Being stopped at the traffic lights is an experience well known to all: red light, and other cars pass in front of us. Or trains, in some cases. But a plane? Yet a crossroads like this really exist, and it is in Europe, in Gibraltar .
Gibraltar has an extremely small area (about 6.4 square km) and the airport actually occupies a large part of it: it was so inevitable that a main road, leading from the English dependency to Spain, intersects the runway . Traffic is cut off when a plane lands or takes off.
This is a decidedly unusual scene, which certainly contributed to making Gibraltar airport in the top 10 of the most dangerous in the world, and to make it considered the most dangerous in Europe.