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The world's scariest airport
Lukla is the gateway to the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest (8,850m). Landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport is not for those with a fear of flying. This is one of the steepest approach pathways in the world. If you can stand to keep your eyes open, the view out the window will stay with you forever. What a serious bit of adrenaline landing a plane on a tiny landing strip only 460 meters long! It is less than a tenth of standard length.
Flying into the sloped runway, just 20 meters wide, demands courage and precision. The airport doesn't have control tower, radar or navigation devices. Pilots can only depend on the view from their cockpit. Because the airport is on the mountain ridge, when you start descending you have to land. If a pilot misjudges landing or takeoff, there is no option to have a second try.
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