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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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