Curious name in wi-fi hotspot causes panic in Qantas Flight

Published on : Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Qantas flightWith terrorism being a prime concern, people around the world are not preparing to take chances. A pilot of Qantas Flight, QF481 flight bound for Perth from Melbourne refused to fly as a passenger spotted a network called “Mobile Detonation Device”. The new wi-fi hotspot with such a name caused panic within the passengers who demanded the device to be removed before takeoff.



The female passenger who first spotted the device informed the cabin crew who consulted with the captain.  The name provoked concern and resulted in the delay of the flight. The captain broadcast a message saying the device needed to be found before lift-off.



The name of the device was disturbing and the captain found it threatening and announced that the plane would not leave until the device was found and brought to him. Baggage had to be unloaded and the flight only set off after the device was handed over to the captain.



With recent happenings in the Russian airplane which left Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt exploded over the Sinai, killing all 224 people onboard by the ISIS. In 2009 one passenger claimed to carry a suicide belt and attempted to divert the plane from Cairo to Cyprus.

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One Response to Curious name in wi-fi hotspot causes panic in Qantas Flight

  1. Kamaal Ahmed says:

    What about the person who was owning the device. He or She should have been offloaded from the plane??

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