Wednesday, August 10

Which airports are among the most dangerous in the world (and how Honduras is about to get off the list)

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Landing at Toncontin airport.

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More than a dozen accidents have been registered in Toncontin, in the Honduran capital.

Even the most experienced pilots are put to the test.

The conditions to be part of this fearsome list of airports are various: having short runways, being located at an excessive altitude, in a place with difficult weather conditions, registering a high density of air traffic and being in the middle of mountains or buildings.

Each and every one of them requires nerves of steel from the pilots, who must perform arduous landing and take-off maneuvers.

Although there is no single list that lists these dangerous airports, the names of several of them are repeated in blogs and specialized pages.

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