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Woman sneaks into cockpit of private plane at Illinois airport; no terrorism link suspected

  • Jets are shown parked at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, Ill. on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2015. A woman talked her way past a security guard at the airport early Wednesday and entered the cockpit of a private plane before she was caught and taken to a hospital for observation for possible mental illness, authorities said.  (Tim Viser/Belleville News-Democrat via AP)\

    Jets are shown parked at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, Ill. on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2015. A woman talked her way past a security guard at the airport early Wednesday and entered the cockpit of a private plane before she was caught and taken to a hospital for observation for possible mental illness, authorities said. (Tim Viser/Belleville News-Democrat via AP)\  (The Associated Press)

  • A car enters the Jet Aviation gate at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A woman talked her way past a security guard at the airport early Wednesday and entered the cockpit of a private plane before she was caught and taken to a hospital for observation for possible mental illness, authorities said.  (Tim Viser/Belleville News-Democrat via AP)\

    A car enters the Jet Aviation gate at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A woman talked her way past a security guard at the airport early Wednesday and entered the cockpit of a private plane before she was caught and taken to a hospital for observation for possible mental illness, authorities said. (Tim Viser/Belleville News-Democrat via AP)\  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a 38-year-old St. Louis woman talked her way past a security guard and entered the cockpit of a private plane at an Illinois airport before she was caught and taken to a local hospital for observation.

Police in Sauget (Saw-ZHAY), Illinois say the woman entered a 20-seat Global Express jet on the tarmac of the St. Louis Downtown Airport about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Sergeant Vito Parisi said the woman had started driving to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport but instead wound up at the smaller air field in Sauget, Illinois. The plane, which is owned by a Hong Kong bank, was disabled.

Local prosecutors are reviewing the incident to determine whether to file criminal charges. Officials don't believe that the incident was connected to terrorism.