Australian Federal Police (AFP) were called on board the Sydney to Gold Coast flight JQ402 on Saturday morning, following reports a man was allegedly being disruptive.
In a video shared on TikTok, the man can be heard becoming increasingly irate at two AFP officers after he refuses to disembark the flight.
“I’m not going anywhere, I’ve got work in f***ing six hours down on the Gold Coast,” he is heard saying to the officers.
An officer then goes to unbuckle his seat, which agitates the man.
“I’m getting up. Get your hands off me and I’ll get up,” he says.
“Get off me. That’s harassment.”
He then appears to have a tussle with the two officers before he is escorted off the plane.
“Get off me. I will walk,” the passenger can be heard saying, as he is marched down the aisle by police.
The 25-year-old was later charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft, contrary to section 22 of the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991, an AFP spokesman said.
A spokeswoman from Jetstar said their crew requested police assistance after they reported a passenger allegedly “becoming increasingly disruptive and verbally abusive towards other customers”.
“The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we have zero tolerance for this type of behaviour,” she said.