The staff restrained the 57-year-old - however he managed to break free and again reached the door of the plane. To make matters worse, it wasn't even the right plane. He was travelling to Adelaide, but the locked plane was headed for Sydney.
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.
"We were sitting waiting to get on the flight and people went, 'Oh my God, what is going on?' Someone was running on the tarmac".
The passenger was banned from flying again with the low-priced carrier and or its mother company, Qantas Airlines.
The unidentified man, who was late for his Jetstar flight, breached Melbourne Airport security, ran out onto the tarmac, and tried to rip the door open to board the flight, The Australian reported. "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.
The man was later banned from any future Jetstar or Qantas flights and is set to face charges. "The federal police confirmed up 5 minutes later and walked him out".
According to witnesses, the man put up a fierce fight with the airport employees, two of whom were injured in the scuffle.
A Jetstar spokeswoman told The West Online that its baggage handlers, went above and beyond to restrain the man.
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. He will appear in court next month and the police said that more charges may be laid.
The man then attempted to board a Jetstar 787 Dreamliner but was confronted by the pilot before being Tasered by police and detained.
The incident took place on the tarmac at Melbourne Airport in Australia on Thursday morning.