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Abandoned airports you'll never fly from again

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 31: But it wasn't just the infrastructure that became a problem for this airport. Kai Tak was notorious for its difficult landings and take-offs. Pilots had to navigate the nearby hills with a sharp turn and often gusts of wind could make planes overshoot the runway. Several aircraft had accidents while coming into land or during take-off at the airport during its 73 years of operation, including the 1993 China Airlines Boeing 747 which overshot the runway during a typhoon and crashed into Victoria Harbour.

Kai Tak International, Hong Kong

But it wasn't just the infrastructure that became a problem for this airport. Kai Tak was notorious for its difficult landings and take-offs. Pilots had to navigate the nearby hills with a sharp turn and often gusts of wind could make planes overshoot the runway. Several aircraft had accidents while coming into land or during take-off at the airport during its 73 years of operation, including the 1993 China Airlines Boeing 747 which overshot the runway during a typhoon and crashed into Victoria Harbour.

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