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VIDEO: Incredible landing of 747 on small tropical island

This is Saint Martin, also known as Sint Maarten, a French and Dutch island in the Caribbean.

So it’s a windy, cloudy, day in your tropical paradise…so what do you do with your day?  How about going to the local beach…which is at the end of the short length main runway at Princess Juliana International Airport… and being closer than you ever have before to a 747 landing above you! 

The airport is positioned between a large hill and a beach and makes for some spectacular approaches.

Aviation photographers flock to the airport to capture pictures of large jets just a few metres above sunbathers (or on this day simply onlookers) on Maho Beach.

Due to its location the airport suffers from heavy fog during the hurricane season.

See Wikipedia for more information on this island resort.



Dale Small on 10/03/2010 2:58am

The landings are impressive, however the take-offs literally will blow you away!
Have a look at a few of the YT videos lol.

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