Late passenger arrested after trying to break into plane at Melbourne airport

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Jetstar confirmed the passenger assaulted its crew and breached security access to the tarmac before staff restrained him about 9.30am.

The video shows the man partially opening the door bracing himself with his feet or kicking the door of the Sydney-bound plane.

The serious incident, captured in footage obtained by Channel Nine News, shows the moment the passenger managed to get to the front door of a Jetstar A320 at 9.30am Melbourne time this morning.

When Jetstar crew broke the bad news to him, witnesses said he lost it, pushing crew at a gate out of way, running onto the tarmac, up the stairs to the plane before trying to bust open the plane door.

"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.

Engineers checked over the plane and gave it the all clear and passengers eventually boarded the flight and departed later that day. "This man was attempting to rise up the steps, he was bodily preventing with the employees, punching and scratching them".

The passenger was eventually restrained by baggage handlers and taken into police custody
The passenger was eventually restrained by baggage handlers and taken into police custody

A Jetstar plane on the tarmac at Gold Coast Airport in Gold Coast, Australia, April 7, 2017. He will appear in court next month and the police said that more charges may be laid.

In a similar incident in October past year, police used stun guns to detain a man who attempted to storm into a flight at Melbourne Airport. At least two Jetstar employees suffered injuries.

"We reward our crew for safely dealing with this incident and restraining the passenger till police arrived", Jetstar mentioned in a press release.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers took the person into custody, and have since charged him with one depend of illegal assault of an airline worker.

One of the baggage handlers was reportedly injured in the incident.

"This behaviour is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights", Jetstar said in a statement. He then ran into the tarmac.

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