Saint Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport has long been famous for people getting up close and personal with large aircraft landing at the airport.

A 57-year-old woman vacationing in the Caribbean island of Saint Martin was killed after a blast from a nearby jet knocked her to the ground.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at Maho Beach — a popular tourist destination in Sint Maarten (the Dutch side of Saint Martin) — which is famous for its proximity to the Princess Juliana International Airport.

Officials say the woman had been holding onto a fence that separates the beach from the airport when winds generated by the jet’s engines blasted her back.”  – Fox News

Featured image By Lawrence Lansing (Own work: [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons