Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

A man has been arrested after allegedly being aggressive on a Jetstar flight from Darwin to Adelaide.

Dramatic footage filmed by passengers on board shows the man confronting police officers who were waiting for him at Adelaide Airport yesterday afternoon after being called by the crew on board.

Passengers can be seen helping police restrain the man after the plane landed.

Footage shot of passengers on board shows the man struggling with police. (Delivered)

When officers try to restrain the man, one can be heard shouting “he is trying to bite” as the officers were forced to use a relay to hold him back.

A passenger approaches the officers and asks if they “need a hand,” to which they ask him to hold the man’s legs.

Jamin Tripp was one of the witnesses to the incident on the plane and told 9News that it was a scary situation for many of the children on board.

Witness Jamin Tripp told Nine News that the incident shook many on board. (Nine)

“He spoke to a couple of the passengers in an aggressive manner and said he deserved to be turned off first and said ‘I am number one in this city’,” Mr Tripp said.

“It’s not very nice when you have kids on the plane. A couple of people were pretty desperate and bored.”

Jetstar told Nine News that the man has been temporarily banned from flying with them and Qantas. (Delivered)

In a statement to 9News, Jetstar said the man had been temporarily banned from flying with Jetstar and Qantas.

“One passenger was intoxicated, refused to follow instructions and was verbally abusive to crew and other passengers,” the airline said in the announcement.

Following his arrest, the 54-year-old man from Mawson Lakes was charged with a number of offenses, including two counts of assaulting police.

He is released on bail and is due in court later this month.

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