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Woman runs onto airport tarmac to flag down her missed plane in bizarre incident

Britt Jones

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Woman runs onto airport tarmac to flag down her missed plane in bizarre incident

Featured Image Credit: Channel Nine News

Being late to your flight is one thing that travellers all over the world dread, but how far would you go to catch it?

Well, one woman seemingly went too far after she was caught running out to hail the plane down at an airport.

At Canberra Airport in Australia, a woman was arrested after the bolted out onto the tarmac in a bid to flag down her plane as it was leaving the airport.

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The incident was caught on film by witnesses close to the incident, which shocked onlooker and probably the pilot too.

In the footage, the woman can be seen standing close to the QantasLink aircraft, with what appeared to be an attempt to get his attention.

However, when it seemed as though she couldn’t flag him down, she turned around and head back towards her terminal.

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One onlooker, Dennis Bilic, who managed to snap the event, told 9News: “People were a bit flat-footed, they didn’t seem to know what to do, that was the weird part.”

Bilic went on to say that those who were witnessing the incident were left wondering whether anyone would go out and stop her from hailing down the giant plane.

Another witness, Simon Hales went on to write a post on Facebook about the strange event.

He penned: “A lady who had missed her flight clearly thought she could still catch it … luckily the pilot was warned or spotted her and killed the engine.”

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Witnesses were shocked as they watched a woman flag down her plane. Credit: Denis Bilic
Witnesses were shocked as they watched a woman flag down her plane. Credit: Denis Bilic

According the Hales, the woman ‘pushed past the staff at the door, ran down onto the tarmac and ran up to the plane’.

A spokesperson for the AFP spoke to 9News and confirmed that the woman in question had been charged with entering an airside area without permission, as well as damaging property.

In a shocking twist, she was allegedly charged alongside these offences with the possession of a small quantity of cannabis.

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However, this incident is hardly surprising considering the number of alarming events recently with passengers and staff, including the viral video of a woman claiming that her seat buddy wasn’t a real person.

Or the recent incident of where a disabled passenger had to drag himself through his plane after accommodations weren’t made.

The woman was charged with unauthorised access and possession of cannabis. Credit: Denis Bilic
The woman was charged with unauthorised access and possession of cannabis. Credit: Denis Bilic

Though this story is a lot more dangerous, considering the proximity to the aircraft jets, which could turn anyone from solid matter to mush in an instant.

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It was a very lucky thing that the engine was killed as soon as she approached, otherwise it would be a different issue altogether.

Regardless of those incidents, the woman in question has yet to be identified.

Remember everyone, do not go out to the tarmac.

Topics: News, Australia, Social Media, Travel, Weird, World News

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