The Bizarre Wi-Fi Network Name That Grounded a Plane

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A plane with 100 people on board was grounded because of a really, really dumb Wi-Fi name. 

The Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing in Sudan after a Wi-Fi hotspot called...


"bomb on board"

...was discovered.

After security inspections of all passengers and the aircraft, the flight safely resumed its journey. 

Turkish Airlines said in a statement:

"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."


It is not yet clear whether the passenger who had created the Wi-Fi network has been identified.

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