Caribbean B738 at Sint Maarten on Jul 12th 2017, jet blast blows woman over
Last Update: July 13, 2017 / 21:27:34 GMT/Zulu time
9Y-TAB unaware of the accident departed without further incident and landed safely in Port of Spain.
Sint Maarten police reported they received emergency calls for Maho Beach shortly after 6pm. Arriving emergency services found the lifeless body of a woman, other people attempting to provide first aid. Emergency services resuscitated he woman and took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead however.
The family told NZ Media that they were watching a Boeing 737 departing for Trinidad. They knew about the risk, observed the warning signs along the fence indicating the dangers of the jet blast and regret, that the risk turned out the worst possible way.
Maho Beach, just ahead of the runway 10 threshold with the waterline about 50 meters from the threshold, is a tourist attraction to watch aircraft landing and departing as well as experience the jet blast of departing aircraft.
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