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Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

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...
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Gibraltar Airport with 4 lane road through the runway

Gibraltar Airport with 4 lane road through the runway

Here's a look at the strangest airport I've ever seen. The airport is built on a small peninsula going perpendicular so it is built out over the water. In order to get past the airport, cars have to drive over the main strip of the runway. There looks to be railroad crossing style drop-down gates at each end of the crossing road.

You can see more close-ups of the road/runway at h...
Rating of 507/31/20051,235Google Earth Logo
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Forgotten Runway

Forgotten Runway

Geocache GCMM7V 'Forgotten runway' (close to the new Frankfurt Airport):

In January 2005 the remains of an old runway of Frankfurt Airport were found in the woods. The runway was built from August till December 1944 by Jewish women from Hungary who were imprisoned in an outpost of the concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof.
So far, it had only been known that the regular r...
Rating of 3.14285714202/05/20061,225Google Earth Logo
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Cars fixing runway 20L in Rio - Brazil

Cars fixing runway 20L in Rio - Brazil

Runway 20L being improved in Rio's domestic airport (Santos Dumont Airport) - Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil.
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Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off

Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off

A camouflaged plane landing at the Beijing Capital airport. The plane seems to be taking off because
A. If you look at the runway to the east, ~8 planes are waiting for takeoff. Therefore, that runway must be the takeoff runway, designating the other (this one) as the landing runway.

But, a counterargument:
A. This is a long runway and a small plane, so shouldn't...
Rating of 3.511/15/2006698Google Earth Logo
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Kai Tak International Airport (Old Airport Hong Kong)

Kai Tak International Airport (Old Airport Hong Kong)

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...
Rating of 308/20/2005589Google Earth Logo
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Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthelemy

This is a wonderful island in the Caribbean
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Airplane collision in 2001, Milan Linate Airport, Italy

Airplane collision in 2001, Milan Linate Airport, Italy

Airplane collision, Milan Linate Airport, Italy.

On 8th October 2001 two airplanes (a SAS McDonnell Douglas MD-87 and a private Cessna) collided on the runway while the MD-87 just want to take-off an the Cessna want to cross the runway to come on the taxiway. The Cessna was destroyed on the runway, the MD-87 further rolled after the runway in a hall for baggage keeping. A total o...
Rating of 3.510/04/20051,371Google Earth Logo
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Northwest Airlines Accident - Boeing 747-251B, Guam

Northwest Airlines Accident - Boeing 747-251B, Guam

Aircraft Accident of the 19 AUG 2005 accident of a Boeing 747-251B at Guam-AB Won Pat International Airport.

Flight 74 suffered a collapse of the nose gear during land roll-out at Guam International Airport runway 06L. It skidded and came to rest on the runway. All passengers were evacuated, during which three persons were injured. The aircraft was towed away from the runway arou...
Rating of 2.510/12/20061,317Google Earth Logo
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

overlay of new runway to open May 27, 2006; I-285 was moved to accomodate the new runway; total cost - $1.2 billion
Rating of 405/24/2006487Google Earth Logo
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Remains of a crashed Antonov AN-26 at Cuamba Airport, Mozambique

Remains of a crashed Antonov AN-26 at Cuamba Airport, Mozambique

Date: 1993
Type: Antonov 26
Registration:
Serial:
Operator: Força Aérea Populular de Libertação de Moçambique

During final approach, the Antonov 26 missed the runway and landed in the grass next to the runway, killing at least 1 person, who squatted there (next to the runway, many displaced people were located at that time).
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Plane approaching Gibraltar Airport

Plane approaching Gibraltar Airport

that is the reason why the road crossing the airport-runway is closed and the cars have to wait (see airport about 6 km in the west)
Rating of 507/31/2005692Google Earth Logo
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