A Flight Was Delayed After Someone Named Their Wi-Fi Hotspot ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has created a lot of Buzz around this year and all that for the wrong reasons and at the end of this year, it seems like Note 7 still have the battery percentage leftover as it again making headlines even after the Samsung has pulled the plug off from it.

On Tuesday, a passenger attempted a prank that went horribly wrong in Virgin Airlines turning into long flight drama that almost turned into a full-blown 3 a.m. diversion.

According to one passenger, the trouble began when crew members on a flight from San Francisco to Boston tried to recover the smartphone associated with a network named “Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097” and no one came forward.

A passenger on a Virgin Airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston reportedly created an emergency situation for the crew and fellow passengers as he created a Wi-Fi hotspot with name “Galaxy Note 7_1097” during the flight. As the infamous Samsung smartphone was earlier banned from all US airlines due to the explosion cases reported against it, the hoax ended up creating a panic situation.

After realizing that there was a Wi-Fi hotspot with Galaxy Note 7 name on the flight, the crew asked the passenger with the phone to press their call button, as per a report by BBC.

“This isn’t a joke. We’re going to turn on the lights (it’s 11pm) and search everyone’s bag until we find it,” the crew was quoted as saying in the report, citing a passenger onboard – a Twitter user named Lucas Wojciechowski.

When nobody pressed the button, the pilot had to get involved in the situation and warn the passengers that the flight will have to make an emergency landing if nobody claimed responsibility for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

After the delay, the prankster came forward confessing that there was no Galaxy Note 7 onboard and he had just changed the SSID wireless device to ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7_1097.’

According to Wojciechowski as quoted in the BBC News report, the flight crew later announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, we found the device. Luckily only the name of the device was changed to ‘Galaxy Note 7’. It was not a GN7.”

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