Jet Blast From Plane Kills a Tourist At Caribbean Airport

Sunset Beach, St Maarten

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I have ALWAYS wanted to do this. But, maybe not any more.

There's a spot on Maho Beach in St. Maarten where planes are landing so close you can piratically touch them! It's been on my bucket list for years now. So, I was pretty horrified to read this story this morning. 

The woman who has passed away was a New Zealand tourist.

The 57-year-old woman was knocked into a wall as she tried to cling to a fence to feel the blast from a Boeing 737 that took off on Wednesday, police spokesman Ricardo Henson said by phone. Tourists regularly ignore multiple warning signs to not stand by the fences surrounding the runway at the Princess Juliana International Airport, Henson explained, which is less than 200 feet (60 meters) from the beach in the tiny territory

"Many people come just for the thrill of this attraction, and unfortunately this time someone lost their life," Henson said.

Sunset Beach, St Maarten

Photo: Getty

 
 
 
 

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