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O.C.'s Airport makes 'scariest' airports list

O.C.'s John Wayne Airport is one of the 'scariest' airports in the world, according to a new list by SmarterTravel.com. (Wikimedia: Public domain photo)

August 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Orange County's John Wayne Airport is one of the "scariest" airports in the world, according to a new list by SmarterTravel.com.The site said that passengers are often scared when taking off from the airport because of its steeper-than-normal take-off procedures.

In order to reduce noise, many of the planes taking off at John Wayne are forced to use a sharp incline and reduce their thrust above noise-monitoring stations.

Some passengers have reported being startled by the take-off practice and even thought the engines had died.


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