Added on: 21st Nov 2014
DAMMAM KING FAHD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
King Fahd International is the largest airport in the world in
terms of landmass, sprawling over three hundred square miles of desert.
The airport is so enormous that, believe it or not, it often makes it
difficult for the pilots to predict with any accuracy where the airport begins
and ends since from a distance it all looks like it blends in seamlessly with
the surrounding desert.
CLEVELAND HOPKINS INTERNATIONAL, USA
Technically there’s nothing wrong with the location or
construction of this airport but the dangers in this case mainly have
to do with the irresponsible staff working there. A controller working
an overnight shift was once suspended for watching a DVD while he
was supposed to be directing air traffic. And if that wasn’t bad enough
for the airport’s reputation, a supervisor once complained about the
controllers on night shifts routinely taking naps during breaks and
playing electronic games when traffic was light.
WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
Landings in this airport can be really hazardous and how
couldn’t they when all this airport has to offer is a single and very
short runway that begins and ends in crystal blue waters. Despite
being a very dangerous place to land a plane, its scenic, rare beauty
makes it one of the most beautiful, as well as dangerous,
airports in the world.
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL, USA
According to Travel + Leisure, Los Angeles International is
the venue for what the FAA calls an “ongoing intensive outreach program”
to educate pilots, controllers, and vehicle operators on best practices,
proper procedures, situational awareness, and other aspects of runway safety.
Additionally, Los Angeles International has been ranked multiple times
throughout the years as the most dangerous airport in the US.
AGATTI AERODROME, LAKSHADWEEP, INDIA
This airport is surrounded by nothing but the Indian Ocean which,
of course, makes you wonder what will happen if something goes
wrong during landing or if the pilot needs more space to take off.
The 4,000-foot-long Agatti Aerodrome is so arbitrary and small that
it literally looks like a piece of a larger runway that was lost at sea somehow.
Because of the danger the short runway presents, there have been many
suggestions and proposals to extend it, but in the meantime, flights
continue to operate normally since this airport is the only one in
Lakshadweep, an Indian Union Territory consisting of thirty-six
gorgeous exotic islands.
SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
We will admit that in this case we might be cheating a bit since
this airport is nowhere near as dangerous as the rest on this list
but something really macabre and bizarre happens there. If you
ever find yourself taxiing along Runway 10 at Savannah/Hilton Head you
may catch a glimpse of something so spooky that it will definitely give
you the chills. See, embedded in Runway 10’s tarmac you will find a pair
of grave markers that belong to the previous owners of the land
upon which the airport now sits, as to be buried there was their
wish before they died.
NARSARSUAQ AIRPORT, GREENLAND
Landing at this naturally beautiful airport and one of the most
remote on the planet, can be either an amazing or horrific experience,
unforgettable in any case. For the pilots, however, it is doubtless a bit
of a nightmarish experience since the approach for landing there
involves flying up a fjord while the threat of severe turbulence and
wind shear makes things worse, even on the seemingly
calmest days of the year.
KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAPAN
Kansai’s artificial island is 2.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide,
so large that it’s rumoured that it is visible from space.
From an engineering point of view the airport there is one of the
most impressive in the world but unfortunately the frequent earthquakes,
powerful cyclones, and unstable seabed make this engineering
masterpiece one of the most dangerous airports as well.
DON MUEANG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, THAILAND
This is a “deceiving” airport where, on a first look, you see
nothing unusual about it since it appears just like every
other midsize, safe airport in the world. However, if you pay closer
attention you will notice the weirdest thing ever: right in the middle
of the two runways someone had the brilliant idea to set an eighteen-hole
golf course, a fact that makes this airport not only a dangerous
place for golfers, but one of the most bizarre airports out there, too.