UPDATE – April 10, 2012:
The St Maarten Island Time reported that the girl in the video was taken to the hospital right after the incident with a deep cut to her forehead. We do not know her name or current condition.
A young woman suffered an unknown head injury when she was blown in to the air by the jetblast of an airliner taking off from the famed Princess Juliana Airport on the island of St. Maarten.
Princess Juliana is famous for tourists getting ‘up close and personal’ with jetliners that land right over Maho Beach, where the sand is literally yards away from the beginning of the runway.
Some thrill seekers also grab the fence that separates the beach from the runway and hold on while jets hit the thrust and takeoff. The resulting ‘jetblast’ can literally blow you off your feet if you’re not strong enough to hold on.
The video is dated April 4th, but we cannot confirm. We also do not know the woman’s condition, but if anyone has any information on her condition, please comment below…
Image: Flickr [puroticorico]
*Sigh* Why must people forget to put their brain on…..?? We obviously hope she’s ok.
Sites That Link to this Post
- Video: Airplane's Jetblast Blows Woman Headfirst into Curb | NewsFeed | TIME.com | April 9, 2012
- St. Maarten Airport Looking to Stop Thrill-Seekers at Maho Beach | April 13, 2012
- KLM 747 In-Cabin Takeoff at St. Maarten [VIDEO] | April 16, 2012