Scary Places That Planes Don’t Want To Fly Over

#Copter Crater

GOOGLE EARTH has captured a large hole in the ground found in Russia, with layers burying deep underground. It is rumoured to be able to suck helicopters into it but what is the story behind it?
Called the Mir Mine, the open pit diamond mine was built in 1957 after Soviet scientists discovered a huge diamond in its land. However, due to the harsh death conditions in the region, it meant that more than half the year the ground was frozen making it difficult to mine as well as a lot of the equipment freezing. It can drop to as low as 50 degrees in the winter, and the nearest town is over 150 miles away.

The Mirny diamond mine in Siberia, Russia also has a diameter of 1.25 km, and a depth of more than 540 m. This is the second largest man-made hole in the world.

Rumours have suggested that helicopters have been sucked into it whilst flying over it. Measuring 1,722 feet by 3,9000 feet, it is the fourth deepest mine in the world. It is been reported that the airspace above it is off limits to them after “a few accidents when they were ‘sucked in’ by downward air flow,” according to Atlas Obscura website. Whilst no crashes have been reported, the air vortex explanation makes sense as the warm air coming from the hole, rising with the cool air above it, could prevent helicopters from getting the lift to fly over and then falling in altitude when flying above it.

#Lava Landings

The reason behind it is due to the danger posed by the ash cloud to the plane. Ash clouds can be hard for pilots to spot on their radars, meaning they can fly straight through them without realising.
Whilst jet engines can often melt some of the ash in the clouds it can then cool again in the engine which creates a layer on top of the turbines. This can cause engines to fail which in turn increases the risk of a plane crash. [Volcanic ash] has the potential to shut down jet engines if the plane is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth was just like any other for the crew of a Boeing 747-200 in June 1982. At 37,000 feet above the Indian Ocean, south of Java.

Alongside this, it can also affect the air inside the cabin, meaning masks may drop as well as the visibility outside for the pilots flying the aircraft. Any pilots who are flying through the area inadvertently will spot what is called St Elmo’s fire, which is a glow around the plane. They can then get out of the area immediately in the hope of avoiding the ash clouds effects.
A famous case of engine failure due to ash cloud particles was in 1982 after a British Airways flight had all four engines fail.


Tibet is also known as the “Roof of the World” because of its massive Tibetan Plateau, which is too high for planes to fly over. The average elevation of “low” places in this section of the world is over 12,000 feet. Descending to 10,000 feet in the Himalayas is considered suicide.
Commercial planes are authorized to fly at a maximum altitude of 28,000 to 35,000 feet (8000 m). The Himalayas have mountains that rise above 20,000 feet on average. At 29,035 feet above sea level, Mt. Everest is the highest peak on the planet. Because of the Himalayan mountain range’s elevation, planes rarely fly over it. Also, in case of an emergency, it is a terrible place to make an emergency landing since emergency landings take place on flat level grounds. There are almost no flat surfaces in the Himalayan region. As a result, in the event of an emergency, the pilot has nowhere to land the plane safely. Furthermore, because there are mountains everywhere, the risk factor simply increases.

Landing like the one in the illustration doesn’t even exist, but all the others presented here are possible and safe

Despite the horrific effects of flying over this portion of the world, there are still airports in this region, one of which, Paro Airport in Bhutan, has garnered some notoriety. Only eight pilots on the planet are allowed to land on this strip because it is so dangerous. It stands 1.5 miles above sea level, surrounded by 18,000-foot peaks. High winds in the valley create a lot of turbulence. Every year, approximately 30,000 travelers pass via this airport. Although there aren’t many flights to the Himalayas, the Tibetan Autonomous Region nevertheless has two airports. These airports, however, have dangerously short runways that are only suitable for light planes. In addition, the airport is located on the edges of the higher mountain ranges.

#Risky Runways 

The runway is an important part of an aircraft’s take-off and landing. There are some runways in the world that were lacking in planning at the time of construction. The runway has been built keeping the middle of the railway line without finding any way for me. One of the most dangerous runways in the world is the runway at Gisborne Airport in Elgin, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Where there is a railway in the middle of the runway.

Where the pilot waits for the train to pass before taking off

The airport covers an area of ​​about 160 hectares. There are three grass runways and a railway line right in the middle. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. The two are crossing the runway at the same time. In such a situation, anyone will be shocked. It is one of the most risky airports in the world. However, no serious accident has taken place here yet.
Aircraft can land here at 8.30 am and 8.30 pm to avoid accidents. And in between, the train travels. The airport is a major gateway to the small area of ​​Gisborne. Operates more than 60 domestic flights here. More than one lakh 50 thousand passengers travel through this airport every year. In a nutshell, the whole thing sounds as dangerous as it sounds, but there is no real reason to be afraid. With a little awareness, it is possible to avoid any impending accident very nicely.
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