Check out these five deadliest airports in the world that can turn into every pilots' and passengers' worst nightmare!
1. Courchevel International Airport, France
The Courchevel International Airport located in France comes with a mere 1,700-feet long runway. To make matters worst, the runway is built on a downward slope and has no emergency lights and instruments to assist in landing during bad weather. Only certified pilots can pull off such difficult landing and take-offs.
2. Gibraltar International, Gibraltar
The Gibraltar International Airport that's located in Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory) joined the deadliest airport list due to its one-of-a-kind feature. The airport's runway that intersects with the city's busiest road stops the traffic every time a plane lands.
3. Barra International Airport, Scotland
The Barra International Airport is located on the Island of Barra in Scotland. The rising tide and the weather condition becomes the main concern during landing and take-offs as the runway is just 5-feet above sea level, on the beach. During high tide, the runway gets completely submerged in the sea.
4. Gisborne Airport, New Zealand
The Gisborne Airport located in New Zealand is one of the deadliest airports in the world due to its runway that intersects with the national railway line. To avoid mishaps, the landings and take-offs are coordinated based on the train schedules.
5. Telluride Regional Airport, USA
The Telluride Regional Airport located in the United States of America sits 9,070-feet above sea level. What makes the airport deadly is its runway which has dangerous cliffs on both ends and strong vertical turbulence during winter.
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