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EDDV/HAJ Closed - Fake News?

Old 29th Dec 2018, 18:13
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EDDV/HAJ Closed - Fake News?

Mainstream media are reporting that Hannover Airport is closed due to unauthorised vehicle on the runway. Checking their latest departures and arrivals, everything looks smooth.

Is this yet another fake news story?

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Old 29th Dec 2018, 18:41
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There are no photographs or videos though of this incident.

Maybe LGW Police will be on the case and arrest two innocent citizens again..
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 18:56
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Not fake. According to FE24 the last movement was at 15:48. Four inbound diversions, same number of cancellations.

We don't know if the authorities are over-reacting to a a single daft individual or have intelligence of a serious plot - but you can understand caution.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 19:01
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Not sure if the Daily Star counts as a reliable news source, but they do have a picture, source unverified, in addition to some details here
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 19:10
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BBC News and Sky News also reporting this on their websites.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 20:58
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Most likely a drunk Pole who got lost by what I've read!
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 22:05
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Most likely a drunk Pole who got lost by what I've read!
How the hell does some one manage to get into the airport resteicted area never mind on to the runway without authorization unless they literally drove through the perimeter fence/gate and just kept going in which case they must have been seriously drunk?
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 22:36
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Drugged driver drove through gate

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How the hell does some one manage to get into the airport resteicted area never mind on to the runway without authorization unless they literally drove through the perimeter fence/gate and just kept going in which case they must have been seriously drunk?
​​​​​Apparently, fuelled by cocaine and amphetamines, the 25 year old driver drove his vehicle through a barrier gate onto the runway and attempted to follow a plane that had just landed, so "Der Spiegel" reports. Car had polish licence plates, but nationality of driver has not been revealed.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 22:39
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46712041
......... a man drove a car through a fence onto the tarmac.....
Police have said there was no indication that Saturday's incident was terror-related, and are reportedly investigating whether the man was under the influence of drugs.
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 03:20
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when they chased him did he take off?
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 06:57
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It's a real event, a car crashed through and got on to the runway. The car itself its registered in Poland, the driver has been described as of being of an "unknown nationality"
The car was being checked for explosive devices but this may be normal procedure in such cases.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 13:13
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I wonder how long will it take for the enlightened regulators to come up with mandatory concrete vehicle barriers at all airport perimeter entry points, now that the cockpit door threat had already been taken care of...
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