Plane ’50 feet’ from disaster during aborted landing


A plane carrying up to 189 holidaymakers came precariously close to missing the runway at one of the world’s most notorious airports last week, it has been alleged.
The Boeing 737 was flown by Canadian airline WestJet aborting its landing at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of St Maarten, which attracts scores of plane spotters due to its close proximity to Maho Beach.
A second successful approach made around 45 minutes after the initial attempt. WestJet claimed there was “nothing unusual” about the incident.
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