Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport


Kai Tak International Airport operated in Hong Kong from 1925 to 1998. It was an unusual airport even for the small planes of 1925, built inside a bowl surrounded by mountains. The city grew up around the airport until it was ringed by skyscrapers as well as mountains. Then as commercial airline traffic increased, a runway was constructed outward into Victoria Harbor in 1958. Runway 12/31 eventually became the single busiest runway in the world, with 36 takeoffs and landings per hour. And those landings…

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