Jet blast: tourist in hospital (St. Maarten Airport (SXM/TNCM)

POSTED: 07/22/15 11:18 PM

kerosenebeachSt. Maarten – A female cruise tourist sustained serious injuries in the blast zone behind the runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM/TNCM) on Monday afternoon. When a commercial plane took off, it blew the woman’s hat from her head. When she turned around to retrieve it, she collided with the right headlamp of an oncoming taxi.

The woman, a passenger aboard the Liberty of the Seas, sustained injuries to her collarbone and she had several cuts to her head. Due to the severity of her injuries, doctors kept her hospitalized. Several family members stayed behind with her, while others continue their trip on the cruise vessel.

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