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Maho Beach cam out of service

Discussion in 'Airport News, Talk & Discussion' started by Exuma Guy, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Exuma Guy

    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hurricane-irma-severely-damaged-one-165015276.html


    Images from the island of St. Martin on Wednesday showed the level of devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
    Among the destruction due to the storm's 185 mph winds is the famed Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of the divided island, the country of St. Maarten.

    In the photos that have emerged from the island, the airport's terminal looks to be severely damaged, while at least one of its jet bridges has collapsed. The runway is also covered in sand and debris.

    The celebrity status of Princess Juliana International Airport, a major transit point for tourists visiting the region, comes from its runway's proximity to Maho Beach, allowing tourists close-up views of airliners skimming overhead to land and the feeling of the jet blast of aircraft taking off.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Helicopter video. We won't be going there anytime soon. :(
    http://www.avgeekery.com/reports-world-famous-st-martin-airport-damaged-by-hurricane-irma/
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Wow. Those pictures really show the devastation at the airport. That is going to take awhile to restore everything.
     
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