Most Dangerous Airports in The World
Though statistically flying is the safest mode of transportation in the world, the chances of having an accident is sure to grow if you must use one of the ten tracks more difficult and complicated world landing. The art instruments of modern-where airports can land automatically, contrasting with other facilities that represent a challenge for the drivers due to the danger of its location, the short length of the track and other complex environmental factors. Following are top ten most dangerous airports in the world.
1. Courchevel Airport: The small airport of Courchevel in the French Alps is the air access to one of the largest ski areas in the world. But seeing his track record, only 525 meters long and 40 wide, undulating and sloping, located at 2000 meters, we could say that is also one of the most dangerous in the world. The most daring pilots of small private planes, helicopters and other course in Pierce Brosnan, characterizing Bond. James Bond in “Tomorrow Never Dies” are the ones who manage to take off from here.
2. Princess Juliana Airport, St. Maarten: The Princess Juliana International Airport is located in Saint Maarten Island, and is the third largest cargo airport in the Caribbean. It belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the south side of the Caribbean island, its appeal is that planes fly just 25 feet above the beach attracting fans to this coast aircraft. The local government warns that getting too close to the time of arrival and departure of aircraft which can lead to serious injury or death to the power being sucked into a turbine or sent to the sea without being able to leave. It is one of the only places in the world where you can watch planes taking off or landing on your right below it.
3. The Juancho E. International Airport, Yrausquin: It is the only airport on the island of Saba, located in the Caribbean. It is considered as the shortest commercially useful clue in the world, with 396 meters. Saba is a small island of 13 km ² with the status of overseas territory or whole special municipality of the Netherlands and is part of the countries and territories of the European Union. Despite the reputation of being the most dangerous airport in the world, there has never been an accident. Although the airport is officially marked as closed to traffic, regional propeller aircraft are able to land at this airport. The most common are the Twin Otter aircraft and BN -2 islander.
4. Gibraltar Airport: It is located on the isthmus that connects Gibraltar with Spain and is the only one in the world where its runway crosses an avenue along which cars, taxis and collective. It was built during World War II and opened in 1949, although initially only served as emergency basis for the British Army. On December 2, 1987, an agreement between the Spanish and British governments agreed to the civil use of the facility, which was not implemented before the opposition of the Gibraltarian authorities.
5. Toncontin International Airport, Honduras: It is enabled for domestic and international flights and the runway is 1863 m long. It was first used in 1920 and completely remodeled in 2006, but without extending the length of the track. In its history there have been two serious air accidents, the first in 1989, a Lockheed C- 130H Hercules from the Air Force of the United States went off the track and crashed into the highway on fire and killing 7 people, while others 7 injured. The second occurred on May 30, 2008, killing five people.
6. Gustaf III Airport, St. Bart: The Gustaf III Airport which is also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport or St. Jean Airport, is a civilian airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. Both the airport and the capital of the island, Gustavia are named after King Gustav III of Sweden, under which Sweden conquered the island in the possession of France in 1785 ( it was sold to France in 1878). This airport is also considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
7. Airport Madeira, Portugal: Madeira International Airport is located on the island of the same name. It has been modernized in recent years, performing an expansion of the track through the construction of a viaduct over the sea. Today, the airport is able to receive Boeing 747 aircraft and almost any civil aircraft, the main gateway for tourists in the region, as well as postal services, urgent jobs and other essential services. It is also an international airport operates domestic flights. Your track is one of the most difficult and dangerous world when performing approaches and landings due to high turbulence caused when wind speed exceeds 15 knots. For all this , drivers need a special license to operate in this airport, and only experienced drivers in daytime operations can perform night operations. This is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
8. Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: Located in the heart of Hong Kong, Kai Tak International Airport was the airport of Hong Kong from 1925-1998. On July 6, 1998, the airport was replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok With numerous buildings and mountains to the north, and one end of the track virtually in Victoria Harbour, the airport was considered one of the most complicated landing. It had a 3380m track which is ideal for landing any aircraft, making it difficult to maneuver was about buildings and mountains.
9. Congonhas Airport, Brazil: It is the second busiest airport passenger Brazil. Located on Avenida Washington Luís, which is in the center of south of the city of San Pablo. It was opened in 1936 and has been the site of two accidents, both company TAM, on October 31, 1996, TAM Flight 402 caused by mechanical failure on the plane and in 200, the TAM Flight 3054 veered off the runway and crashed into a building on the same airline and station fuel sales, killing 199 people. It is one of the most dangerous airports of the world.
10. Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland: Approaching the small airport Narsarsauaq is an adventure, as well as poor visibility and the danger of the inhospitable terrain in which it is located which is surrounded by plateaus and mountains, have to cross a sea of icebergs and polar cross winds make it difficult airworthiness.