London-bound flight cancelled after passenger detects 'Al Qaeda Wi-Fi network'

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London-bound flight cancelled after passenger detects 'Al Qaeda Wi-Fi network'
Los Angeles, Oct 28: The passengers and crew in American Airlines flight 136 bound for London were in for a shock on Sunday when they detected a Wi-Fi network with the name "Al-Quida free terror nettwork" in the flight !

According to an ABC report, the flight was immediately cancelled after the wifi network was detected by a passenger, who alerted the flight attendant. Reportedly, the Wi-Fi network was detected minutes before the takeoff. 

It is not known from where the name of the network emanated, the report said. An Ars Technica report claims that the Wi-Fi network came from a fellow passenger's personal hotspot, it says.

After the network was detected, the flight was held in a remote part of LA International airport for three hours and all passengers were asked to switch off their electronic devices, the report said.

After an hour, it flight's Captain informed the passengers that the flight had been cancelled as there was a security threat. Later, it took off the next day on October 27 at 1 pm, the report said.

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