A woman climbed over a barbed wire fence at the Halifax airport and got onto the airfield Sunday, forcing officials to divert a small airplane that was in the area.

The incident happened just before 8:30 a.m.

Peter Spurway, spokesman for the Halifax airport authority, said the security fence is three metres (about nine feet) tall.

"This lady did sustain some minor injuries in getting over the fence. It's not an easy thing to do," he said.

The woman was spotted immediately by officials in the control tower, who diverted a small plane that was moving nearby.

Airport employees quickly apprehended her.

RCMP said the woman, 37, thought her partner was about to fly away on an airplane. The partner was not on the plane.

No charges will be laid.

Spurway said this is the first time he's heard of anyone scaling the security fence at the airport.

He said the airport is looking into the incident and will decide what, if anything, could be changed to prevent a similar event.