The Couldn`t Build The Airport More Inland? [Pic]

Submitted by: littlemissqt 4 years ago in

Just a mile further inland--that would have made all the difference in the world.
There are 24 comments:
Male 411
why are they landing commercial airliners on it then? boats become extinct?
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Male 543
this photo / video has been on every website since the internet began. Typical IAB
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Male 3
I`ve seen so many photos from this beach. The island is St. Martin, and there isn`t an extra mile of land to share. Learn your facts before posting such stupidity
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Male 2,521
The question is, do these people really need to be on the beach HERE?
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Male 34
@Jakk88, Hong Kong also has a higher volume of air traffic and it`s $23 Billion dollar island was necessary to handle the 20 million passengers that pass through this airport yearly. St. Maarten passenger traffic is nowhere near that amount and building or extending the island would not be necessary unless there is a significant safety issue. <3
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Male 17,512
"Nope, they couldn`t. The island`s the length of the runway..."

Not exactly the length of the island, but it was about the only level land, long enough, that they could put and it has a volcano mountain in the middle of it.

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Male 72
what`s with all the spelling msitakes?
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Male 1,558
Got my own movie. It a lovely beach
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Male 37,865
I look at the Bing Maps: the other end of the runway is also directly on the water!

idk how to bring the map here, try: 18.0667 -63.0667 and look for "Simson Bay Village" to the south west...
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Male 12,138
[quote] The Couldn`t Build The Airport More Inland? [Pic][/quote]
Nope, they couldn`t. The island`s the length of the runway...
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Male 15,510
Whole 9 minutes showing take off and landings on that Airport here
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Male 181
The people in the aircraft and on the land both pooting themselves. Beauty in motion.
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Male 72
if i had an internet for every time i saw this picture there would be none left
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Male 2,578
Please let natural selection happen.
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Male 3,612
if you haven`t seen this pic in the last 20yrs
wecome to the internet
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Male 670
Serious faceplant at this airport: girl faceplants
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Male 45
@yohouseofren Hong Kong didn`t have enough space. So the built it it`s own freaking island.
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Male 86
@indisguise: yep, its St. Maarten Airport, Maho Beach. Jet blast here.
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Male 697
a mile further inland is the sea on the other side
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Male 34
Easy, there was no room to move it a mile inland since it`s on a freaking island.
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Female 267
Isn`t this the same place where we`ve seen people being blown back from the fence by jets?
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Male 687
in other news...that beach is full of poo
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Male 37,865
Lolz! Nope! It is where it is for a good reason.
And the tourists LOVE it!
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Female 1,338
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