According to The West Australian, a passenger on QF481 spotted a Wi-Fi hotspot titled “Mobile Detonation Device” and advised a crew member. It wasn’t clear what mobile device it was linked to or where the device was located.
The crew member informed the captain, who then broadcast a message to passengers. Passenger John Vidler told the publication the pilot said the device needed to be located before the flight could depart.
“He said there was a device on the plane that had a name on it that he found threatening and that we were not leaving until that device was brought to him,” Vidler said.
Another passenger, who remained anonymous, told Yahoo!7 the incident was connected to a hotspot that came up in the in-flight entertainment system.