WestJet Flight 2652, a Boeing 737-800 with 164 souls on board, came within 40 ft. of crashing into the Caribbean at 1534:12 on March 7, 2017, about 0.3 nm short of Runway 10 at Princess Juliana International Airport (TNCM) on St. Maarten. The scheduled IFR flight had departed from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) about 4.5 hr. earlier. The flight release package issued to the crew before departure included forecasted conditions at TNCM calling for wind from 070 deg. at ...


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