LAX flight delayed after WiFi hotspot name prompts concerns

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London was delayed Sunday after concerns over the name of a WiFi hotspot.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London was delayed Sunday after concerns over the name of a WiFi hotspot.

A passenger saw the WiFi connection, named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," and expressed concern to a flight attendant.

The plane was held at a remote part of the airport for three hours and passengers were told to turn off their electronic devices. Passengers said they were initially told that it 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," said passenger Elliot Del Pra.

Flight 136 was eventually taken back to the gate and was delayed until 1 p.m. Monday, American Airlines officials said.

"After further investigation, it was determined that no crime was committed and no further action will be taken," the airport said in a statement to Eyewitness News on Monday.

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