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IN Travel & Adventure ON 14 May, 2015
Flying in the sky is always a magical experience. Enjoying the stunning glimpses of earth from the clouds is too soothing. But, flying sometimes comes with the frightful landing. There is no issue with the normal airports but when you encounter with unusual airfields, you may think about flying. There are some dangerous airports in the world with the terrifying extreme runways.
Are you ready to have death-defying experience?
You might not have imagined the beach as a runway. It is probably the strangest airport in the world. Barra Airport is on the bay of Traigh Mhor. It was opened in 1936. The airport gets drowned when the tides hit the bay.
Travelers find this runway unique and breath-taking. Barra airport is one of the most stunning airports in the world.
In 2010, History Channel rated this airport as the most dangerous airport in the world. It is at an altitude of 2,845 meters above sea level. The airport is located in Lukla which is the spot from where climbers start their journey to Mount Everest. The runway is 460 meters long and almost all travelers who have been to this place share their thrilling experience at the runway. The airport is also known by Lukla airport.
It is also known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport which exists just 2 meters above from the sea level. The airport is extended up to 90,000 square km on the island. The airport begins and ends with water. It seems quite challenging for the pilots to handle the aircraft.
Saba airport has the shortest runway i.e. just 396 meters long. The airport is for small aircrafts. The airport is beautiful but dangerous as well.
It's a nerve-racking runway. Telluride Regional airport is one of the highest commercial airports in America. The airport is extended up to 542 acres and has a single runway. Telluride covers 73 aircraft operations per day. The airport exists in adverse landing conditions.
The next name for this airport is - Kai Tak Heart Attack. The photograph speaks itself. Kai Tak was covered by dense buildings and it was too risky to fly safely. The airport no longer exists as it is replaced by Hong Kong International Airport.
The airport exists between Copalis river and the barrier of rocks. The airport runs only during low tide. This risky beach airport gives the thrilling experience to the travelers.
Courchevel has a mountainous short runway with the length 537 metres. History Channel ranks Courchevel as the 7th most terrifying airport in the world. Due to the foggy surroundings, the aircrafts find the runway unsafe to land at times.
Madeira airport is situated between a mountain and the ocean. Aircraft pilots need to attend extra specialist training to fly in this route. The airport was too risky initially so the runway is now expanded.
Svalbard Airport comes in the list of dangerous and risky airports due to its extreme location. The airport faces the adverse weather frequently. The challenging weather has left few plane crashes in Svalbard.