Jet engine blast blows woman into wall
A woman was blown off her feet after she deliberately stood in the jet wash of a plane taking off at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
The woman was on Maho Beach, which is situated right next to the airport, when she deliberately stood in the turbulence that formed behind an aircraft as it was getting ready to take off.
She can be seen trying to hold on to the airport fence as the blast strenthens but she loses her grip and is blown backwards into a concrete wall.
Footage shows beach-goers running to her aid.
The runway at Saint Martin's Princess Juliana International Airport is one of the shortest in the world at only 7000ft (2,180m). Planes to the island have to take off and land as close as possible to the beginning and end of the track, which is beside a public beach.
The woman appears to have ignored signs on the beach warning that jet blasts from the planes can cause injury or even death.