Bomb on board: A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called “bomb on board” that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday. This may have started out as someone’s idea of a joke, but it ended with an emergency landing in Khartoum before the flight from Nairobi could continue on to Istanbul. Flight 608 left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 6 a.m. on its daily run to Turkey, but was diverted to the airport in Sudan after someone on the flight created a Wi-Fi network called “bomb on board.” When detected, the Wi-Fi account understandably enough caused alarm to the flight crew so the Boeing 737-800 was quickly diverted to Khartoum.“Experts said the Wi-Fi network in question was created on board,” Turkish Airlines said. “No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted.” Wi-Fi networks can be created on cell phones and other devices, and individuals have the capability to name them whatever they like. Turkish Airlines did not clarify whether authorities were able to identify which passenger created, and therefore named, the Wi-Fi network.
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