14. Toncontìn International Airport
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Annual passengers: 617,500
Mountainous terrain, a short runway, and a tricky approach make landing at Toncontìn International Airport in Tegucigalpala, Honduras a nail-biter. Over the years, there have been several devastating accidents at the airport. In 1989, 131 people died when a Boeing 727 crashed into a mountain after pilots made mistakes when trying to land. Another accident in 2011 killed 14 people. Plans are underway to build a new, safer airport so that “passengers can land in an airport that doesn’t put their lives at risk,” Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said.
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