These are the 10 most dangerous airports in the world, know which airport of India is included in this
Top 10 Most Dangerous Airports
The deaths of all 22 people aboard the Tara Air that recently crashed in Nepal have been confirmed. The plane was going from Pokhara city of Nepal to the famous tourist destination Jomsom. Preliminary investigation revealed that the plane crashed after turning right instead of turning left due to bad weather. In such a situation, once again a debate has erupted regarding safe air travel. In this news, we will tell you about the top 10 most dangerous airports in the world from where flying is a big challenge.
1. Lukla Airport, Nepal
This airport is located at Khumbu in Solukhumbu district. People visiting Mount Everest often use this Nepalese airport. This airport has been rated as the most dangerous airport in the world for 20 consecutive years. This airport is at an altitude of 8,000 feet (2,438 m). Electricity facility is minimal at the airport. There are no modern air traffic control facilities. There are mountain peaks in the north of the runway and 600 meters deep ditch in the south. Just one mistake and for a moment everything was ruined.
2. Courcheval Airport, France
This French airport is known for having one of the shortest runways in the world with just 537 metres. This airport is for those who want to go skiing in the Alps. This airport is situated between the mountains. In addition to navigating these mountains, pilots also have to land the plane at sharp angles to slow the plane down.
3. Toncontin Airport, Honduras
This airport is a civil and military airport. This dangerous airport was included in the History Channel’s list of most dangerous airports in the show “Most Extreme Airports”. Since the airport is located in a mountainous area, the pilot has to take great care to avoid hitting the mountains. Its runway is also very short and due to this the aircraft stops suddenly.
4. Barra Airport, Scotland
Barra Airport is a unique and dangerous airport. It is located at the northernmost tip of the island of Barra in Scotland. This airport has to use the beach as a runway, which is dangerous. It is undoubtedly the only airport in the world to do so. This airport gets submerged in water when there is a tide in the sea. The airport is only open for a few hours from Monday to Friday.
5. Male Airport, Maldives
It is the only airport in the world that is built from Alcatraz. Its height from the beach is only two meters. It is very difficult to land a ship here. A small mistake by the pilot can cause the plane to sink directly into the Indian Ocean. After landing here, tourists have to reach their other destination with the help of speedboats.
6. Saba Airport, Netherlands
Saba Airport is built on a mountain cliff which is surrounded by sea on three sides and there is a mountain peak on one side. It is considered a very dangerous airport. The length of the runway of this airport is only 396 meters. Here only small aircraft whose speed can be reduced rapidly, they can land. This runway is as beautiful as it is dangerous.
7. Agatti Airport, Lakshadweep
At the southern end of Agatti Island, located in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, is the Agatti Airport. It is the only airport in Lakshadweep serving 36 local Indian tourist islands, of which Agatti Airport is a strip of land covered in blue water. . This strip is only 4,000 feet long, which makes it a risky area.
8. Ice Runway Airport, Antarctica
Ice Runway, Antarctica is the main runway of the US Antarctic Program. The runway is capable of handling medium and large size flights. The problem, however, is that there is no real runway here. Here flights land directly on the ice. Make sure that there are no cracks in the ice on the runway, only then does a plane land here.
9. Gibraltar Airport
Gibraltar International Airport, also known as North Front Airport, is a civilian airport serving the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. What makes it one of the most dangerous airports in the world is that the airport’s runway passes through Winston Churchill Avenue, the busiest road on the island that leads to the Spanish border. Whenever a plane takes off, the vehicles have to stop. Hence, there are barriers and signs to control the movement of vehicles on that road.
10. Kansai International Hawaii, Japan
This airport is built on an artificial island. The island is 4 km long and 2.5 km wide. Many dangers like earthquakes and cyclones keep looming here. But these are not the only problems. It is said that global warming is expected to cause sea levels to rise over the next four to five decades, causing the airport to be submerged in sea water.