U.S. flight delayed after 'Al-Quida Free Terror' WiFi hotspot found
The plane was sent back to the gate, where passengers were told there was a maintenance issue
A plane passenger’s shock discovery of an oddly-named WiFi hotspot on her phone’s list of available networks led to an American Airline’s flight being delayed on Sunday.
The hotspot in question was named WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic],” NBC Los Angeles reported
According to the news network, a passenger on AA Flight 136 from Los Angeles to London alerted a flight attendant to the WiFi hotspot.
The plane was sent back to the gate, where passengers were told there was a maintenance issue.
"After an hour, (the captain) said there was a security threat and that we didn't have clearance to take off," passenger Elliot Del Para said, according to KABC in Los Angeles.
In a statement issued to KABC, an airport representative said no further action would be taken.
"After further investigation, it was determined that no crime was committed and no further action will be taken."