27th September 09:55 AM
Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman
By Semi Turaga
Friday 14/07/2017
The woman was knocked over by the blast of a plane taking off: this file photo shows a plane arriving at Sint Maarten

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.

Source: BBC

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