VIDEO: World's most dangerous airport landings

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PLANE CRASH: Airliner crashes killed 828 people last year, 13 percent more than in 2009, as the number of fatal accidents rose by five to 28, a study released on January 4, 2010 shows (Getty Images)

PLANE CRASH: Airliner crashes killed 828 people last year, 13 percent more than in 2009, as the number of fatal accidents rose by five to 28, a study released on January 4, 2010 shows (Getty Images)

Airliner crashes killed 828 people last year, 13 percent more than in 2009, as the number of fatal accidents rose by five to 28, a study released on January 4, 2010 shows.

Below, we look at some of the world's most 'dangerous' airports that test the pilots' skills while landing and even while taking off:

Princess Juliana International Airport serves the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. Pictures of low flying aircraft were published in several news magazines worldwide in early 2000 and looked so unreal that some were even disputed as fakes. The thrilling approaches and ease of access for shooting spectacular images made the airport one of the world's favorite places among planespotters.

Click here to watch the landing at Princess Juliana International Airport

Toncontín International Airport is a civil and military airport that serves Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It is 6 km away from the center of Tegucigalpa.

Click here to watch the landing at Toncontin Internatioanl Airport

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. It is well known among experienced fliers for the way in which airplanes must approach or take off from the airport.

Click here to watch the landing at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

Gustaf III Airport , also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport or St. Jean Airport is a public use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy.

Click here to watch the landing at Gustaf III Airport

Lukla is Nepal's busiest domestic airport, and in the peak season the airlines operate over 50 flights a day through the facility.

Click here to watch the landing at Lukla

Madeira Airport , (informally known as Funchal Airport is an international airport located near Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots.

Click here to watch the landing at Madeira Airport

Courchevel Airport is a French airport that serves Courchevel, a ski area. The airport is considered dangerous, having a difficult approach, an upslope runway and a hill.

Click here to watch the landing at Courchevel Airport

Barra Airport is a short-runway airport situated in the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhòr at the north tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The airport is unique, being the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway.

Click here to watch the landing at Barra Airport

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Posted by: Rajsg

very interesting articles.I remember landing on madeira on 2008 and it was breath taking. I also came across another article found here http://www.successismyname.com/2012/07/31/worlds-most-dangerous-airports-worst-notorious-crazy-deadly-top-5/

If you read both articles together, they complement very well and gives you another perspective of world's dangerous airport

Good luck all

Posted by: raom

I was on the business trip to Madras, It was schoked to hear the news. It was a Indian civil avaiation's authority's failure. they should not have approved in such a fast decision to make money. How far the government will proble and punish these irresponsible authorities may god give strength to the familes who have been killed.

Posted by: rouzbeh

Did you see the nepalis pilots in clip number 5 ..amazing pilots, good judgements

Posted by: fleeting life

May the souls of the departed rest in peace, and may the loved ones they left behind find consolation... Very good job AB on the article, now we know which island resorts to avoid in our trips, not that we were planning on going to Barra anyway.

Posted by: Nadeem

Really shocked to see...sorry for indians, God bless all of us...

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