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St Maarten Jet Blast Kills A Tourist On Beach

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| July 13 , 2017 , 16:53 IST

St Maarten is a country in the Caribbean where a woman has died after being blown away from the engine of a passenger plane. The police have reported that the woman was watching the plane take off at the Princess Juliana Airport on the island of the Caribbean when the incident took place.

As the Boeing 737-800 fired up its engines, a 57-year-old woman from New Zealand was blown away by the force of the winds, causing her head to smash into concrete. The woman was critically injured and rushed to St Maarten Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, local police said.

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The airport in St Maarten is considered to be one of the most dangerous airports in the world as it because of the location of its runway with a public beach at one end, and a mountain at the other.

There are warnings in place around the airport urging people not to stand in the path of jet blasts in order to avoid serious injuries, and police patrol the area during busy hours to warn people away.

The incident that took place on Wednesday is believed to be the first time that someone has been killed as a result of the jet blast at the airport.