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Caution! Low-Flying Planes!

Posted June 19, 2007

I just realized that most of my headlines on this blog have exclamation marks.  I'm sorry!  I mean, I'm sorry.

Head down to St. Martin (St. Maarten, if you like) in the Caribbean, and go to the beach at the end of the runway at Princess Juliana International Airport.  It's a hip place for planespotting.  Airliners on approach to the airport pass about 30 feet to 60 feet over beachgoers' heads! 

Here's a great video of a KLM Boeing 747 landing.  Yikes!


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  • wolfdog777 Jun 20, 2007

    That was amazing. Can't believe we haven't heard of more incidents there.

  • GWALLY Jun 19, 2007

    coooool............better than a ride at the state fair !!!

  • .Milky Jun 19, 2007

    Phew! I haven't seen anything that close since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!

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