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Man, Late To Board Flight, Tries To Yank Open Plane Door

Man, Late To Board Flight, Tries To Yank Open Plane Door

According to 9News, he then lit up a cigarette inside the airport before bolting toward the nearest gate, where he pushed crew out of his way in his mad dash toward the plane.

In a statement to news.com.au, Australian Federal Police confirmed it had responded to an incident at Terminal 4 this morning.

The flight was delayed at the least an hour as engineers look at the plane.

The unruly traveler somehow made it past the crew and up to outside the aircraft, where he proceeded to yank on the handle, placing his foot against the plane to get more leverage.

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The incident captured on video inside the terminal showed the man bashing and pulling frantically on the plane's door, trying to get inside, Xinhua news agency reported.

"We were sitting waiting to get on the flight and people went 'oh my god, what is going on?'" a witness said. "This man was attempting to rise up the steps, he was bodily preventing with the employees, punching and scratching them". He was then arrested by police officers and charged with one count of unlawful assault.

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

Police then showed up and escorted the bearded and tattooed man, who had greying hair and was wearing a dark sweater, back through the airport.

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

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

A Jetstar spokesman said the man had assaulted several crew members.

"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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