Aviation Photo #4062085 Dornier 228-202 - Sita Air

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Known as "one of the most dangerous airports in the world". The runway is accessible only to helicopters and small, fixed-wing, short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. The runway is 527m long with a 11.7% gradient. The airport's elevation is 2,845m. There is very low prospect of a successful go-around on short final due to the terrain. This particular plane (9N-AHB) crashed two times, in 2010 (Lukla) and in 2013 (Simikot) but was probably repaired and returned back in service again
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Photo Added: November 15, 2016

Comments (4)

Ontario, Canada
2 years ago
Thanks you Stefan. This is one on my bucket list. Hope to make it there one day.
437   India
2 years ago
Great shot of an incredible little airport!
1.2K   Germany
2 years ago
Another stunner, Stefan. Thanks for sharing!
831   Netherlands
2 years ago
Thanks guys!

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