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.
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.
Wayward worker shuts down Haneda
I don't even know what to think about this event. HND is a great place right next to the sea but...crossing a runway and three taxiways to do a little work-out...lack 'o' brains.
[Edited 2006-07-09 02:47:29]