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It is considered one of the most dangerous in the world, but if you want to climb Mount Everest, there is no alternative to Lukla Airport. It is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world, fatal accidents occur here again and again.
Lukla Airport is served by Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and is of particular importance for mountaineers and trekking tourists. This is also indicated by its official name: Tenzing-Hillary-Airport. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first people to climb Mount Everest in 1953 . The airport itself is famous and notorious for its special location at 2843 meters altitude and the sloping runway that is only 527 meters long. At the end it goes down 600 meters steeply. Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
But there are still a few others that scare the pilots, for example because they are on an artificial island in the sea or the runway is so short that you have to brake quickly. For example, the Icelandic Airport Isafjördur is a real challenge for pilots. Reason: Before landing on the 1400 meter long runway, a tight curve has to be flown inside the fjord.
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