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This airport closed in 1998 because it was far too dangerous. This video provides a glimpse as to why. Passengers flying into into Kai Tak Airport pretty much expected planes to crash into the water and pilots to abort landings. Passing through high-rises was inevitable as planes landed. In addition, overcrowding became an issue at the airport shortly before it was shut down for good. Planes would sometimes even overrun the landing strip and plunge into the sea.