Aviation Photo #1910150 Dornier 228-202 - Sita Air

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Approaching Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport at 9,200 feet in the mountain just before sunrise at 6:55am. This is the World's most dangerous airport with a single 460m runway. Due to high mountain terrain in the surrounding, there is no second chance for go around. The runway is visual deep down the valley. Pilot need to perform 100% precision visual landing and avoid overrun the short runway. We are among the first batch of arrival that day. [Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye]
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Photo Added: April 28, 2011

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Anonymous
8 years ago
Really great shot Sam! I also want to go to LUA some day for taking photos. Hopefully u didnt distract the pilots with the flas while landing ... :) Keep on shooting - I love your shots from all over the world.

Rgds from YYZ

Robin
Anonymous
8 years ago
I bet all Sam has to say at the check-in counter is "Hi, my name is Sam Chui, I'm here to check-in" and they lead him straight to his jumpseat! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo Sam!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Real life heroes in action !!

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