The bearded and tattooed man responded to the news by lighting a cigarette in the no-smoking airport terminal, before suddenly charging onto the tarmac.
The incredible scene occurred at Melbourne airport on Thursday morning, when Australia Federal Police were called in response to an incident on Terminal 4.
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. He was travelling to Adelaide, but the locked plane was headed for Sydney.
That was something that clearly didn't sit well with one furious Melbourne passenger, who was caught on camera storming the tarmac in an attempt to board a Jetstar plane, news.com.au reports.
The highly troubling video shows the man trying to wrench the door open before kicking it.
"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".
Susannah Murray, who witnessed the incident, told 9 News the man was "physically fighting with the staff, punching and scratching them".
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.
'We praise our crew for safely handling this incident and restraining the passenger until police arrived, ' Jetstar said in a statement.
AFP officers have taken the man into custody but charges are yet to be laid. The Sydney-bound plane was delayed for close to two hours while officials inspected the plane and obtained replacements for the injured crew members.
"This behaviour is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger traveling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights", said a spokesperson for Jetstar, the passenger's would-be airline of choice.
The passenger was banned from flying again with the low-priced carrier and or its mother company, Qantas Airlines.
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