Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
A 22 year old part-time employee of ANA' s cleaning crew at HND while on a 2 hour break decided to walk out to the far side of 34R do some excersizing and then go back to work.
Quote: Tokyo's Haneda airport suspended flights for about two hours Saturday morning after an infrared sensor system detected a person crossing a runway without permission, airport officials said.
It turned out to be an inexperienced worker.
The incident caused 70 departing and arriving flights to be delayed by as long as two hours, the officials said.
Quote: The Haneda airport office of the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry closed the runway for about two hours pending locating the man, who was a 22-year-old part-time worker at Kyowakigyo, a company that cleans airplanes under contract with All Nippon Airways Co.
"I just wanted to exercise next to the sea. I wasn't used to working at airports," the man was quoted as saying by airport officials.
Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4313 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3229 times:
Quoting Carpethead (Reply 5): Simple answer no. But the first flights start at around 0600 and probably the authorities took the time to do a thorough inspection. Also, it is light out at 0400 around Tokyo.
That was a great start of the day for both JL and NH then. Their delays on the 1st flights that day went over to the rest of the flights later on... They simply cannot shorten the delays with already minimum turnaround times of their widebodies at HND
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"