Oleg Kolisnichenko and Yuliia Nos performed their acrobatics just metres away from a low flying plane on Maho Beach.
A few acrobatic have been criticized for performing a one-handed headstand inches away from a cargo plane on a beach notorious for low-flying fighter jets.
Artists Oleg Kolisnichenko, 36, and Yuliia Nos, 25, appears to be only a few meters away from the aircraft in the daring snap on Maho Beach, on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The duo, who perform together for three years, were keen to the souvenir snap that just have come to the end of a cruise.
But despite the impressive timing, the stunt was met with criticism than praise from social media users.
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“We are completely crazy acrobatics, and we want to have fun with the outside work,” said daredevil Nos, from Kiev, Ukraine.
“The beach is really dangerous, but exciting at the same time. A lot of people were taking photos on a plane above their heads, but we had an idea to make something cool,” she said.
“After a few attempts, we managed to carry it out as the plane arrived, but we had not expected it to be so large and so close to us.
“It is not touch my feet, but I felt so much air out of the plane and I lost my balance. It was so fun and exciting, but it was only after I realized how dangerous it was.”
“It is not touch my feet, but I felt so much air out of the plane and I lost my balance,” Nos allowed.
The well-timed snap, taken in the last month has been criticized by people on social media, not only because the stunt was dangerous for their own lives, but the lives of hundreds of others.
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One Instagram user wrote: “Very stupid. When the plane touches her foot she will actually never run. What a stupid move.”
“Never do that again,” said the other. “Please. Not only danger for your life, but also the hundreds of others.”
Another simply quipped, “Stupidity at its best.”
Every year thousands of tourists flock to Maho Beach to watch planes fly in and out of the Princess Juliana International Airport. The beach is exceptionally close to the runway, and directly under the flight path of aircraft pass just 30 metres above the ground.
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Last year, a 57-year-old New Zealand tourist died after being blown back and serious head injuries from a jet-blast. And despite the local authorities warn the public not to stand in the path of such a blast of departing planes — the fear of death and/or serious injury — many people still hold on to the fence separating the beach and the runway.