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User currently offlineUtilianpilot07 From Honduras, joined Jun 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11693 times:

Hello
Do any of you know which airport in Central America is the most dangerous?

Thanks


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11438 times:

I remember 5 most dangerous US airports:

LAX
DCA
SAN
EWR
LGA




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User currently offlineDBCooper From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11433 times:

In my opinion: TGU - Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Latin America is full of challenging airports due to runway length, elevation and/or obstacles.


DBCooper


User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11403 times:

Just judging by your title I would assume that you have either been to Utila or know someone who has. The old airstrip at Utila seemed fairly dangerous to me. The landings had to be made very precise or you may end up in the water at the other end. Likewise on takeoff, not enough power, then into the water again. Granted the water there is shallow but would not be fun. The new airport with the steep approach over the trees is not much better but at least it is paved to allow better control. As far as most dangerous I am not too sure, but Utila is on my list as one.


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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11125 times:

I see this one´s going directly to aviation polls and prefs!!

Cheers,

Henpol747



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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11096 times:

Every airport is dangerous. Some are more difficult than others.


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User currently offlineAA777DFW From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10865 times:

Yes,i would say the airport in honduras or La Aurora Intl. in Guatemala where a Taca 767 ran off the runway when it was coming in too fast right after a tropical storm passed by. It happened in the mid 90's and one passenger in the aircraft happened to have a camera at the time of the incident and filmed the disaster. Luckily there were no casualties.

User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10782 times:

reno and san diego are not for the faint of heart.


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User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10722 times:

Merida, Venezuela is quite something. It lies in a valley between high Andes peaks, is a short strip on a mesa, a signifcant downhill slope on landing, and most difficult, lies right in the hear of the city.

Although, i do not believe there have been seriosu accidents there. Up until several years ago I was amazed but Avensa flew 727s in there. The runway and setup do not look capable of handling it, obviously it could. That has all changed and all movements are STOL ATRs and Dash's.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10721 times:

Referred as Central America, Toncontin (TGU) is the most dangerous indeed. And in the U.S., Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C..

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10224 times:

Look up SESM, here's a sample image: http://www.dangerous-airports.com/airports/s/sesm.h1.jpg

Quite something, isn't it?



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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9779 times:

In the U.S. isn't Aspen, CO hard to and in because you hsve a ski mountain (buttermilk) on one side of the runway and a hill on the other side.

mat


User currently offlinePolnebmit From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9749 times:

AA777DFW is correct. The Honduras and the GUA airports are one of the most challenging. GUA one and only runway is about the length of the LGA rwys and yet is built in middle of the cities with tall building on one side of the airport.

User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9401 times:

I know it's not in the US but try Silverstone airfield on Grand Prix day (in centre of track), it has been cited as "The most dangerous place on earth" let alone most dangerous airport.


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User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

Rionegro in Colombia is also a challenge .....mountains all around...you can't make a mistake or you 're done....


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

There are many smaller airports that could easily be the "most dangerous" airport so it might be better if we narrowed the category to most dangerous airport with regular scheduled services from a 737/A318 upwards. In Europe I think the award must go to Funchal/Madeira – take a look at the runaway






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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7816 times:

I would think Katmandu would be difficult to land at. I have not been able to
do it on FS2002 or 2004.

PIA777



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User currently offlinePizzaandplanes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

I saw some airport in Albania that you baiscly make a nose dive to lad in a big pit. I eill try to get the name.

User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7617 times:
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St. Barths has its own challenges, you have to climb just prior to landing at an 18degree down slope. Also, that picture of Tegu was in 87 and that place was dangerous for multiple reasons then.

pizza Hey junior, in Albania you have Tirana which has an interesting airport..during the Kosovo crisis we were landing C-17's in mud near there. Ian

[Edited 2004-07-01 20:07:03]


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User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7563 times:

I think that in Colombia, the most dangerous airport is BGA, this airport is localized in a mountain.

cheers,
Fokker50



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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7254 times:

Do any of you remember KAI TAK in HONGKONG?

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7230 times:

How would MDW rank? COnsidering it is bordered on all sides by the city there is not much room for error!  Big grin


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User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7091 times:

You´d better not look at the images of the MS Flight Simulator; some times they got the ground altitudes of airports wrong with respect to the scenery around it, hence the big craters you sometimes see...

User currently offlineFredmoss From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7065 times:

I would suggest Lord Howe Island, off the coast of NSW. The runway itself it straightforward, but it lies between two large hills. If the wind is over 15kts, the turbulance can become quite severe and be beyond the capacity for most small planes.

The nearest alternate is 400NM away, on the Australian mainland.


User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

I'm surprised Cuzco is not in the list...


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