Passenger tries to rip plane door open after missing his flight

Angry passenger breaks through barriers, storms Jetstar plane in Melbourne

Angry passenger breaks through barriers, storms Jetstar plane in Melbourne

It's reported the man had a cigarette inside the airport before storming a nearby gate, pushing the crew out of the way and then running on to the tarmac.

A tardy passenger was arrested after he tried to break into a departing flight at Melbourne Airport Thursday morning. After all this, it wasn't even the right flight.

A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting crew and breaching security to try to get on a plane.

Engineers checked over the plane and gave it the all clear and passengers eventually boarded the flight and departed later that day.

The man made it past crew after assaulting multiple Jetstar employees, then tried prying open the door to a Sydney-bound aircraft.

In October past year, police used stun guns to detain a man who attempted to storm a flight during a security breach at Melbourne Airport.

Footage of the incident shows the man charge up the steps to the plane before trying to rip the door open.

"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 trying to get up the stairs, he was physically fighting with the staff, punching and scratching them", said a witness. "The federal police confirmed up 5 minutes later and walked him out".

The bearded and tattooed man, who had greying hair and was wearing a dark sweater, was led back through the airport.

A Jetstar spokeswoman told The West Online that its baggage handlers, went above and beyond to restrain the man.

The man has been banned from flying with Jetstar and Qantas pending further investigations.

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.

"This behaviour is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights".

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