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Plane prepares for lift off - now watch the tourists sunbathing on the beach

Plane prepares for lift off - now watch the tourists sunbathing on the beach

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That aircrafts are powerful vessels, we already know. But just how much power they actually possess is something this video clearly reveals.

Have a watch below.

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The small Carribean island of St. Marteen is already well-known for its Princess Juliana International Airport which features a runway directly on the beach.  

Tourists on the small Maho beach strip are therefore at very close proximity to planes taking on - and off the airport.

This leads to some pretty extraordinary experience - albeit also somewhat disconcerting.

In the clip below, we witness a Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet preparing for takeoff, while curious sunbathers on Maho beach stand to watch. 

But as the aircraft's engines begin to take real force, the sunbathers are in for a surprise- one they'll surely never forget.

All I can say is I'm glad no one was injured, and that there was water nearby for the bathers to practically fly into! 

Have a watch for yourself below; note that it takes about a minute before those engines really roar.

Share this with your friends if this also blew you away - no pun intended!

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