Late passenger tries to break into plane, gets arrested at airport

The man pulls at the door of the Jetstar plane. Image 9 news

The 57-year-old man, whose name was not released by authorities, was reportedly furious at missing a previous flight to Adelaide and began berating Jetstar staff. The video ends as the man is about to be confronted by staff.

"We praise our crew for safely handling this incident and restraining the passenger until police arrived", Jetstar said in a statement.

Eyewitness, Susannah Murray, told the Australian news channel that she saw the man "physically fighting with the staff".

"We had been sitting ready to get on the flight and folks went 'Oh my god, what's going on?'" she informed 9news.com.au. "This man was attempting to rise up the steps, he was bodily preventing with the employees, punching and scratching them".

A Jetstar representative said the man has been immediately banned from all future Jetstar and Qantas flights.

"A man was arrested as a result and is now assisting police with inquiries", she said.

A man caused a stir at Melbourne Airport on Wednesday when he rushed past gate security staff and tried to storm a plane which was preparing for take-off.

It is understood the man asked Jetstar staff about purchasing a ticket.

According to witnesses, the man put up a fierce fight with the airport employees, two of whom were injured in the scuffle.

Police believe he then crawled into the baggage area and into a secure zone, before running on to the tarmac.

Ironically, the incident comes just two days after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull andHome Affairs Minister Peter Dutton used Melbourne Airport as a platform for discussing tougher security measures announced in the recent federal budget.

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