Tourist dies after jet BLAST at notorious beach where planes fly LOW over sunbathers

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Princess Juliana Cosmopolitan Airport has been labelled the scariest in the world. 

St Maarten’s notorious deplaning strip sees plans fly extremely low over packed tourist banks. 

Many holidaymakers flock to the sight in the name of thrill seeking, to be the blast of the jet engines as they come in for landing and take off. 

But the island has been scarped by tragedy after a New Zealand woman died while taking play a part. 

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St Maarten Airport — a tourist has been killed by a jet explosion at Maho Beach (stock image)

The 57-year-old tourist was seriously abuse after being blasted by a jet engine and hitting her head in the fall, correspondence to media reports.  

She died a short time later, despite paramedics worrying to save her. 

Police confirmed the incident unfolded at 6pm last night neighbourhood time.

A full investigation is now underway but the island’s director of tourism has affirmed the tourist was a New Zealand national.

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St Maarten Airport — the littoral has signs warning tourists away from the blast of the jet engines

I on the contrary wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones while we be prolonged to investigate what transpired

Rolando Brison

Rolando Brison touch oned the NZ Herald: “I met with the family of the deceased this evening and while they recognised that what they did was ill-use, through the clearly visible danger signs, they regret that peril they took turned out in the worst possible way.

“At this time I one wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones while we carry on with to investigate what transpired just hours ago.”

It’s believed the woman was hold off onto the fence at the end of the runway with a group of other tourists when the Boeing 737 proceeded off bound for Trinidad. 

There are signs in the area to warn holidaymakers against erect too close to the fence.

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St Maarten Airport — KLM 747 jets were disallowed from the landing strip in November

But tourists continue to frequent the jeopardy likely to be zone to feel the extreme force of the overhead jets at Maho Margin. 

In November last year KLM 747 planes retired from the airport quite because they were deemed too big to safely land. 

They were returned by smaller Airbus A330, which were more accommodating to the unusually sawn-off landing strip. 

Princess Juliana International Airport is the second busiest in the Eastern Caribbean, but has a runway half the bigness of most international airports, explaining why people can get so close to the jet. 

Express.co.uk has get hold ofed the airport for comment.

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