A woman on vacation in Sint Maarten was taking in the amazing view of SXM airport from Maho Beach when she was killed Wednesday after the jet blast from a departing flight threw her in to a concrete barrier.
Contrary to what you may have read about this accident, this beach is EXTREMELY safe if you use common sense and read the signs. There are warning signs everywhere telling you not to hold on to the fence. From the beach area I can’t imagine how you’d injure yourself. The woman shouldn’t have been on the other side of the road. It’s tragic. She was on vacation. Now she’s dead. Yes, it’s sad, it’s her own fault, and don’t let this stop you from visiting this awesome island! I’m reading comments from a lot of people saying this beach needs to be shut down. FAKE NEWS!
I went a couple years ago when KLM was still operating the Boeing 747 to the airport. Here’s my crappy GoPro video. Safe travels!