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Planes halted as fox gets on runway at Manchester Airport

  • The fearless fox wasn’t bothered with Boeing 747 taking off just feet away from it 
  • Brave animal waited for plane to depart before strutting around on the tarmac  
  • Fox forced authorities to briefly stop operations while a security car chased it

This fearless fox paid no mind to the huge Boeing 747 taking off as it darted across a runway before being chased by security.

The brave animal made its way to within feet of the plane at Manchester Airport and waited for it to depart before casually strutting around on the tarmac.

The pilot caught a glimpse of the fox in the corner of his eye as the aircraft, which was in full throttle, took off. 

Authorities were forced to briefly stop operations and ground all planes as they chased after the animal.

The filmer said: ‘We were filming aircraft as per normal taking off from Runway 23L.

‘Out of the corner of my eye I noticed an animal on the runway, later to discover it was a fox. 

This fearless fox paid no mind to the huge Boeing 747 taking off as it darted across a runway before being chased by security

The brave animal made its way to within feet of the plane at Manchester Airport and waited for it to depart before casually strutting around on the tarmac

The brave animal made its way to within feet of the plane at Manchester Airport and waited for it to depart before casually strutting around on the tarmac

‘This is something we have never seen before as with the perimeter fencing it’s hard, even for animals, to get onto the runway.

‘An animal on the runway can cause serious harm to the aircraft if struck whilst taking off.

‘Operations were momentarily stopped and airfield ops with the situation quickly with normal operations back under way shortly.’

It spends some time on the tarmac before running through the beaten path as an airport security vehicle chases it

Operations were halted while the fox was chased off the tarmac

It spends some time on the tarmac before running through the beaten path as an airport security vehicle chases it

The footage, which was shot on Friday night at 9pm, shows the crafty creature waiting until a huge jet takes off before making its way onto the runway.

It spends some time on the tarmac before running through the beaten path as an airport security vehicle chases it.    



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