YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

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YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by Turbofan » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:50 am

Tells pilots that have been cleared to land to go around when they're on final. What a freaking douchebag. Putting lives at risk, he should get the max 20 years to be honest.

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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by wingzfan99 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:32 pm

I heard about this. I do wish the media would stop calling it a "hacking"... all you need is a decent handheld aviation radio and the cajones to try it. But yeah, this guy needs to get the max. They should probably also rack up more charges against him based simply on the number of people endangered (think about the hundreds of people on each flight plus countless on the ground).
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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by Flake » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:51 pm

Being Australian, also heard of this. Stupidity in the extreme.

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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by windows_x_seven » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:23 pm

it's just a prank bro
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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by Barr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:31 pm

xX_SuperSic58_Xx wrote:Being Australian, also heard of this. Stupidity in the extreme.

Air Services Australia has announced they are culling 900 jobs though... Disgruntled employee's revenge?
Damn could be. Especially if a pilot fell for it. Controllers voices are very distinguishable when compared to a regular pilot or commoner.


Also how did he manage to communicate with 18 separate aircraft? Was this on some uncontrolled frequency?
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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by Flake » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:48 am

All frequencies are uncontrolled if you have the required transponder. He just tuned in to the tower frequency and had at it.
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Re: YMML ATC frequency hijacked by impostor

Post by Doomsday » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:02 am

windows_x_seven wrote:it's just a prank bro
it was just a social experiment bro
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