CVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5450 times:
Sorry I don't know how to post the hyper links! -These two pics are a month apart and were taken at almost the same angle, It appears that the beach at the approach end of the runway is no longer there? However the new beach line looks man made, if so why, or could it be due to all storms down in that Atlantic and GOM?
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/668636/M/ <--- Beach
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/670643/M/ <--- No Beach
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5432 times:
This seem to be a bit typical for the whole island. Beaches disappear and come back. I remember another beach "Baie Longue"-Long Bay. It was "away" quite a long time after - maybe after another storm - sand was back and the beach was beautiful again. So maybe this is the same that sometimes happens to Maho.
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4903 times:
as mentchioed the beach comes and goes. The most cause of destructions of the beach are storms, this recent photo probaly was from one of the many hurricanes.
My friend was there about two years ago I believe during a hurricane and said that the beach had disappeared and two days later it was back, he also said the AN-124 came into SXM for supplies on the island. Does anyone have any info of a AN-124 in SXM?? Thanks