An â€œirateâ€ passenger who reportedly missed his scheduled flight was arrested at Melbourne Airport on Thursday after attempting to break into a Jetstar Airways plane.
The incident was captured on video by a traveller inside the terminal.
The video footage showed the man bashing and pulling frantically on the planeâ€™s door, trying to get inside.
According to local media, the man was hours late for his original flight and became aggressive towards Jetstar staff.
They alleged the infuriated man then pushed a crew member and ran through the terminal gate onto the tarmac where
he was able to access the stairs leading to the plane.
â€œWe were sitting waiting to get on the flight and people went â€˜oh my god, what is going on?â€™â€ a witness said.
Someone was running on the tarmac!â€
â€œThis man was trying to get up the stairs, he was physically fighting with the staff, punching and scratching them.â€
The man was eventually restrained by baggage handlers and arrested by the police.
It was believed at least two Jetstar employees suffered injuries.
A spokesperson for the airline said baggage handlers went â€œabove and beyond.â€
â€œWe praise our crew for safely handling this incident and restraining the passenger until police arrived.â€
The man has been banned from any future Jetstar or Qantas flights and is set to face charges. (Xinhua/NAN)