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Flight makes emergency landing as weird WiFi network found

By Sheetal Sukhija, Bahrain News
05 Dec 2017, 05:40 GMT+10

ISTANBUL, Turkey - A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency diversion after flight crew found a mobile WiFi network named ‘Bomb on Board.’

The flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was forced to divert to Khartoum, Sudan after the suspiciously named WiFi network was detected.

After the emergency landing was made, all 100 passengers were made to leave the aircraft for an inspection.

Later, Turkish Airlines released a statement saying, “Experts said the Wi-Fi network in question was created on board. No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted.”

So far, the airline hasn’t revealed if security was able to determine which passenger created the WiFi network.

However, this wasn't the first time a suspiciously named hotspot caused problems on a flight. 

Last year, a Qantas flight out of Melbourne was delayed for two hours after a passenger noticed a network called ‘Mobile Detonation Device.’

Meanwhile, after the recent incident, the airline said all 100 passengers were brought back on board the flight after the inspection was conducted. 

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