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Pilot forced to land plane because of ridiculous Wi-Fi name

There are certain words that shouldn’t been used for naming a Wi-Fi network and "bomb" is one of them, especially if you hope to use said Wi-Fi network on a plane.

That didn’t seem to be a cause for concern for the passenger who named his Wi-Fi network “bomb on board”.

The Turkish Airlines flight was travelling from Nairobi, Kenya, to Istanbul, Turkey, before it was diverted to Khartoum airport in Sudan after the pilot was made aware of the Wi-Fi name.

“Experts said the Wi-Fi network in question was created on board,” Turkish Airlines said in a statement.

The plane then landed safely in Sudan where passengers were allowed to board the aircraft again after all 100 of them went through security checks.

“No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted.”

It might sound like an unthinkable thing to do, but it’s not the first time something like this has occurred.

In 2016, a Qantas flight had to be grounded for hours after a Wi-Fi hotspot on board was named “MOBILE DETONATION DEVICE”.

The Melbourne to Perth flight was diverted and more than 40 passengers were too afraid to board the flight again, while the culprit was identified and removed from the plane.

"He said there was a device on the plane that had a name on it that he found threatening and that we were not leaving until that device was brought to him,” passenger John Vidler told The Western Australian

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