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Spectacular Instagram Snaps of Planes Landing at Maho Beach

Maho Beach on St. Martin is probably the most famous beach in the entire Caribbean. It’s a great place to snap some truly spectacular photos. Here are just a few of the more recent photos visitors to Maho Beach have uploaded to Instagram.

Soooo happy!!! #mahobeach #ididit

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Maho Beach is located at the end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport (SMX), the main airport on the island.

Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is located close to the beach. At only 2180 meters, the runway at SXM is one of the shortest in the Caribbean able to accommodate long haul jets.

#mahobeach#airport #st marteen#caribbean

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Aircraft end up flying right over the heads of eager tourists, who come to capture the impressive sight on camera.. and upload to Instagram of course!

The aircraft often appear as though they will land right on the beach itself.

#saintmartin #mahobeach #airfrance #airport #vacation #vacaciones #caribbean #beach #airplane #fun

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The apparent danger is an optical illusion.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSxS6-GjQ-S/

The planes touch down several hundred yards from the beach. The road and a security fence separate tourists from the landing jets.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BStsM2NAMMF/

Taking a selfie with approaching planes at Maho Beach have become a must-do for tourists on St. Martin.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSs9u5bgFNK/

If you want to check out more Instagram snapshots and videos of landing planes, be sure to follow the hashtags #MahoBeach#crazylandingand #sxm.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSpuvWchAYU/

Featured image by Flickr user Mitchell Weinstock. Image license (as of April, 14 2017): Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)