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Are these the world’s scariest landing strips? The airport approaches so terrifying even pilots will think twice (6)

By QIN XIE (Mail Online)    14:05, December 11, 2015

Kwajelien Airport, another of the Marshall Islands Airport, is similarly difficult to navigate since it too flows straight into the ocean

Several of the airports on the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific are cited by users of Airline Pilot Forum as having some of the 'craziest' landings.

In particular, the list included Meck Island and Kwajalein Island where the landing strip runs almost sea to sea, taking up the entire island.

Nearby, Wake Island is cited for having a similarly hazardous landing strip for the same reason.

It's a plight shared by numerous island airports in different parts of the world, like those in the Maldives and the Caribbean, where space is a premium.

In most cases, the landing strip has to be used for taxiing as well, allowing the planes to travel to their parking spots once they land.

Luckily, these tiny airports generally support small populations, which means that there are few daily flights to contend with.


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