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10 Dangerous Airports In The World Which Will Leave You Thrilled

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?

10 Dangerous Airports In The World Which Will Leave You Thrilled

10 Dangerous Airports In The World Which Will Leave You Thrilled

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1. Barra Airport in Scotland.

1. Barra Airport in Scotland.

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.

This airfield is not licensed for night use. But emergency flights are operated occasionally.

This airfield is not licensed for night use. But emergency flights are operated occasionally.

Travelers find this runway unique and breath-taking. Barra airport is one of the most stunning airports in the world.

2. Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal.

2. Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal.

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.

Lukla airport exists in scary location. Lukla have witnessed more than 10 plane crashes till now.

Lukla airport exists in scary location. Lukla have witnessed more than 10 plane crashes till now.

3. Male International Airport in Maldives.

3. Male International Airport in Maldives.

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.

The airport forms an entire island. The aerial view is stunning.

The airport forms an entire island. The aerial view is stunning.

4. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport in Saba.

4. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport in Saba.

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.

Shortest runway with high hills and cliffs around the airport makes Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport risky.

Shortest runway with high hills and cliffs around the airport makes Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport risky.

5. Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado.

5. Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado.

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.

6. Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.

6. Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.

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.

7. Copalis State Airport in Washington.

7. Copalis State Airport in Washington.

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.

8. Courchevel Airport in France.

8. Courchevel Airport in France.

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.

The landing or taking off moments are quite scary.

The landing or taking off moments are quite scary.

9. Madeira Airport in Portugal.

9. Madeira Airport in Portugal.

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.

10. Svalbard Airport in Norway.

10. Svalbard Airport in Norway.

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.

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