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'There's a man trying to get inside the plane' - call by shocked pilot

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Ryanair staff and airport police pounce on the runway

Ryanair staff and airport police pounce on the runway

Ryanair staff and airport police pounce on the runway

The reaction of a shocked pilot who saw a man trying to flag down the aircraft on the tarmac at Dublin Airport has been revealed.

Dublin Aviation uploaded the conversation between the Ryanair pilot and air traffic control as the man ran onto the apron in a bid to make the Amsterdam-bound flight.

"Yeah... I think we have to call the authorities here, there is a passenger trying to get inside the aeroplane," the pilot said.

"Umm, I think you have to call security right now," the pilot added.

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Accused Patrick Kehoe. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Accused Patrick Kehoe. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Accused Patrick Kehoe. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Patrick Kehoe (23) has been charged with criminal damage in relation to the incident.

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He allegedly ran out of Terminal One toward the aeroplane before he was stopped by Ryanair staff and airport police. Gardai were called to the scene.

Air traffic control also advised another pilot: "Be careful - there was reports of a man near the Ryanair on your right running around, so have an eye out, yeah?"

Mr Kehoe, of Raheenaskeagh, Oulart, Gorey, Co Wexford, appeared before Dublin District Court following the incident.

Judge Bernadette Owens granted bail to a date in November after gardai said there were no objections.

Mr Kehoe is charged with criminal damage to a magnetic door lock at Gate 106 at the airport's Terminal One.

Garda David Cahill gave evidence of arresting Mr Kehoe at 7.50am at the airport before he was taken to Ballymun Garda Station and charged.

Gda Cahill said Mr Kehoe was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and made no reply to the charge after caution.

The garda said the DPP's directions were outstanding on the charge and Mr Kehoe faced the possibility of further charges.

Gda Cahill said there were no objections to bail.

Judge Owens remanded Mr Kehoe on bail in his own bond of €200.

Defence solicitor Peter Connolly was assigned on free legal aid after the court heard Mr Kehoe was not working.

Gda Cahill asked for Mr Kehoe to be banned from Dublin Airport but this was successfully resisted by Mr Connolly after he raised objections.

Mr Kehoe, wearing a grey padded jacket and tracksuit bottoms, briefly addressed the court to say he was not working, did not have a solicitor and "didn't know any of them".

Judge Owens then assigned Mr Connolly to represent him.

Mr Kehoe, still carrying his luggage, walked out of court with a young woman shortly after the hearing ended.

He has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charge.

Mr Kehoe dropped his trousers and mooned at press photographers shortly after he left the Criminal Courts of Justice.

He was also said to be "throwing shapes and making hand gestures" at the photographers.


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