Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight

SHARE Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight

LOS ANGELES — A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed.

The passenger on the American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London alerted crew members about the network Sunday night, and the plane returned to the gate.

KABC-TV reported Monday the hotspot was called “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork” and that passengers were kept onboard for several hours amid the investigation.

Los Angeles airport police said Monday that “no crime was committed and no further action will be taken.”

Federal authorities who took over the investigation had nothing add Monday morning.

An American Airlines spokesman says the flight was rescheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.

The Latest
Yes, COVID-19 seems to be receding overall. But too many students, Black students, in particular, remain unvaccinated.
The incident occurred just north of downtown Highland Park near Elm Place, according to Metra officials.
Even if Chicagoans want to support and get on board with investing in a better, more environmentally friendly CTA, if they are too scared to use public transit, they won’t.
Defense, turnovers and three-point shooting are three key areas the Sky need to adjust before Game 2 Saturday against the Liberty.
CPS says it’s ready for the worst. But the district also wants to take a “holistic” approach to safety that addresses students’ worrisome behavior by seeking the root causes.