57 year old women dies off the Jet blast from an airliner departing St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport at the Caribbean beach.
St.Maho beach is internationally famed for its views of airliners on approach, that attract plane spotters and thrill seeking tourist to experience jet blast.
A 57-year old woman, a tourist from New Zealand, who was one of several people standing close to the fence that separates the runway from a narrow road and Maho Beach.
The force of the blast tossed her to the ground and she hit her head. In a video posted on YouTube, paramedics are seen trying to revive her, but she died after being taken to a local medical center.
According to the posting on Facebook, the Flight would have been a Boeing 737 departing for Trinidad, but later it was reported the plane was an A 320
Even though several large signs that read in English and French, ““Do not stand. Danger. Jet Blast.”, people seems to ignore the signs.