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Coming in Hot, Stopping Cold

Courcheval Airport, located 6,588 feet above sea level in the French Alps, is a tricky airport to land at in the best conditions. At 1,722 feet, the runway is short, and the mountain at the end means there are no go-arounds. You get one shot. Last Friday, the pilot of this Piper Malibu Mirage landed long and fast, and luckily had a large snowbank at the end of the runway to cushion his mistake. I’m not sure why the people heard in this video are laughing, since it’s no laughing matter. Perhaps a little too much après-ski. The passengers suffered only minor injuries and were treated at the airport care center.


Here’s another angle.


H/T to Vondon302 for the title

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