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5 Most Dangerous Runways In The World by mayorski22(m): 7:02pm On Jan 08, 2016
Most people who have travelled via plane know
the importance of runways. If runways are safe
then it becomes easier for the pilot to land and
the passengers to walk away safely. There are
many runways all around the world but here are
5 of the most interesting yet also dangerous
runways in the world.

5. Ice Runway, Antarctica
Many people love snow but the moment you see
this runway, you’d be forgiven for having
second thoughts. The Ice runway is the biggest
runway in Antarctica but the elevation is only 1
foott above sea level which is very low. At the
same time the length of the runway is 10,000 ft
but what makes this even more dangerous is
that there are no lines drawn on the runway as it
is completely white, making it harder for pilots
to land. Even though it is made completely of ice,
it’s actually capable of handling the heaviest
aircrafts in the US Air force.

4. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba,
Netherlands Antilles

3. Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Another very interesting and dangerous airport
is the Kansai International which is located on an
artificial Island in Osaka Japan. This Airport has
an elevation of 5m and a total length of 3500m of
the first runway and 4000m of the second
runway. It is considered so dangerous because it
leaves pilot little room for error – If a pilot fails
to stop in time he and his aircraft can end up on
the water!

2. Madeira International Airport, Madeira,
Located at an elevation of 190 feet with a length
of 9124 feet, this dangerous airport is more like a
bridge. It’s construction makes it look like a
bridge as for the required elevation from sea
level the runway could not be made on flat
ground. Many experienced pilots with high
flying hours believe that this is one of the
toughest and trickiest runways to land on.

1. Lukla Airport, Nepal
A small airport in the town of Lukla which at an
elevation of 9,100 ft from sea level has a runway
length of just 460 meters. What makes this
runway really dangerous is the short length and
the strong gushes of wind that blow from the
nearby Himalayas, which make it extremely
difficult to land straight and brea


Re: 5 Most Dangerous Runways In The World by mayorski22(m): 7:05pm On Jan 08, 2016

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