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Old December 27th, 2009, 06:25 AM   #21
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Francisco de Miranda (La Carlota) Airport in Caracas is one of most dangerous too:

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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #22
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Where are the terminal and tower?
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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #23
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Any airport with cross-runways are inherently more dangerous. The most notorious busy example I have is New York La Guardia.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #24
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #25
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The one in Quito, Ecuador reminds me of Sarajevo airport...

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Old January 1st, 2010, 02:48 AM   #26
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How do you catalogue "dangerous" an airpot,by the runway,the surroundings or what?Because Toncontin yes it has some risk in landing and in T/O,bit that picture of the accident was mostly a HUMAN error,have you ever heard that the human is the 99% of the causes of fatal accidents?How come it doesnt "appear" on your list Congonhas,or perhaps La Aurora in Guatemala City,maybe you forgot Tenerife Los Rodeos?
Toncontin despite his difficulties has been used for major international american carriers such as American(with the 757),Continental,Copa,Taca and Delta(recently),the FAA has certified it and allow to the North american airlines to fly?Why well ask them,otherwise we will have an isolated city!
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Old January 1st, 2010, 02:55 AM   #27
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"Busy" morning in TGU!

accidents may happen in any airport,and that does not make them "dangerous"!
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Old January 1st, 2010, 03:16 PM   #28
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Nice looks quite ideal on that photo. No obstacles at all in approach and takeoff. Why should it be dangerous?
Nice's airport looks not dangerous but there are mountains in runway axis.
An other reason: due to rich people who live here, aircrafts are not allowed to fly over cape of Antibes any longer and must make 2 curves before landing.
That's absolutly crazy but the autorities accepted that stupid rules.

I'm surprized to see that Bogota (4 000 m !!!) is not on the list.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:30 PM   #29
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I would think that Telluride Regional Airport (a major ski resort in SW Colorado, U.S.) would get some love......

...... At an elevation of 9,078 feet (2767 m) above sea level[2], it is the highest commercial airport in North America.

Telluride Regional Airport covers an area of 542 acres (219 ha) and has one runway designated 9/27 which measures 6,870 by 100 feet (2,094 by 30 m).[2] Located on a plateau, the airport's single runway literally dips slightly in the center. The runway can be a very challenging approach for pilots, particularly those operating commuter aircraft or business jets. During winter months, approximately 20% of the scheduled commuter airline flights end up having to divert to other nearby airports because of abruptly adverse landing conditions. Pilots must contend with high terrain exceeding 14,000 feet at all quadrants, as well as the airport's location on a plateau where 3 sides (including both ends of the runway) plunge about 1,000 ft to the San Miguel River below
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #30
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #31
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Nice's airport looks not dangerous but there are mountains in runway axis.
An other reason: due to rich people who live here, aircrafts are not allowed to fly over cape of Antibes any longer and must make 2 curves before landing.
That's absolutly crazy but the autorities accepted that stupid rules.

I'm surprized to see that Bogota (4 000 m !!!) is not on the list.
Bogota is actually 2640 meters above sea level and on a plain region called Sabana de Bogotá.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #32
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Madeira airoport is the total worst available to land in a regular airway ... some people even call it "the poruguese aircraft carrier".

You got two options ... or you jump the island 1600m coming from one side or you aproach prom the same side , overrun the runway and pull the handbrake.





















and finally an old video from before the runway enlargement and realignement:

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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #33
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PASTO, Colombia

Now that's dangerous!
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Old July 10th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #34
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Gotta be Agatti airport, Laksadweep Islands, India

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Old July 10th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #35
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That's a pretty long runway though and landing is clear with no obstructions.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #36
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Huh? There's definetely many airport in this thread that are not that dangerous at all. For example...La Paz? I know it's quite high, but it doesn't matter because the runway is long enough for heavy airplanes to take off with enough fuel for a short hop to Santa Cruz and then the rest of the world. It's not ideal of course, but there's the possibility, and thus, the height does not make more dangerous than others. Or what about Agatti airport in India. ok, there's water around it, what is the problem? La Guardia has water around it too (like sooooo many airports) but it's much more dangerous because of the runway patterns. Still, because of the many rules associated for operating in that airport, it's safe to say that it is not a dangerous airport, though a tricky one, and definetely not for everyone; but thousands of flights depart and arrive each day, with minimal incidents compared to those many flights.

Kai Tak is one of the best examples for dangerous airports though.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:14 AM   #37
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wow pasto colombia , really scared me
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Old July 11th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #38
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Khorog field in Tajikistan about 2000 m above sea. One of the most difficult approaches of the world. Runway is 1840 m long and 49 m wide. Only one side VFR.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #39
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Chicago's Midway Airport always looked like it was in a bad spot.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #40
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I always loved the approach to San Diego International Airport.

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