An airline passenger was duct-taped to his seat mid-flight after allegedly getting drunk and groping the breasts of female flight attendants.

Maxwell Berry, 22, from Norwalk, Ohio, is accused of attacking members of the cabin crew on a Frontier Airlines flight travelling from Philadelphia to Miami, WPVI-TV reports.

A police report from the Miami-Dade Police Department says that he was under the influence of alcohol when the alleged assaults took place.

Berry consumed two alcoholic drinks on the flight and ordered another one before he launched his attack.

The report says that he brushed his cup along the backside of a female flight attendant before spilling his drink on his shirt.

After returning from the bathroom shirtless, Berry wandered up and down the plane for 15 minutes, touching the breasts of several female flight attendants.

He then punched a male member of the cabin crew in the face.

Reports say a fight broke out, causing heroic passengers to intervene and restrain him.

Berry was duct-taped to his seat until the plane touched down in Miami, where he was arrested and slapped with three counts of battery and taken to Miami-Dade County Jail.

The flight attendants involved were suspended for failing to follow the “proper policies for restraining a passenger”.

Footage of the scary incident was uploaded to social media by passenger Alfredo Rivera.

In the clip, Berry can be heard yelling “you guys f***ing suck”, before boasting that his parents are (supposedly) worth “more than f***ing two million goddamn dollars.”

Frontier Airlines released the following statement: “During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant.

“As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived.

“The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events.”

It continues: “Frontier Airlines maintains the utmost value, respect, concern and support for all of our flight attendants, including those who were assaulted on this flight.

“We are supporting the needs of these team members and are working with law enforcement to fully support the prosecution of the passenger involved. The inflight crew members’ current paid leave status is in line with an event of this nature pending an investigation.”

The Federal Aviation Federation has warned that anyone who assaults a flight attendant could face time behind bars and a $35,000 (25,000) fine.