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|This is the Quartier Cabaribère of the French Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère) located on the french islands Mayotte on the opposite side of the capital Mamoudzou.|
|A 3900ft long paved Runway on Assumption Island, a single coral island which measures 11.07 km² in area and which has a small settlement on the sheltered western side. Two large sand dunes are prominent on the south eastern coast of the island, one of them 32 m high. The concrete runway runs from between the two sand dunes on the south east to the settlement.||10/20/2005||511|
|Juancho E. Yrausquin 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. The runway at Saba's airport is just 400 meters (1,312 feet) long that leaves no room for any mistake when one lands there, as at each end of the runway there is a sheer drop in...||12/11/2008||5,876|
|The island's nickname came from its apparent resemblance to a battleship. The clue to the island's mystery lies in coal mining. Reached by long descending tunnels, coal beds below the bottom of the ocean near Hashima disgorged huge quantities of high-grade coal for almost a century. But in 1974 the inhabitants abandoned the island to the wind and salt spray, leaving behind only unneeded belongi...||12/06/2008||731|
|Thitu Island (or Pagasa in Filipino) is the second largest island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The territory is contested by Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia. Currently claimed by the Philippines, it has a landing strip (Rancudo Airfield) with two commercial flights weekly and a small harbour. There are 100 inhabitants, mostly military, fishermen and weatherme...||11/18/2006||995|
|Kai Tak was located in the north of Kowloon Bay in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The vicinity was surrounded by rugged mountains. Less than 10 km to the north and northeast was a range of hills reaching an altitude of 2000 ft. To the east of the runway, the hills were less than 5 km away. Immediately to the south of the airport was the Victoria Harbour, and further south was Hong Kong Island with hills u...||08/20/2005||617|
|This sign at this airport says caribou ma(star)re something a mayotte. ||10/10/2006||435|
|The notorious Rikers Island Prison. If I remember correctly, prisoners once helped save people from an air crash when a plane skidded off the runway at LGA.||08/04/2005||854|
|Written on an old runway at Whidbey Island NAS.||04/17/2007||418|
|Asinara (Italian for "Donkey-inhabited" but its name comes from Latin "Sinuaria" and means sinus-shaped island) is an Italian island of 51 km² in area, with approximately 700 inhabitants. The island is located just off the northwestern tip of Sardinia, and is mountainous in geography with steep, rocky coasts. Due to a lack of much fresh water, trees are sparse, and a low scrub vegetation predom...||01/18/2007||421|
|Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.||02/27/2007||641|
|You must be a hell of a pilot to land there...||11/14/2006||604|
|The pilot first made a low pass down runway 29 and then return to land on runway 11.|
After touchdown the airplane failed to stop and overran the runway and into the Intercoastal Waterway.
It also has a link to a video of this accident.
The executive jet stopped at water.
After the crew was rescued, the engine starts to increase RPM...