Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong
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The 12 Most Dangerous Airports In The World

Engineers have to face a lot of difficulties to structure an assured airport and runway which faced with innumerable challenges. The ideal location needs sufficient space, endless flat ground, favorable conditions and great eyeshot. The airports on this list are becauseof their hazardous locations at high elevations, difficult runways or short runways all of which make landings challenging.

Most Dangerous Airports In The World

12) Scary Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

The world’s frightening airport for landings and take-offs. Strong bidirectional winds and the surrounding mountains only added to the surmount difficulties of landing here.

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

However, this was before it was titled as “the mother of all scary airports.” The airport that brought us the most scariest airports landings on earth closed in 1998.

 

11) Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

One of the restless airports in the Caribbean. In order to land on Princess Juliana International Airport, pilots need to fly over a little part of the beach, cross over the fence and then pass over the road and then land on the runway.

Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

The runway is just too concise at only 7,150 feet long. Large aircraft need at least 8,000 feet to confirm a safe landing while some really heavy planes require 10,000 feet. It was built for small and medium planes. However, jumbos such as A340s and the 747s do land here and it is grievous to pilots to make the landing safe.

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