more difficult. This means that pilots must do so at their own risk.
4. Airport of Wellington, Nouvelle-Zélande
At Wellington International Airport in New Zealand, passengers must feel like they are being driven by a driver. Why? Wellington has only one runway. For a brief moment, they are the only newcomers. But they won’t be for long, because the next plane lands.
As favorable as the runway is, pilots will have to be very well prepared for high wind gusts because of the length of the runway. Even passengers who have already left the plane will have to be careful because of the intensity of the high winds.
3. Airport of Saba - Caraïbes néerlandaises
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is located on the island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean. Saba Airport has one of the shortest runways in the world; others may exist under the radar. It is approximately 2,300 feet long.
This runway is only accessible to the most experienced pilots who have the patience, skill and clearance to land. Pilots only need to spot a steep incline in order to land the plane on the runway; otherwise, they only need to navigate properly to avoid crashing into the jagged cliff on landing.
2. Airport of Tioman - Malaisie
Tioman Airport in Malaysia is another location that will require a potentially sharp turn at the last second, with a near 90 degree approach.
Because of the length of the runway, pilots must descend and decelerate quickly. If they are not careful, they will not only find themselves sinking into the ocean on the other side of their swim, but they will also take their flight into the rocks.
1. Airport of Lukla - Népal
Simply put, Lukla Airport in Nepal is scary. At 9,325 feet above sea level, this mountainous location is a favorite arrival airport for Everest climbers. Because the runway is only 1,600 feet long, it has one end stopped by an unyielding mountain. The other end of the runway dips into a steep valley.
During these brief periods when the airport loses power, pilots and ground controllers do not fly. Because they rely heavily on constant radio communication, they must work closely together. The name Lukla honors the two climbers who made the first ascent of Mount Everest, making it a popular aerial departure point for trekkers.