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9Q-DBQ (cn 00347102) The airport has a 4,140m runway, one of the longest in Africa. The runway was built by the Soviet Unionin the mid-1970s in order to counter the United States military presence in the region. It was used as an emergency landing site for the Space Shuttle from 1970 until 1991 when the government fell. This plane tried to land in Bosasso airport but almost broke its landing gear leg. The crew managed to fly until alternative airport in Berbera where runway is much longer. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
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A visitor from Germany posted Sun December 5, 2010:
Remembers me on the movie szene from lord of wars

A visitor from Ireland posted Mon March 29, 2010:
Yup, the longest runway in Africa is in Upington, South Africa, over 4800m long!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed January 27, 2010:
Boy I,m tellin ya you never know what your going to see on here next.It is exciting every time you come on to the site.Now who would have expected to see something like this.The site is just jam packed with awesome and very unique material.I have been on here now almost every day the last 3 weeks and it is still awesome as to what you will find next time coming on.Great just great well done.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed January 27, 2010:
Looks like a scene from a movie! Definitly 5 stars.
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Gut

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Cool

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