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Imposter Tower Controller causing flights at YMML/MEL to execute Go Arounds

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Someone with a rogue aviation band radio is transmitting on the tower frequency there - advising planes cleared to land to Go Around. (au.news.yahoo.com) 기타...

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whip5209
The perp needs to be turned into dingo food.
joelwiley
joel wiley 15
What do you have against dingos?
wayne007
The sad thing is that when they catch the imbecile doing it, they will be given a slap on the wrist by our useless court system.
JimHeslop
I thought it was in Australia....not Canada!😂
outward
They need to slap him all right, with a 2X4.
carlsonj
On the plus side, at least this moron was giving out the least dangerous instruction he possibly could. A clearance to land naturally includes space for a go-around, so if this kind of problem had to happen, at least this one starts off safer than others.

Imagine what would happen if a "rogue radio" started issuing vectors.
McBlemmen
That's scary stuff. Hope this person gets a severe punishment.
mjlewis
I hate the fact they call it a "hack" - it's merely an interference with. A "hack" makes it seem like the plane itself had been taken over.
davidrbarnes
It's pretty clear to me that it was "radio communications...hacked".
mjlewis
Yeah, I guess my brain just didn't like the term "hacked" I was feeling more that it was "interfered" but, good ole English, both terms suffice here.
Bratfalken
Should be named Hijacked and Attempted Murder as a title!
ronberaha
Though this person(s) may have done so for joy, they may have stirred the pot and have given would be terrorists another weapon. When they catch this person(s), they should throw the full might of the law at them.
imaraigump
Although rare, this is, unfortunately, not the first recorded instance. I can recall faux ATC communication incidents in England and in the U.S.A. over the past two decades.
canuck44
canuck44 3
MEL will have to counter this with using female controllers (like WWII Code Talkers)on the frequencies at risk and using alternative frequencies relayed to aircraft prior to switching for approach. Scrambling transmissions is not practical as the aircraft would not be equipped to decode.
tbpera
Tom Pera -3
nawww ...... just catch 'em and hang 'em
allanrbowman
Use him then for crocodile food, the perp would make a nice snack.
OccamsRazor
I've always wondered when someone would get around to doing this. Just get a handheld and away you go.
OzarkTrail
Terrifying.
pescemiguel
que peligro hay que encontrarlo y encarcelarlo por poner vidas en riesgo.!!!!
ExCalbr
I would suspect anyone posting youtube videos of those go-arounds.
tbpera
Tom Pera 2
wow everyone's n the same page for once...we all agree...rip his tongue out
usad
usad 2
One crazy can cause a mountain, no, a volcano of aftershocks. This will undoubtedly bring about new laws concerning radio sales. They will need one more government unit (maybe within the FCC) to oversee this. Maybe 100 agents or more. Those people will need supervisors to report to and office space. You see where this is going, don't you?
Bernie20910
You realize this is in Australia, right?
Duijn
Probably built his/her own radio for it.
tbpera
Tom Pera -6
yep... more of our tax dollars at work!! good one!
ToddBaldwin3
or, in this case, the Australian equivalent.
andyc852
Australia uses dollar as well. The Australian Dollar for clarity
fastroper
Krikies!
JimHeslop
I suggest letting Pratt & Whitney, GE, and RR, put him to work as 'cannon fodder' on their engine test bed platform!
hortod1
Fast track CPDLC for domestic use like we use across the tracks. Problem solved.
ronspencer47
When caught not up to 20 years pass a law saying mandatory 20 years
ar4479
ar4479 1
Where have you seen YouTube videos Victor?
ExCalbr
I see youtube videos on youtube.com. Where else? I didn't say I had seen any videos of these flights. I meant to suggest to keep an eye out for such videos.
ar4479
ar4479 2
Ah - ok. Gotcha. Thanks! :-)
asac1
It would have to be someone with procedural knowledge otherwise the aircrew would pick it up. Perhaps issue authentication cards between ATC/aircrew. Maybe an ex ATC with a grudge?
ToddBaldwin3
Shades of the cold war, when incoming airliners from overseas had "entry packets" with authenticators, check turns, and other such fun stuff.
Oneaviator
Nah! Just somebody with s#it for brains.
invergordon
Let's get this right, it's not 'someone with a rogue radio....' it is 'a rouge with a radio.....'. We all know a radio is an inanimate object so it's not the radio that is a rogue, it's the 'someone' who is the rogue.

I hate it when journalists/reporters don't put the inference of blame on the human being, way too PC!
Bobqat
"When radios are outlawed, only guns will have radios." ..or however that goes..
ar4479
ar4479 1
LOL! Yeah - something like that. :-)
joelwiley
joel wiley -1
Its a red letter day when auto correct colors one's comments.
brownbearwolf
Maybe airport security and other staffer's don't like people with Scanners at their airport. So have someone play silly buggers and that gives them grounds to have scanners at the airport, band.
Oneaviator
John Silva -1
This happened in Southern California in the 1980's only this moron was on the approach control frequencies giving Airliners and IFR traffic radar vectors. After a couple of months he disappeared. Thank God he didn't send someone into a mountain. The minute you got on the frequency the controller would warn you about it so you have to be careful. I would have loved to have found him myself and choaked the hell out of him. He endangered me, my family, and hundreds pf travelers.

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