The Gustaff III Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Barts was ranked as the third-most dangerous airport in the world by the “Most Extreme Airports” program on the History Channel. It has a steep descent arrival over a hilltop traffic circle and a departure that skims over the heads of sunbathers.
Video shot by Sebastien Politano of Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, confirms the dangerous nature of the approach as it appears to show a small plane grazing a tourist trying to take photographs as it approached.
The Gustaff III Airport is located in the village of St. Jean. It serves small regional commercial aircraft and charters with most planes carrying no more than 20 passengers, all of whom probably close their eyes during landings and takeoffs.