Woman Arrested After Running Onto Tarmac to Catch Missed Flight

The incident took place Wednesday at Canberra Airport in Australia’s Majura district.

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An Australian woman was arrested this week after running onto the tarmac of a local airport in an attempt to prevent a plane from departing without her.

Local outlet 9News reported that the incident took place on Wednesday night at Canberra Airport in Australia’s Majura district. As seen in the below footage, the woman walked right up to the QantasLink aircraft as it was set to take off and tried to flag down the pilot. A security alarm can be heard in the video as the woman headed back toward the terminal.

As reported by Business Insider, the woman has been charged with entering an airside area or security zone without permission and damaging property, as well as possession of a small quantity of marijuana.

An woman who apparently missed her flight tried to catch it by running after the QantasLink Embraer E190AR plane (VH-XVO) on the tarmac.

The strange incident was captured at Canberra Airport (CBR) on Nov 01, 2023. On chase, woman started waving at the pilot.

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"People were a bit flat-footed, they didn't seem to know what to do, that was the weird part," a witness told 9News. "We were thinking) 'Is anyone gonna stop her?'" 

Another bystander said: "She's trying to yell at the pilot, she's trying to get his attention and jump up, it was bizarre."

Flights were delayed 10 minutes as a result of the bizarre debacle. Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Police announced it would share more details relating to the matter "at an appropriate time."

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