Major Melbourne Airport security breach as furious passenger tries to board plane

A videograb showing the man trying to enter the Jetstar plane

A videograb showing the man trying to enter the Jetstar plane

A passenger has ran across the tarmac at Melbourne Airport in Australia and tried to force open the door of a Jetstar plane after he missed his flight on Thursday morning.

And it wasn't even the right flight.

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

In the process, the 57-year-old is said to have assaulted an employee of the airline he was meant to be travelling with, Jetstar, and has been charged by police.

Witnesses say he then smoked a cigarette inside the airport - an act which is forbidden - before pushing over a computer, assaulting the Jetstar staff, and then making a break for the gate before running out to the tarmac. "This is guy was punching them and scratching at them and they were just trying to hold him back without actually fighting him", eyewitness Susannah Murray told 9 News, adding the incident was "scary" to experience.

"In some unspecified time in the future he received away from them", she mentioned.

"The federal police showed up five minutes later and walked him out".

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

The Sydney plane, which the spokesperson said wasn't damaged, was delayed for about an hour-and-a-half while Jetstar found two crew members to replace the injured employees. The video ends as the man is about to be confronted by staff.

He's also been banned by Jetstar and Qantas.

AFP officers have the man into custody, but Channel 9 says charges are yet to be laid.

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

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