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747 to Beachcombers: Outta My Way, Bitch
Speaking of scary airports, the approach that airplanes make into St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport is famous. Planes as large as a 747 jet fly extremely low on approach, nearly clipping Maho Beach in the process. You may recognize the scene above from a "fake" image sent to you by a friend, but the photo and the video are 100% real. We posted a different clip a while back, but this one's even better, mostly because of the cameraman, who really adds to the effect by asking his fellow planespotters for their "last requests."
Though the airport is in the second phase of a significant renovation, news out of the island doesn't indicate that the close call arrival for jets has changed much.
Have you been to St. Maarten recently? Let us know what the approach is like nowadays (by email or in the comments).
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