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Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills

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A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory 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 beach.

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.

Submitted on 07/13/2017

Submitted by: Deb Feli
Reference: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40591757

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Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
I've heard of this beach and seen some of the videos, and I don't think we have any recent submissions about this. Given the prominent warning signs, etc. I'm more than willing to accept this. Thanks, Deb!


Candi said:
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If the signs say to stay back, stay back!


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