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Video – One of the most dangerous landings

Video – One of the most dangerous landings

by Kiriakos Tsakiridis -
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Courchevel Altiport in France was ranked the 7th most dangerous runways in the world.

Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps and has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.

There is no go-around procedure for landings, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and almost impossible.