World's most hair-raising airports: Sea Ice Runway, Antarctica
Technological improvements continue to make air travel safer every year. But just because there hasn't been a fatal commercial plane crash in the U.S. since 2009 doesn't mean that certain airports don't quicken your pulse just a bit. Short runways, steep descents and unpredictable surfaces can make a thrill ride out of getting a 987,000-pound vehicle (the maximum weight of a 747) on or off the ground.
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