Woman Runs Onto Tarmac at LAX, Tries to ‘Flag Down’ Plane

By Kurt Stolz on 1 December 2021
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A woman ran onto the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport Monday, later telling police officers she was trying to “flag down” an aircraft parked at the gate.

The woman, who was ticketed on a flight, triggered an alarm when she opened a door that led to stairs leading to the tarmac, Los Angeles World Airports said in a statement.

“Airline employees who witnessed the woman exiting the terminal followed security protocols and maintained visual contact until the airport police arrived shortly thereafter and detained the woman,” the statement said.

The woman told the police officers arriving at the scene that “she was trying to flag down” the plane, the statement said, albeit for no apparent reason.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and a mental health evaluation.

The incident did not result in any flight delays or cancellations, according to data from FlightAware, which tracks such information.

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