The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has launched an investigation after someone made hoax calls to pilots, causing a passenger flight to abort landing as it approached Melbourne Airport.
The passenger plane was about 80 metres from the runway when it pulled up.
Police are yet to make any arrests in relation to the hoax calls.
The person was able to communicate with planes and control towers which confuses pilots and controllers.
The incident occurred shortly after 5:00pm on October 27, when Virgin Australia flight 740, en route from the Gold Coast to Melbourne, changed its altitude and course under the instruction of the unauthorised person transmitting from an unknown location.
According to reports there are 15 unauthorised transmissions occurred over a two-week period. Calls were received by both aircraft and Melbourne Air Traffic Services Centre.
It is believed the person found a way to tap into the air traffic control frequency and communicate directly with planes and control towers.