Princess Juliana International Airport, Maho Beach, St. Maarten – it’s an ordinary day in this holiday place – maybe a hot summer day – where everything goes on like everywhere else, until something happens … and not just once.
Do you know this place? St. Maarten is an island country in the Caribbean. A constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. (Source: Wikipedia)
With over 50 unique dive locations, teaming with colour and life, this place is a wonderful holiday destination for windsurfers, snorkelers, sun worshippers and serious divers. In other words: a beautiful place where you can book your amazing vacation and have an unforgettable experience.
But there is something else happening – maybe every day – in St. Maarten island and the vision is shocking and almost unbelievable. On this video you will discover what happens when an airport is so close to an urban zone that the aeroplane is literally few metres above the tourists’ head, during takeoff and landing.
People on this video are just enjoying relaxing and playful moments on the beach, when a KLM aeroplane is ready to take off and becomes the source of an extreme wind that hits all the people and causes a kind of little sand storm.
Would you feel excited or scary if you were there? Have you ever experienced something like that?