10 Of The Most Dangerous Airports In The World
Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have in their lifetime. Unfortunately, traveling anywhere further than your own city or state requires a trip in an airplane. And, even worse, is the fact that some landing strips, and even the entire airport itself, are quite dangerous. Riding in a 200-ton metal flying plane is bad enough, but when the airport itself is just as bad, then you know something is going wrong. Here are ten deadly airports that should really be avoided if you want to do any traveling.
Svalbard Airport, Norway
Found just 3 kilometers from Longyearbyen, the largest settlement of Svalbard, Norway, the Svalbard Airport is the northernmost airport in the entire world. Surrounded by the icy ocean and massive mountains, 141 people have died here due to aviation accidents.
Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong
Sitting right in the center of the Hong Kong skycrapers, the Kai Tak Airport was so dangerous that it was shut down in 1998. It was known as the “mother of all scary airports,” due to so many close calls with aviation disasters and collisions.