Year: 1939. Lenght: 1,829 meters.
One of the most remarkable airports in the world is located at the foot of the Gibraltar plateau. Gibraltar airport is the only airport in the world whose runway crosses the road. He was still in 1939 for war purposes. Today one of the most dangerous airports in the world belongs to the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.
Since recently, the airport also serves civil aviation and receives the airplanes that connect Great Britain to Spain. The length of the only airport runway is 1 829 meters. When the aircraft lands or starts at the airport, Winston Churchill Street is closed off. This structure of the airport and the runway is unique. In many respects the security of the airport depends not only on the experience of the pilots, but also on the work of the ground services.
In May 2002 the accident happened with the aircraft Monarch Boeing 757-200 from Luton. Because of the wrong maneuver of the first pilots, the aircraft has bent forward strongly. Miraculously, thanks to the coordinated cooperation of the pilots, it has succeeded in avoiding the aircraft crash. Since 2008, Gibraltar Airport has served more than 300 thousands of passengers a year whose health and lives depend entirely on the faultless work of the pilots and the airport. Next - Matekane Airport
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Fuel station: 'Puntolimpio SL' in 1.17 km
Parking: 'Parking Sur de Europa' in 8 km
Apotheek: 'Carlos Jaime Muñoz Corral' in 1.31 km
Police station: 'Dirección General De La Policía' in 1.24 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Casino' in 0.49 km
Railway station: 'Algeciras' in 9 km
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