Video footage captures man allegedly attacking police officer on plane at Adelaide Airport
A man accused of causing a disturbance and smoking on a flight from Darwin allegedly attacked a police officer after the plane landed at Adelaide Airport.
Passengers applauded as the 54-year-old Mawson Lakes man was escorted from the Jetstar plane on Sunday.
He has been charged with multiple offences and will face court next month.
Australian Federal Police officers were called to meet the flight in Adelaide following reports of his behaviour during the flight.
Footage captured by another passenger, shared by 9 News Adelaide, appears to show the man – who has long, blond hair and sunglasses on top of his head – standing in front of a police officer and bending down towards him.
A passenger is heard saying, “Just get off” before another person says, “There are kids on the plane.”
The officer puts his hands out in front of him in what appears to be an attempt to get the man to stand back.
They are partially obscured from the view of the camera but appear to be in an altercation.
The police officer says “he’s trying to bite …” and appears to attempt to use his baton to subdue the man.
Two male passengers rush to the front of the plane to assist and the man is eventually led from the plane by several officers.
Police say they were speaking with the man when he allegedly became aggressive and attacked one of the officers.
He was arrested and charged with allegedly smoking in an aircraft, disorderly behaviour, disobeying flight crew, resisting police and two counts of assaulting police.
The man was bailed to appear before Adelaide Magistrates Court on November 26.
Originally published as Video footage captures man allegedly attacking police officer on plane at Adelaide Airport
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