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

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The 30-year-old was arrested by Australian Federal Police officers at Terminal 2 after Jetstar Airways.

According to local media, the man was hours late for his original flight and became aggressive towards Jetstar staff.

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

The Age was told the man was supposed to catch a 9.30am flight to Adelaide and missed it.

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He then began smoking in the airport and before running to the nearest gate, pushing the airport crew out of his way.

He is seen trying to pry the jet's door open, using his left foot as leverage - as airport staff, including baggage handlers in high-visibility vests, mount the stairs.

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

The incident took place on the tarmac at Melbourne Airport in Australia on Thursday morning. The video ends as the man is about to be confronted by staff.

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"This man was trying to get up the stairs, he was physically fighting with the staff, punching and scratching them", said Susannah. He has been banned from all Qantas and Jetstar flights for the time being, and he could be excluded from both airlines for life, depending on the upcoming police investigation.

Jetstar confirmed that several crew members had been injured and said two flights were delayed by the incident.

A man who ran onto the tarmac at Melbourne Airport and tried to storm a plane because he was running late has been charged with assaulting a Jetstar employee.

More charges may be laid against the man, who is also reported to have enjoyed a cigarette inside the airport before charging the aircraft.

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"This behavior is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights", said a representative for the airline.

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