Man Detained After Attempting To Rip Door Off Plane At Melbourne Airport

Lloyd Doyle
May 17, 2018

A passenger who missed his flight has broken through barriers and stormed a Jetstar plane at Melbourne Airport, before being restrained by ground staff.

The highly troubling video shows the man trying to wrench the door open before kicking it.

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

Footage obtained by 9 Information reveals him attempting to tear the door off the aircraft, together with placing his foot up on the fuselage to get a greater grip.

After apparently lighting up a cigarette he ran to the nearest gate, pushed the crew out of the way and ran onto the tarmac.

He forcibly pulled a number of instances on the door of the Sydney-bound plane earlier than being restrained by baggage handlers.

"We were sitting waiting to get on the flight and people went 'Oh my god, what is going on?'" witness Susannah told Channel 9 News.

The plane he attacked was then delayed approximately an hour as engineers carried out an inspection of the aircraft.


"Someone was running on the tarmac. This man was attempting to rise up the steps, he was bodily preventing with the employees, punching and scratching them". He will appear in court next month and the police said that more charges may be laid.

A Jetstar spokesman said the passenger allegedly assaulted several of its crew, and breached security access to the tarmac.

Two of the employees were left with physical injuries in the incident and were replaced.

"This behaviour is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights". He was then arrested by police officers and charged with one count of unlawful assault.

The Australian Federal Police confirmed that the man had been taken into custody and was being interviewed.

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

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

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