Hannover Airport car on runway: Driver smashes through fence.
A man sparked a major security alert at Germany’s Hannover Airport on Saturday after he drove through a fence and reportedly tried to chase a plane which had just landed.
The Hannoversche Allgemeine newspaper reported the man smashed through a perimeter fence and tried to pursue an Aegean Airlines plane which had just landed from Athens.
Hannover Police said it managed to stop the car after it drove onto the airport’s apron area, where planes are parked. It said officers then “overpowered” the driver.
It was reported the man, in his mid-20s, was under the influence of drugs and was driving a silver BMW with Polish licence plates.
The security scare forced flights to be suspended as bomb disposal experts examined the car, which police described as a routine measure.
It was found not to have any “dangerous items”, with flights eventually resuming just after 8pm local time
Take-offs and landings had been suspended while the incident was investigated, though the airport’s terminals remained open.