Slow-Motion Video of a Low-Flying Commercial Airliner Landing Mere Feet Away From a Crowded Beach

A video posted by Paul Luning (@pluning) on

Travel writer Paul Luning captured slow-motion video of an extremely low-flying commercial airliner as it landed feet away from amazed spectators on the crowded Maho Beach on the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. The beach has become a popular destination for plane spotters due to a short runway, which requires planes to touch down as early as possible.

Flying frequently tends to make one either bitter or obsessed with aviation. I fall into the latter category. Visiting Maho Beach in Saint Marteen was always on my bucket list. It’s as crazy as it looks–planes landing just feet from a public beach.

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Brian Heater
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