20 Most Dangerous Airports In The World

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

Narsarsuaq Airport was first built during World War Two as an airbase, but the area surrounding it is small, and today passengers primarily use it as a transfer point.

The terrifying thing about Narsarsuaq Airport is its frozen runways. Greenland is covered by an ice sheet as temperature can be as low as-21 °C in winter. Landing on this icy strip requires to be very experiences and own a great deal of courage. Along with the ice and frost are unpredictable harsh winds and fog, which can ruin the pilot’s visibility as the plane skid along the ice to a stop.

Along with the harsh weather conditions, active volcanoes are worryingly close to the runway. They routinely spit out ashes causing an even more difficult landing. The last accident here was in 2001 when a freight aircraft crashed on approach, dramatically killing 3 people.

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