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Is This the Most Terrifying Airplane Runway in the World?


People line up to watch airplanes land and take-off at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten. In fact, you could even call it a tourist attraction. It makes sense, considering the runway is considering one of the scariest in the world. For good reason: there’s only 7,152 feet of runway before hitting the Caribbean waters. That being said, catching a Boeing 747 or Airbus 340 barely skimming the airport fence and landing in the area is quite a scene-especially to the swimsuit-clad beachgoers staring at the belly of an airplane as it passes by.

Want to see it for yourself? Check it out below:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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