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Wi-Fi network named ‘Bomb on Board’ forced airplane to make emergency landing

A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency diversion on Thursday when flight crew detected a mobile Wi-Fi network named “Bomb on Board.”

The flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted to Khartoum, Sudan when flight staff noticed the suspiciously named Wi-Fi network. After the emergency landing, all 100 passengers had to leave the aircraft for inspection.

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

The airline did not reveal if security was able to determine which passenger created the Wi-Fi network.

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 from taking off for two hours after a passenger noticed a network called “Mobile Detonation Device.”



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