5. Scary Kai Tak Airport landing in Hong Kong.
The world’s scariest airport landings and take-offs. Strong crosswinds and the surrounding mountains only added to the difficulties of landing here. At one time, travelers were quite upbeat about Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. However, this was before it was christened “the mother of all scary airports.” The airport that brought us the most dangerous airports landings on earth closed in 1998. It used to be the base of Cathay Pacific as well as many regional carriers. Aircraft pilots were careful to infuse dollops of caution when making a landing or taking off.