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9 of the World's Scariest Airports to Fly Into

Architectural Digest Logo By Condé Nast of Architectural Digest | Slide 1 of 9: Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (more commonly known as Madeira Airport) made headlines earlier this year when, at a ceremony renaming the airport for the country's most famous native, a statue was unveiled of the soccer star that looked nothing like him. The airport's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes for a stomach-turning descent, as it appears as though the airplane will land in the water before landing on the runway.

Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport, Santa Cruz, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (more commonly known as Madeira Airport) made headlines earlier this year when, at a ceremony renaming the airport for the country's most famous native, a statue was unveiled of the soccer star that looked nothing like him. The airport's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes for a stomach-turning descent, as it appears as though the airplane will land in the water before landing on the runway.
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