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Car drives onto tarmac at Brisbane Airport, causing suspension of flights

Published on Jul 9, 2014 10:14 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - The authorities were investigating on Wednesday how a woman was able to drive her car through a fence and onto the tarmac of a major Australian airport, causing flights to be suspended.

Australian Federal Police said they were called to Brisbane Airport in the eastern state of Queensland late on Tuesday night after a woman "breached the airport perimeter fence in a vehicle".

The woman, 37, was taken to hospital while flights were barred from landing for more than an hour and others were diverted as the car was removed from the tarmac, the Brisbane Courier Mail reported.

"We are continuing to conduct enquiries into this matter. Further information will be provided in due course," police said in a statement.

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