The 57-year-old tourist was blown away in Sint Maarten and seriously injured, dying a short time later, report a handful of media outlets.
Several people were apparently holding on to the airport fence by the Princess Juliana International Airport.
The director of tourism for the island of St Maarten, Rolando Brison, told the NZ Herald he had spoken to the family of the woman.
“Yes, the family did confirm that [she was a New Zealander] to me,” he said. “And we’re so sad to hear that.”
Brison passed on his condolences to the family for their loss when he met with them shortly after the accident occurred.
“I met with the family of the deceased this evening and while they recognised that what they did was wrong, through the clearly visible danger signs, they regret that risk they took turned out in the worst possible way.
“At this time I only wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones while we continue to investigate what transpired just hours ago.”