The Scary Wi-Fi Name that Delayed a Flight
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 13, 2016
Qantas, an Australian-based airline, delayed a flight leaving for Melbourne after a boarded passenger noticed a Wi-Fi signal named “Mobile Detonation Device.”
The passenger showed the crew members on board the wireless hot spot name and the caption of the flight was notified. The plane and passengers then waited for two hours for security to locate and clear the potential threat.
The device was never found and no one came forward to admit the mistake. About 40 passengers chose to fly on a different flight due to the security concern.
The plane was deemed safe to takeoff and arrived in Melbourne with no problems.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.