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Major security alert at Heathrow as man with backpack jumps fence and runs into the path of oncoming plane. goodtimes
"Norman Shanks, a former head of security at airports operator BAA, said it was not the first time a person had climbed over airport fencing.
He said it often transpired they were drunk or mentally unstable, and occasionally they were protesters.
"Who knows what category this person falls into," he told BBC News 24."