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Passenger Runs Onto Denver Airport Ramp to Stop Flight

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | August 20, 2015

Passenger Runs Onto Denver Airport Ramp to Stop Flight

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Many frequent fliers have been forced to run through the terminal to catch a flight, but one man went a step too far earlier this month in Denver.

In a report from The Associated Press, local authorities claim 58-year-old Marc Rehmar ran onto a ramp at Denver International Airport on Aug. 6 in order to try and stop his plane because he missed the flight to his high school reunion.

The man allegedly found an emergency exit in the concourse, opened the door and ran onto the ramp area where his flight was leaving the gate. The emergency exit being opened triggered an alarm that called the airport emergency personnel into action.

Denver district attorney's spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough told The AP that the man was supposed to be on the aircraft he was trying to stop, but arrived late at the airport. Despite the incident, the United Airlines flight wasn't delayed for very long.

As for Rehmar, Kimbrough is reporting that prosecutors have filed charges that include endangering public transportation and hindering public transportation. The AP is reporting that Rehmar was unavailable for comment.

This is not the first time a person has been crazy enough to walk right onto the runway. As TravelPulse’s Michael Isenbek reported in July, a man who was reportedly under the influence breached security at Lindbergh Field at the San Diego International Airport.

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