A New Zealand woman has died after she was knocked over by the blast from a jetliner taking off at a seaside airport in the Dutch Caribbean territory of St Maarten, officials said on Thursday. Local authorities say dozens of people have been injured in recent years by the jet blasts, but this is the first time someone has died. The woman was holding on to a fence near the runway to experience the strength of the blast from a plane when she was knocked over and hit her head on the concrete.

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