Footage from the world’s scariest airports

Image via @ Todd Neville

Pilots had to keep their eyes wide open flying into Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport, a sharp and difficult right turn made it especially hard and gave no chance for error. The airport was closed in 1998.

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Pilots and passengers may need to cross their fingers flying out of Matekane, Lesotho, as a 2,000 foot drop appears fast at the end of the short runway.

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A plane spotter’s delight to see a landing at Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten, Caribbean.

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You only get once chance at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla, Nepal.

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Beautiful for passengers, but pilots have to fight wind shear and sever turblence to land at Narsarsuaq Airport in Greenland.

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Cross winds are the biggest problem at Funchal Airport in Madeira.

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Barra Airport in Skye is actually just part of the beach and it’s take offs and landings are ruled by the tide.

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