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    Jet blast kills tourist in St Martin

    Maho beach. Part of the St Martin experience.

    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground.

    The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the sea.

    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.
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    You can't be a bully if you didn't throw the first punch

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    Darwinism at its finest

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    I saw that last night. I have to admit that I've been there and done that... I'm sorry to hear of the lady who died. That's really sad. Maho Beach is amazing. Both of my boys loved it. The Sunset Bar & Grill is great too. They broadcast the ATC frequency so everyone knows when planes are on approach. They also post the schedule on a surfboard. These are pictures I took when I was there.
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    You buys your ticket , you take your chances.

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    All she had to do was hold on a little tighter. Sad, but not unexpected that this stuff happens. Lawsuit pending????
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    Lawsuit pending????
    Nope. She knew the ricks. There are signs everywhere. Not that they're needed.
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    Technically the jet blast didn't kill her. Her melon striking the ground is what did her in. Just like people being killed in the knockout game. Decades ago Ray Mancini's opponent Duk Koo Kim died after a fight. It wasn't a punch that took him out but when he fell over backwards and hit his head causing brain swelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    I saw that last night. I have to admit that I've been there and done that... I'm sorry to hear of the lady who died. That's really sad. Maho Beach is amazing. Both of my boys loved it. The Sunset Bar & Grill is great too. They broadcast the ATC frequency so everyone knows when planes are on approach. They also post the schedule on a surfboard. These are pictures I took when I was there.
    Nope, that would be a little to close for comfort in my opinion. Not too mention the noise on take off's and landings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmygdaughters View Post
    Nope, that would be a little to close for comfort in my opinion. Not too mention the noise on take off's and landings.
    I'm also curious whether anyone has checked the carbon monoxide blood levels of the fence hangers.
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    Why not install some jet blast deflectors?

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