Woman killed by jet-engine blast at popular Caribbean tourist attraction

A tourist on the Caribbean island country of Sint Maarten was killed Wednesday after a blast from a jet that was taking off nearby knocked her into a retaining wall, police said.

The 57-year-old New Zealander had been standing at a fence that separates Maho Beach and a runway at Princess Juliana International Airport, police said. The area has become a popular, albeit dangerous, tourist attraction for those seeking to feel the powerful winds of an aircraft’s jet-engine revving for takeoff just yards away.

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