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SUV crashes, nearly hits plane at Phila. Int'l Airport

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Police say a woman crashed her vehicle through a fence at Philadelphia International Airport overnight, and very nearly smashed into an airliner.

The accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say the small white SUV crashed through a fence surrounding the US Airways maintenance facility near Tinicum Island Way and Scott Way.

The SUV hurtled past the fence and stopped within five feet of a docked Airbus.

Police converged on the lot shortly after the call came in. They found the driver unharmed. It was not immediately clear what caused her to lose control.

Authorities said it does not appear the woman was intoxicated or crashed through the fence intentionally.

No one else was in the SUV. The driver was not taken to the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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