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31st May 2009, 06:11
This "Friend" here probably not...:ugh:

Cómo NO aterrizar un avión en el pequeño aeropuerto Gustaf III | Avión Microsiervos (http://avion.microsiervos.com/videos/como-aterrizar-gustaf-iii.html)
crash SBH on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/4875559)


Michael Birbeck
31st May 2009, 07:44
As one of the commentators said "El accidente no tiene excusa."

There is obviously high gound on finals and that may have resulted in this misjudgement. It was clear that he wasn't going to make it and should have gone around (unless there are other factors that we are not aware of).

Anyone here flown onto this realmente corta pista?

Beautiful looking island but what a shame to crash a plane like that.

From wikipedia


Saint Barth has a small airport known as Gustaf III Airport (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/Gustaf_III_Airport) (IATA (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Air_Transport_Association_airport_code): SBH, ICAO (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization_airport_code): TFFJ) that is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers, such as the Twin Otter (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-6_Twin_Otter), a common sight around Saint Barth and throughout the northern West Indies (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/West_Indies). The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending directly on the beach at St Jean (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/St_Jean). The arrival descent is over the hilltop traffic circle and departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers on St. Jean Beach (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). Due to the close proximity of arriving and departing planes, either location is ideal for viewing by aircraft enthusiasts.
The nearest commercial jet airport is on the neighboring island of Sint Maarten (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/Sint_Maarten). The current mayor's airline, called St Barth Commuter (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/St_Barth_Commuter), offers non-prohibitive cost one-way/round trip travel between St. Barth and both of St. Martin's airports: Princess Juliana International Airport (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/Princess_Juliana_International_Airport) (IATA (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Air_Transport_Association_airport_code): SXM, ICAO (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization_airport_code): TNCM) and the smaller L'Espérance Airport (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/L%27Esp%C3%A9rance_Airport) (IATA (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Air_Transport_Association_airport_code): SFG, ICAO (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization_airport_code): TFFG). WinAir (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/WinAir) also services SBH, usually originating in St. Martin (SXM). There are also charters to St. Barth from San Juan, Puerto Rico, available through Tradewind Aviation (http://www.pprune.org/wiki/Tradewind_Aviation).

Love the bit about the sunbathers - good advice. ;)

31st May 2009, 07:51
Already here,



31st May 2009, 09:24

Landing on Rwy 10 is not the easiest on the planet. The link above only demonstrates a bit of the challenge.

31st May 2009, 19:36
St Barth !
Private plane on the sand at St. Jean - St Barts The Insiders Guide To St Barthelemy - Powered by FusionBB (http://www.sbhonline.com/St-Barts-bb/showtopic.php?tid/17490/)

31st May 2009, 19:48
From the French AIS :