Video: Airplane Blast Blows Woman Head First Into Curb

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Airplane safety isn’t just restricted to passengers. If you doubt that, all you have to do is take one look at one poor woman was blown into a curb headfirst by a blast from a JetBlue plane.

In a video uploaded on April 6, several people are shown outside Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. It’s also famously situated next to Maho Beach, situated literally yards from the runway. Just a small fence separates tourists from the strip; according to Airnation, many try to get “up close and personal” in an attempt to “ride the jetblast,” like in this video with a Continental plane.

Though not much is known about the woman or her present-day condition, the video is a cautionary tale. Anyone who wants to “ride the jetblast” is probably better off sticking to the geeky ’90s version of it.

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Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.