Top 10 Most Dangerous Airport Runways In The World - See Pics

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 Travelling on an aircraft without even a slight sense of terror is nearly impossible. We all have had at least one horrifying flying experience. While the en-route turbulence is stressful, airport taxiways can be scarier often sending shivers down the spines of people. Here are 10 of the most dangerous airport runways in the world:<br /><br /><em>Courchevel Altiport, France</em>: The airport with 500-metre runway facilities is a ski resort surrounded by mountains in the Alps. Pilots often encounter fog, snow and other perilous climate. (Image: Timo Breidenstein)
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Travelling on an aircraft without even a slight sense of terror is nearly impossible. We all have had at least one horrifying flying experience. While the en-route turbulence is stressful, airport taxiways can be scarier often sending shivers down the spines of people. Here are 10 of the most dangerous airport runways in the world:

Courchevel Altiport, France: The airport with 500-metre runway facilities is a ski resort surrounded by mountains in the Alps. Pilots often encounter fog, snow and other perilous climate. (Image: Timo Breidenstein)

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 <em>Wellington Airport, New Zealand</em>: This airport allows only small planes to land. It's known for its windy airstreams, leading to unsettled touchdowns. The location often witnesses planes swaying as they arrive to make a landing. (Image: Nick Servian)
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Wellington Airport, New Zealand: This airport allows only small planes to land. It's known for its windy airstreams, leading to unsettled touchdowns. The location often witnesses planes swaying as they arrive to make a landing. (Image: Nick Servian)

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 <em>Gisborne Airport, New Zealand</em>: This landing strip has two modes of conveyance running through it, at any given point of time. A railway track runs just through the middle of the airstrip. Can you imagine? (Image: Instagram)
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Gisborne Airport, New Zealand: This landing strip has two modes of conveyance running through it, at any given point of time. A railway track runs just through the middle of the airstrip. Can you imagine? (Image: Instagram)

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 <em>Kansai International Airport, Japan</em>: The airport is situated on its own man-made island! The area is privy to consistent earthquakes, cyclones and storm surge. Takeoff and landing at night are strictly prohibited. (Image: Instagram)
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Kansai International Airport, Japan: The airport is situated on its own man-made island! The area is privy to consistent earthquakes, cyclones and storm surge. Takeoff and landing at night are strictly prohibited. (Image: Instagram)

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 <em>Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy</em>: This airdrome has limited access just for the rich and famous. Owing to its petite dimension, only private aircraft of 20 people can land. (Image: Instagram)
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Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy: This airdrome has limited access just for the rich and famous. Owing to its petite dimension, only private aircraft of 20 people can land. (Image: Instagram)

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 <em>Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten</em>: This airport is known for extremely low altitude landings. People come here just for a know-how of a plane flying straight over their head. The way into the runway is right above water which can be complicated for pilots. (Image: SXMAirport)
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Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten: This airport is known for extremely low altitude landings. People come here just for a know-how of a plane flying straight over their head. The way into the runway is right above water which can be complicated for pilots. (Image: SXMAirport)

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 <em>Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland</em>: The approach of this runway makes it one of the most challenging in the world to land on. Pilots have to fly up a fjord over mountains and through stormy creeks to reach and finally make a U-turn on the way into which causes a massive uproar. (Image: Instagram)
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Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland: The approach of this runway makes it one of the most challenging in the world to land on. Pilots have to fly up a fjord over mountains and through stormy creeks to reach and finally make a U-turn on the way into which causes a massive uproar. (Image: Instagram)

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 <em>Barra International Airport, Scotland</em>: With no scope for a customary pitch runway, this airport has three taxiways sited on a beach. Runways are sometimes underwater, during high tide. The scheduled flights are operational only when the tide is out. (Image: Instagram)
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Barra International Airport, Scotland: With no scope for a customary pitch runway, this airport has three taxiways sited on a beach. Runways are sometimes underwater, during high tide. The scheduled flights are operational only when the tide is out. (Image: Instagram)

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 <em>Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal</em>: Mount Everest hikers reach here before starting their journey. The short 1,500-foot runway is sliced from the hillside. Remember to take off quickly when leaving as the end of the runway has a steep 9,000-foot drop. (Image: Subarna T Magar)
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Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal: Mount Everest hikers reach here before starting their journey. The short 1,500-foot runway is sliced from the hillside. Remember to take off quickly when leaving as the end of the runway has a steep 9,000-foot drop. (Image: Subarna T Magar)

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 <em>Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, Dutch Caribbean island of Saba</em>: The airport has the tiniest commercial airstrip in the world, only 400 metres long. Aircraft should fly towards the precipice it sits upon before making a severe left just before landing. (Image: Giomania.Net)
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Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, Dutch Caribbean island of Saba: The airport has the tiniest commercial airstrip in the world, only 400 metres long. Aircraft should fly towards the precipice it sits upon before making a severe left just before landing. (Image: Giomania.Net)

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