City in the Sky

Final Approach to the World’s Most Dangerous Landing Spot

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

World’s most dangerous landing in the Himalayas – this is the final approach to Paro. Paro is the capital of Bhutan, a magical Himalayan lost kingdom. Landing here is far from easy: it lacks the modern radar equipment that helps guide planes in, so pilots land manually using visual landmarks. They fly through a narrow valley with a tight turn –the runway only becomes visible at the last moment.

Aired: 02/22/17

Rating: TV-PG

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