Woman Hops Airport Fence to Halt Takeoff
She thought her partner was on plane: police
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2014 8:44 AM CDT
An Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet departs Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, on Friday, May 23, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

(Newser) – Apparently thinking her partner was flying off, a woman climbed over a Canadian airport's barbed-wire fence to stop a plane from departing, police say. Turns out her partner wasn't flying at all, according to police; for her part, the woman was "apprehended very quickly," says an officer. Control tower workers noticed the woman right after she jumped the approximately 10-foot fence at Canada's Halifax Stanfield International Airport, which is "not an easy thing to scale," an airport rep tells the Canadian Press. "She was nowhere near" the planes, the officer adds, per CNN. A small plane's taxi path, however, was altered for safety. The woman is being examined by doctors; she won't face charges, police say.

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PUCA
Aug 11, 2014 5:24 PM CDT
Crazy Canadian beavers...
NorCalHal
Aug 11, 2014 1:52 PM CDT
If she "hopped" over a ten foot fence she should be in the Olympics.. Never get between a cow moose and its calf or a suspicious woman and her "partner" ....
Mayor McDoodles
Aug 11, 2014 1:38 PM CDT
So just to be clear, she trespasses, endangers the lives of many, and will face no charges?