A stoned woman was so desperate to get on a Qantas flight to Adelaide that she tried to chase the plane down the tarmac and catch the captain’s attention before it could take off.
In Australia, A Stoned Woman Runs After Qantas Aircraft
The incident occurred at Canberra Airport in Australian Capital Territory, where one onlooker described what happened when a 43-year-old woman decided she needed to board a QantasLink flight from Canberra (CBR) to Adelaide (ADL):
“…a lady who had clearly missed her flight decided she could still catch it. Pushed past the staff at the door and ran down onto the tarmac and ran up to the plane.
“Literally standing underneath it next the front wheel. Lucky the pilot was warned or spotted her and killed the engine…
“Here is the thing at no point even with plenty of staff around no one stopped her. So much for security.”
White it appeared that she “clearly missed her flight” it turned out that she was not a Qantas passenger at all. Instead, it appears she was just stoned (when she was arrested, cannabis was found on her possession).
Some video of the “runway model” trying to reason with the captain before giving up and returning to the terminal:
For her actions, she was arrested by the Australian Federal Police. She has now faces charges including:
- two counts of damaging property
- one count of entering a security zone without permission
- one count of possessing a small quantity of cannabis
She has undergone a mental health assessment and will appear in court later today.
Maybe she just waned to tell the pilots, “Good luck. We’re all counting on you.”
Initial reports suggested she was a Qantas passengers but it has since been revealed that she was not even on the flight she was trying to catch. It seems to me that the only thing that would drive such behavior was the cannabis she was arrested with, perhaps mixed with other drugs…
But the serious matter here is the breach: it seems to me she was allowed to be on the tarmac for far too long.
image: Bahnfrend (I superimposed the woman on it)