File Footage of Jet Blast at St Maarten's Maho Beach Blowing People Away

Storyful Published July 13, 2017 601 Plays

Rumble A jet blast blew people away at Maho Beach, St. Maarten, on January 20, 2014. The KLM Jumbo was departing to Amsterdam, according to reports. This video shows the moment the jet blast swept into onlookers. This video was posted to YouTube after a tourist was killed in Maho Beach, St. Maarten, by a jet blast on July 13. A number of reports have made reference to Maho Beach airport’s notorious reputation for being dangerous. Some tourists go to Maho Beach specifically for the purpose of experiencing the blasts. The tourist who was killed is said to be a 57-year-old New Zealander who had sustained head injuries as she was watching the planes land at the airport. She was taken to a hospital, where she died, according to the NL Times. Credit: Kai A. Hortmann via Storyful