Everyone probably knows about the famous and crazy low landings at St. Maarten (SXM) Airport.
(Image by Fred BOUREAU)
Typically, landings and takeoff occur on Runway 10. However, aircraft will sometimes takeoff from Runway 28 heading towards Maho Beach. When aircraft takeoff from Runway 28, they’ll normally have sufficient runway left after it rotates.
Aeronews just posted some pictures of an World Atlantic Airlines MD-83 that departed St. Maarten yesterday on March 28. The takeoff from the runway was pretty late, to say the least.
Image credits to @AeronewsGlobal and Paul Ellinger.
Those four people on the beach probably had a fun time.