Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,712,552 members, 6,407,824 topics. Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 at 05:31 PM

Sint Maarten Jet Plane Crash Kills New Zealand Woman - Travel - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Travel / Sint Maarten Jet Plane Crash Kills New Zealand Woman (260 Views)

Breaking News: Jet Plane Derailed In Abuja Airport / South Sudan Plane Crash Kills 17 People (Photo) / 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply)

Sint Maarten Jet Plane Crash Kills New Zealand Woman by okoyeodira: 11:18am On Sep 21, 2017
a new zealand woman has died on the caribbean territory of sint maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground.
the incident happened at the famous juliana international airport,which is just metres from the beach.
beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off.
police said the 57-year old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards,causing serious injury.
she was taken to hospital for treatment,but died later.



danger signs
the particular stretch of beach on the dutch territory is popular with tourists,partly because the planes fly extremely low over the sand before landing.
the beginning of the runway is just 50m [160ft] from the fence on maho beach,and about the same distance to the waterline.




what is a jet engine air blast like?
there are prominent warning signs in the area instructing beachgoers not to stand near the fence because of the dangerous air blasts.
despite the danger,a number of videos circulating online show tourists clinging to the fence to prevent being swept away-and in some cases,almost being lifted off the ground.

(1) (Reply)

Air France Pilots, Stewards Embark On Strike, Demand Pay / My Fun Experience Going For Excursion At Awolowo Resort / Important Traffic Alert Due To All Progressives Congress (APC) State Convention

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 35
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.