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This shot was taken from the Sunset Beach Bar overlooking Maho Beach in Dutch St. Maarten. The Continental Airlines jet was landing at Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten, DWI. It is a daily routine for visitors to St Martin/Maarten to stand on the beach and get sand blasted by jet blast.
The airport is famous for its short landing strip — only 2,180 metres/7,152 ft,[6] which is barely enough for heavy jets. Because of this, the planes approach the island flying extremely low, right over Maho Beach. Countless photos of large jets flying at 10--20 m/30-60 ft over relaxing tourists at the beach have been dismissed as photoshopped many times, but are nevertheless real. For this reason as well it has become a favorite for planespotters. See workshop for the warning sign!

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