Audio released of Ryanair pilot and air traffic control after man chases down plane on Dublin airport runway
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Audio released of Ryanair pilot and air traffic control after man chases down plane on Dublin airport runway

AUDIO of the incident in which a passenger ran after a plane on the runway at Dublin airport has emerged.

We reported yesterday that a man was pinned down on the runway by airport police after he chased down an Amsterdam-bound Ryanair flight.

Supposedly, he was told inside the terminal that the gate was closed and that he would be unable to get on the flight and he reacted by hysterically banging on the window before breaking out on to the runway through a door.

The man was named as 23-year-old Patrick Kehoe from Raheenaskeagh, Oulart, Co. Wexford.

He was subsequently arrested and brought to Ballymun Garda Station where he was later charged with criminal damage to a door at Dublin Airport.

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He dashed past news photographers and then dropped his trousers and mooned at them after he was let out on bail by Dublin District Court.

Now, Dublin Aviation have released audio of the exchange between the pilot of the aircraft and air traffic control.

The pilot can be heard saying, "I think we have to call the authorities here, there is a passenger that is trying to get inside the plane."

Hear it for yourself.

Describing yesterday's incident, an airport spokesman said: "A male and female passenger were late for a Ryanair flight to Amsterdam this morning and arrived at the boarding gate after the flight had closed.

"They were engaging with Ryanair staff at the gate and the male passenger was becoming agitated.

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"He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.

"He was was initially restrained by Ryanair staff on the apron and airport police, who had already been contacted, arrived on the scene almost immediately and arrested him.

"He was taken to the Airport Police Station and will be handed over to the Gardai (Irish police)."