A bomb scare on a Melbourne-bound Singapore Airlines flight rattled passengers as the plane prepared to land in Melbourne this morning.

The flight, with 198 passengers and 20 crew, was alerted to a bomb threat received in a call centre at Mumbai, India, after the plane had taken off from Singapore, an airlines spokeswoman told The Age.

The crew alerted passengers to the potential threat.

“I can confirm there was a disruption on Singapore Airlines SQ227 and the Australian Federal Police are investigating,” a spokeswoman Tullamarine said. She said the flight landed safely.

The Age reported Australian Federal Police are investigating the report.