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Kiwi woman killed watching plane take off on Caribbean island

A New Zealand woman, who died after being hit by the blast of a plane to St Maarten in the Caribbean came to the island in a private boat.

The 57-year-old tourist died after being seriously injured when he was snatched by the departure of a Boeing 737 from 18 pm Wednesday (local time), police St Maarten reported, adding that she was one of many people who Were on the airport fence you see the takeoff.

The woman stood on the airport fence, watched the takeoff before being killed.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that the High Commissioner of New Zealand in Barbados was in contact with the relatives of the woman’s parents and was providing consular assistance.

The Tourism Director of St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, Rolando Brison said that he had talked with members of the woman’s family to the hospital.

“They are obviously very distressed,” Brison said.

Police said the proximity of the airstrip at Princess Juliana International Airport on Maho Beach was an attraction for tourists from around the world.

“Many tourists come to the island to experience the thrill of approaching landing (sic) aircraft flying over their heads and clinging to the airport closure and getting in the way of a large plane.

The fence at the end of the track is on the ground, and there are some low walls between it and the beach.

The fence at the end of the track is on the ground, and there are some low walls between it and the beach.

Brison said the family of the dead woman knew the danger. “They’re sorry, that’s unfortunate. They knew the danger, they just did not think it would end.”

Family members were assisted, including transportation to the funeral home, as they arrived on the island on a personal boat. It was confirmed that they were from New Zealand, Brison said.

The tourist office has sent their condolences to the family.

The police statement said the woman who died was one of the many people who were at the airport shutdown during the takeoff of a large plane

When the paramedics arrived on the scene, the woman “does not respond very well.” Local media reports said he hit his head on the concrete.

Police said the woman was transferred to San Martin Medical Center, but died shortly after her injuries.

Airport and other local authorities have taken all necessary measures such as the appearance of signs to warn the public not to oppose the explosion of the plane because of the danger, police said.

“The police daily watches over the area during difficult times to warn people to stay away from the area of ​​the aircraft to take off.”

Brison said other measures were discussed “to ensure that this isolated incident remains the only one of its kind on the island.”

The end of the airport runway is separated from the Maho beach by a two-lane road. Many songs on YouTube show people standing on a wire mesh fence between the end of the track and the road.

There is also a small, apparently concrete wall between the lanes on the road and another wall where the road meets the beach.