Landing in Baghdad
At the world's most dangerous airport, it's best to get down quickly.
- By Allan T. Duffin
- Air & Space magazine, November 2006
Space Imaging Eurasia
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For frequent fliers, the spiral descent actually has aesthetic advantages. “Coming in on a corkscrew affords a great view of Baghdad and of the airport,” notes Thanassis Cambanis, who has flown in and out of Iraq more than a dozen times on assignment for the Boston Globe. “To me, the plane doesn’t feel like it’s descending any faster than usual, so it’s not too frightening.” And compared to the prospect of a missile taking down your airplane, any landing, even a wild corkscrew ride, can be downright comforting.