Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is famous for commercial jets that come in for landings just feet above the beach.
Takeoffs usually take place in the opposite direction, away from the beach and toward the mountains, Jalopnik noted, but one guy with a video camera documented the rarer event as an MD-80 raced toward him down the runway —
— and flew past him just feet above his head.
"That was worth losing my hat over," the thrilled videographer said as the jet flew out to sea.
Check it out. (Content warning: He drops what sounds like an F-bomb well after the plane is past him):
This story has been updated.
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