Jetblast kills tourist at St. Maarten

A woman has been killed at St. Maarten (that tropical part of the Netherlands) after experiencing the so-called ‘jetblast’ of a commercial airliner. She was standing there, probably with many other people, at Maho beach – getting close to the runway of the Princess Juliana airport. 

She was standing there, probably with many other people, at Maho beach – getting close to the runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport. When a plane was departing she was blasted by the expulsion of the jet engines and flew into the air and hit her head against a concrete block. She reportedly is a 57 year old woman from New Zealand. 

She isn’t the first one to get hurt, but she is the first fatal casualty of this ‘tourist-attraction’. In 2000 another tourist got blasted and hurt and sued consequentially because the signs warning you for it ‘weren’t enough’.

Well, judge for yourself, here’s some footage from 2012 and other perilous moments: 

Abuzer Van Leeuwen
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