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10/27/2014 06:12 pm ET Updated Oct 28, 2014

American Airlines Flight Delayed After Passenger Comes Across 'Al-Quida Free Terror' WiFi Network

On Sunday, an American Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger noticed a WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]" on her phone's list of available networks.

According to NBC Los Angeles, a passenger on AA Flight 136 from Los Angeles to London alerted a flight attendant to the WiFi hotspot, and the plane was sent back to the gate, where passengers were told there 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," passenger Elliot Del Para said, per KABC in Los Angeles.

The airport issued a statement to KABC on Monday. "After further investigation, it was determined that no crime was committed and no further action will be taken," a rep for LAX said.

The Los Angeles Times found a tweet evidently written by one of the passengers on the grounded flight. He wasn't pleased:

The plane was finally set to take off Monday at 1 p.m.

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