Incredible Photos Of The World's Scariest Airport Landing Path

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When landing in St. Maarten, on the Caribbean island’s Dutch side at Princess Juliana Airport, a certain strip of beach is visible out the plane window.Of course, it’s not just a simple view–planes essentially land on top of beach goers on Maho Beach in order to land safely.

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If you’ve ever done the landing, it’s quite jarring.

Out the window, you can essentially see every detail of the semi-worried sunbathers below, right down to whether a bathing suit has polka dots or not.

It’s all very “Wayne’s World”, like when Wayne and Garth park their car near an airport runway to watch the underbelly of an aeroplane land. Except in this case, it’s innocent beach goers.

The beach has gained notoriety for its nearness to the airport and is, it seems, consistently flooded with tourists who want to catch a close-up glimpse of a plane. Note to self: It’s REALLY loud.

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This post originally appeared at AOL Travel.

BONUS: Here's a video of a plane landing over Maho Beach

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