If you miss your flight, it can be costly. Those who have the resources and time may want to change their plans and wait. Some may consider using another mode of transportation to get to their destination. A woman from Canberra, Australia, chose to pursue a completely unconventional course of action on Wednesday. Her efforts will probably put her on hiatus for the time being.
A woman who missed her flight to Adelaide slipped through security at Canberra Airport, snuck onto the tarmac and tried to flag down a QantasLink flight. Embraer E190AR plane.
“People looked a little dizzy and didn’t seem to know what to do,” said Dennis Bilic, a witness who filmed the incident. Said 9 News. “That was the weird part.”
Mr Bilic, who used the hashtag “runway model” in X, said he and other witnesses wondered: “Will anyone stop her?”
Footage shows a woman wearing what appears to be sandals walking around the sealed, loaded, and prepped undercarriage of a plane as emergency alarms blare, trying to get the pilot’s attention. The situation is reflected.
Simon Hales, another witness to the futile hitchhiking attempt, said: “She was trying to yell at the pilot and trying to get his attention and jump up. It was strange.”
What about Hales? I got it. In Meta: “Well, it was a little different. I was sitting at the Canberra airport getting ready to fly home, and a woman who had obviously missed her flight decided she still had time. A staff member at the door… I pushed it out of the way and ran down. I got down on the tarmac and ran up to the plane. I was literally standing under the plane, next to the nose wheel.”
Mr Hales suggested the pilot apparently spotted the woman below and stopped the engine.
The flight was only delayed for about 10 minutes at the airport.
Australian Federal Police arrested the woman at around 7.30pm on Wednesday. AFP spokesperson Said The insider is charged with entering an airside or secure area without permission, damaging property and illegally possessing cannabis.
BBC report The woman is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, but bail was denied.
Although “strange”, the woman’s attempt was not unprecedented.
2015, Mark Roemer rushed to the tarmac at Denver International Airport to catch his departing flight. In the end, he was sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.
2016a Bolivian who missed his Ryanair flight to the Canary Islands at Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport ran across the tarmac with his luggage in hand in a vain effort to signal the departure of his plane. .
The Guardian pointed out that the plane the man tried to stop was not his. He was then arrested.
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