Brisbane Airport flights suspended after woman drives her car onto runway

Flights in and out of Brisbane airport have been suspended after a woman reportedly drove her car through a perimeter fence.
Flights in and out of Brisbane airport have been suspended after a woman reportedly drove her car through a perimeter fence. Photo: Glenn Hunt

Brisbane: All flights in and out of Brisbane airport were suspended for an hour because of a "security matter" that reportedly involved a woman driving her car onto a runway.

The airport tweeted at 10.36pm that all flights had been halted, and later advised passengers to check with their airlines for schedule changes.

The AFP is currently responding to a security matter airside. Until resolved all flights will be held. Further flight updates to come.

BNE will experience delays due to a security matter.Please check with your airline for any schedule changes before coming out to BNE tonight

Another Twitter update read: "If flying out tonight please be aware flights are currently being held due to a security matter. Passengers should expect delays."

The ABC has reported that a woman drove a car through a fence and onto a runway, preventing planes from landing.

The woman is reportedly being treated by paramedics and the vehicle has been removed from the tarmac.

Brisbane Airport announced that flights had resumed via Twitter at 11.20pm

UPDATE: Our runway has reopened. Flights will resume soon. Thanks for your patience this evening.

AAP

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