Feb 4, 2008

Landing at the St. Barth's airstrip

Take a look at the picture. Plane landing at a road? It shows a plane swoops in to land at one of the world's most dramatic airstrips. The motorists on the road misses the plane just by inches!

This airstrip is situated on the island of Saint-Barthélemy, or St Barts, in the French West Indies. At 2,133ft, its runway is one of the shortest in the world and equivalent in length to five football pitches. Pilots needs a special licence to land on this small airstrip.

The landing, especially on a windy day, is an adventure in itself. But, despite the apparent dangers, there have been only two fatal accidents at the airport over the years. via DailyMail


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