Shimla airport: one of world's most dangerous airports

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Shimla, Jul 17 (UNI) SFO Media, the largest independent travel blog publisher, has termed the Shimla Airport in Himachal Pradesh as one of the world's most dangerous airports due to its location.

The airport, located at Jubberhatti, about 27 km from here, has no ground lighting facilities and is surrounded by mountains, with treacherous weather conditions with heavy rains round the year. It says if a plane were to skid or miss the runway, it would probably crash into the mountains.

The airport, which is 5,072 feet above sea level, was built by cutting the crest of a long hill in the region and receives regular domestic flights from Indian Airlines and Jagson Airlines, but no international flights operate from here.

The length of the runway is about 3,800 feet and only small aircrafts like the 18-seat Dornier 228 can operate from Shimla Airport, while aircrafts such as AN-32s or larger jets cannot land here, since they require much longer runways.

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