How would you go on vacation to a beach that constantly pass aircraft a few feet from your head? Since it appears that it is a plan quite appealing to many people who decide to go to the beach Maho, a small segment of coastline of the caribbean island of St. Martin.
What is certain is that to see how they land the aircraft a few meters of your umbrella is one of the attractions most valued by tourists and one of the reasons why the beach Maho has garnered international acclaim. Unfortunately, this dangerous attraction has claimed the life of a woman.
Despite how crazy that seems, this behavior, these images only portray a typical day in the Beach Maho.
Only 10 metres from the sand of the beach, the barbed wire fence that demarcates the property of the Princess Juliana International Airport. The start of the runway is only 25 metres from the fence.
The most daring’t have enough with see how to land a constant stream of aircraft while taking the sun. For the most courageous, the most exciting of the beach is to be able to hang on to the fence of the aerodrome and confront the force of the turbines of the aircraft when they begin the take-off.
Although it is not prohibited behavior is strongly discouraged by the authorities of San Martín. In fact, around the entire perimeter of the airport that gives the beach you can see many posters that warn of the danger of being behind the blast of the reactors.
Up to now, this strange hobby he had already caused several accidents which had occurred several wounded. Unfortunately, just a few days ago the beach of Maho already has its first victim.
The victim is a tourist, new zealand’s 57-year-old who joined the group of people who decided to hang on to the fence. Unfortunately, the strength failed him, and he could not remain subject to the fence.
When the plane he was watching (a Boeing 737 operated by the company Caribbean Airlines) launched the turbines, the blow of air made it come out a farewell, literally flying, banging your head against the today of concrete that delimits the beginning of the beach.
Despite being transferred to a hospital after the accident, the woman was not able to overcome the blow and lost his life a few hours later.
In the following video you can see a closer view of the curious way to have fun that have bathers from the beach of Maho:
According to The New Zealand Herald, the director of the airport, Rolando Brison, informed personally of the event to the family of the victim, whose identity has not been released. “They recognized that what he did was wrong and regret the risk you took just the worst possible way,” he explained.
This tragic accident serves as a reminder for those tourists that flock to this beach with the sole intention of experiencing the slipstream of the aircraft in their meat, which has proven to be extremely dangerous as it is already warned the authorities.