Courchevel: go-around possible?

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Looking at the video below, is it at all possible to go-around (once you're in over the runway)? Would it be too steep a climb to avoid the surrounding mountains? Concidering the steep runway, landing long seems not to be a problem. But failing to be aligned with the runway at touchdown could make a go-around necessary. Are there any bigger airplanes flying there today? And have there been any accidents at this airport? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55SswKIn18A&feature=player_embedded
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As written in the video description : no go-around there. It's an altiport ! Try looking for Megeve, too, same issue. If you can't make it, then : "Preferential crashing zone: 020°/2,7 NM/AD, at the bottom of the valley." See here (altiport charts). Didn't know such a big airplane could go there... Accidents occured... 07/10 : A Cirrus SR-22 landed long and got a problem ;) (brake failure ?) http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6388890/image/59902012-crashed-cirrus-22 http://www.radiocourchevel.com/UserFiles/Image/avion%20crash.jpg 10/10 : DR-400 crash (at take-off). Crew of 2 was lost. http://alpes.france3.fr/info/courchevel-73--crash-d-un-avion-de-tourisme-65592197.html 03/11 : a belgian PA-32 landed with U/C up. http://www.ledauphine.com/savoie/2011/03/20/concentre-le-pilote-oublie-de-sortir-son-train-d-atterrissage Cheers AZ

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Thanks for the links and info! Amazing place to put an airport...