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Gustaf III Airport StBarthCommuter.com - Gustaf III Airport, St Jean (SBH) , also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport or St. Jean Airport ( ), is a public use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemymarker. Both the airport and the island's main town of Gustaviamarker are named for King Gustav III of Sweden, under whom Sweden obtained the island from Francemarker in 1785 (it was sold back to France in 1878).

The airport is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers, such as the Twin Otter, a common sight around Saint Barth and throughout the northern West Indiesmarker. The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending directly on the beach. The arrival descent is extremely steep over the hilltop traffic circle and departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). The airport is located in the island's second-largest town, St. Jean.

Even though the airport has a huge reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the world, there have been very few accidents there, the most recent on May 23, 2009 when a Piper Aztec ran out of runway on landing and crashed at the departure end of Runway 10. There were no injuries.

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References

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